Gina Rodriguez Totally Transformed Her Look

Celebrities switch up their hair for movies all the time, but this latest transformation is a big one. Gina Rodriguez shaved her hair off, and she looks so fierce that you actually may not miss her long hair at all. I mean, there's no better time than summer to make a chop, right?

Rodriguez has always rocked the long, cascading curls, so her new, edgy cut is definitely a bit of a shock. The actor debuted a seriously different look on Instagram on Wednesday, so if you were scrolling through your feed, you may have gone right past it not even realizing it was her. Her hair (now considerably shorter) was pulled up in a ponytail, revealing a completely shaved back and sides. It's hard to tell exactly how long her hair is now, but I'd guess it falls just below her ears — so that's a pretty major switch-up from what her hair was before.

So what gives? Why the change? The post was captioned "Annihilation. #AnyaThorensen," referring to Rodriguez's role in the upcoming film, Annihilation, so I think it's safe to say this is for the film. And based off this hair makeover, her character is going to be seriously badass.

I give her serious creds for choosing to cut her hair, rather than wearing a wig or something.

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I mean her hair was so long before...

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As a fellow girl with long hair, I can only imagine the shock factor at not having that much hair falling on your neck anymore.

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And she also loves to curl and style her hair, so rocking the shorter 'do will make that more difficult. But who knows? Maybe this will bring out a new, edgy side to her.

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Both ways, she's a stunner.