Naomi Watts is unrecognisable as she debuts new red hot hair

Julie Delahaye

Naomi Watts' latest selfie had her fans doing a double take on Sunday night. The 47-year-old could have been a completely different person as she made her debut as a redhead with a bold new auburn hairstyle, a stark contrast to her usually golden blonde tresses.

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Naomi Watts debuted a striking new red hair colour

The Birdman actress showed off her show-stopping new look in a striking close-up snap posted on Instagram, which saw her auburn tresses worn down in tumbling curls, paired with winged eyeliner for ultimate glamour.

Although her followers immediately took to social media to praise the star's new 'do, it could be that the look is only temporary or even a wig, as Naomi explained in the caption that her red locks are actually part of her role in her upcoming film The Bleeder.

"You lookin' at me?" she quipped in the caption. "First day on set with #LievSchreiber for #TheBleeder #LindaWepner #ChuckWepner #backtowork."

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The star usually has light blonde hair

Naomi is set to play Linda Wepner in the upcoming drama inspired by the life of heavyweight boxer Chuck Wepner – and her long-term partner Liev Schreiber will play the leading role.

Just a few days before, the King Kong star was enjoying a Thanksgiving break, revealing she and her loved ones had indulged in a delicious feast. Showing off her sense of humour, Naomi posted a photo of herself donning a chef's hat and posing by the turkey, before admitting she had not actually taken part in the cooking of the main course, but had made the desserts.

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Naomi gave fans a glimpse at her Thanksgiving feast

"Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! Wish I could say I cooked this bird…" she wrote in the caption. "But instead, I cheated and stole hat from son's dress up box. I did make the chocolate mousse though! Meal was amazing – thanks to the fantastic tolyaashe #grateful #thanksgiving #goodtimes."

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