Blake Lively, categorically beautiful human being, talented actress and wife of Ryan Reynolds, must officially be hankering for an Oscar nomination. You know how I know? Because she’s received the notoriously effective Gritty Make-Under™ for her upcoming movie role.
Lively was spotted filming her upcoming spy-thriller movie Rhythm Section in Dublin recently, and it doesn’t take a genius to notice a few drastic changes in Lively’s appearance.
In the film, Lively apparently plays a woman who vows to get revenge when her family is killed in a suspicious plane crash, and subsequently adopts the identity of an assassin to track down those responsible. The movie is based on a four-part book series, written by British thriller writer Mark Burnell.
Her style in the movie is decidedly low-key, though — complete with multiple baggy layers and a knit cap. (Always a sign of Serious Acting ahead.)
Reynolds, who is never one to miss the opportunity to tease his wife, posted a shot of Lively’s new look to his Instagram feed, alongside the caption “#Nofilter.”
Okay, so a spy-thriller movie probably isn’t going to get an Oscar nod — but I’m proud of Lively for adopting the look, anyway. And, considering there are three more books in the series, there’s a decent chance we’ll be getting more of grungy Blake in the future.
Just know this, Blake: you’re on the right track. Just some slightly deeper eye bags and sunken cheeks and you could very well have a golden statuette in your hand before you know it!
And, in the meantime, I’m sure Ryan will be there to keep you humble (by trolling you).