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Thandie Newton debuts new cropped hairstyle at Westworld photocall

She is one of the most recognisable British actresses, who plays a lead role in the HBO series.

But Thandie Newton was worlds away from her usual self on Wednesday, when she debuted a striking pixie crop hairstyle at the Westworld photo call in LA. 

The actress, 45, looked almost unrecognisable in what appeared to be a short black wig, as she posed with her co-stars at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills.  

Top of the crops: Thandie Newton was worlds away from her usual self on Wednesday, when she debuted a striking pixie crop hairstyle at the Westworld photo call in LA

Who's that girl? Thandie was almost unrecognisable compared to her usual red carpet appearances, with long flowing hair (pictured in May 2017) 

Who’s that girl? Thandie was almost unrecognisable compared to her usual red carpet appearances, with long flowing hair (pictured in May 2017) 

The Line of Duty star proved her natural stunning features with the cropped ‘do, which she effortlessly swept to one side.

While her new hair stole the show, the actress still looked chic in a vibrant burgundy shirt dress, made even more striking by semi-sheer sleeves and a contrasting blue spotted panel.

Sporting a thick slick of eyeliner and a sweeping of rosy blusher, Thandie displayed her clear and glowing complexion as she chatted about the show with her co-stars.

Bold: The actress, 45, looked almost unrecognisable in what appeared to be a short black wig, as she posed with her co-stars at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

Bold: The actress, 45, looked almost unrecognisable in what appeared to be a short black wig, as she posed with her co-stars at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills

Standing out: The Line of Duty star proved her striking natural features with the cropped ‘do, which she effortlessly swept to one side

Chic: While her new hair stole the show, the actress still looked chic in a vibrant burgundy shirt dress, made even more striking by semi-sheer sleeves and a contrasting blue spotted panel

Chic: While her new hair stole the show, the actress still looked chic in a vibrant burgundy shirt dress, made even more striking by semi-sheer sleeves and a contrasting blue spotted panel

Her co-star Evan Rachel Wood kept things simply chic in a black button-up dress, complete with one striking cut-out shoulder.

Sweeping her signature bob softly away from her face, the American Gothic star looked truly stunning as she answered questions at the event.

Rounding off the line-up was James Marsden, who looked typically trendy in a clashing burgundy and brown bomber jacket, layered atop a crisp white T-shirt.  

Gorgeous: Her co-star Evan Rachel Wood kept things simply chic in a black button-up dress, complete with one striking cut-out shoulder

Gorgeous: Her co-star Evan Rachel Wood kept things simply chic in a black button-up dress, complete with one striking cut-out shoulder

Radiant: Sweeping her signature bob softly away from her face, the American Gothic star looked truly stunning as she answered questions at the event

Radiant: Sweeping her signature bob softly away from her face, the American Gothic star looked truly stunning as she answered questions at the event

Handsome: Rounding off the line-up was James Marsden, who looked typically trendy in a clashing burgundy and brown bomber jacket, layered atop a crisp white T-shirt

Handsome: Rounding off the line-up was James Marsden, who looked typically trendy in a clashing burgundy and brown bomber jacket, layered atop a crisp white T-shirt

Thandie plays human-looking android Maeve Millay on HBO’s sci-fi series, and has spent much of the time naked on the hit show.

In an interview with Oprah Winfrey for Variety’s Actors On Actors series in June, the actress spoke about how she’d embraced the nudity required and in fact, found it liberating. 

‘It felt like having that fourth baby because it was a moment of such intense self-affirmation, not for me Thandie, but female power,’ said, who gave birth to her third child just weeks before filming started.

Leading lady: Thandie plays human-looking android Maeve Millay on HBO's sci-fi series

Leading lady: Thandie plays human-looking android Maeve Millay on HBO’s sci-fi series

The screen star added that she has never felt that way about a part before, explaining: ‘It’s ironic that I was standing there stark naked for a lot of it because I felt more in control than I’ve ever done because I said yes to this.

‘I said yes, I will stand here with nothing on and I will speak these words. I was so committed to this character’s trajectory. I felt it had secrets for how we need to survive as a humanity which is to fight for the truth.’

Production on the upcoming season of the critically-acclaimed show kicked off in the summer, and the first episode is set to air in April.  

'It was a moment of such intense self-affirmation': Her character spends much of her time naked on the show, which Thandie recently revealed she found 'liberating'

‘It was a moment of such intense self-affirmation’: Her character spends much of her time naked on the show, which Thandie recently revealed she found ‘liberating’

 



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