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Gina Rodriguez is unrecognisable with her latest edgy hairstyle

May 6, 2016
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Gina Rodriguez has gone for a drastic makeover just in time for the summer. The 31-year-old actress took to Instagram on Thursday where she debuted an edgy new undercut hairstyle, a stark contrast to her usually long, cascading curly locks.

gina rodriguez© Photo: Instagram

Gina Rodriguez unveiled a new undercut hairstyle on Instagram

The Jane the Virgin star revealed she had shaved the side of her head in a close-up snap, with her black glossy shorter locks tied up in a high ponytail to show off the bold new 'do. "Annihilation. #AnyaThorensen," she captioned the snap, revealing that her makeover wasn't just done a whim, but for her role in upcoming film Annihilation.

Gina is set to star alongside Natalie Portman in the sci-fi thriller which follows a group of scientists as they embark on a dangerous expedition to a mysterious location.

hair© Photo: Twitter

The actress teased fans with a snap of her chopped tresses on Twitter

Earlier in the week, Gina had teased fans with a photo on Twitter in which she held a handful of her chopped locks, tied together in a ponytail-esque style. "No hair, don't care. #locksoflove," she wrote alongside the snap, which sparked a frenzy amongst her fans as they eagerly awaited to see her new look.

As soon as the Sleeping with the Fishes actress unveiled her striking hairstyle on Instagram, comments began pouring in from fans on Twitter and Instagram, complimenting the star. Gina took the time to reply to some of their messages of praise and queries. When one fan asked her why she chose to rock the look, she replied: "It's for a film role. And I love it."

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Gina has been rocking long curly tresses in recent months

Gina also explained to another fan that she was happy to "transform" for a new role – and that shaving her head was a temporary look, as her tresses would eventually grow back.

"Why thank you! Hair does grow back," she admitted. "Transforming is my job and something I feel lucky I get to do!"