Samara Weaving reveals stunning bright red hair transformation

The Aussie golden girl has morphed into a comic book character for her new film.
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Samara Weaving is known for her iconic blonde locks, which is why you might be shocked to see her incredible red-haired transformation in new film Snake Eyes, G.I. Joe Origins.

WATCH: Samara chats to ELLE about depicting a female action hero in film:

For the new film, Samara’s sun-bleached blonde tresses were transformed into a long, fiery red mane belonging to the kick-ass comic book character Scarlett.

Speaking to ELLE Australia ahead of the film’s release this week, Samara (who is now back to her familiar honey blonde), revealed she “loved” her stint as a red-head.

“It was so pretty, and long,” she described to us.

But don’t be fooled by those lush red locks seen in the film. Upon further investigation, Samara revealed the transformation was actually all down to a wig.

“I loved putting that wig on every day. I gonna try to hunt it down and wear it,” she said.

Samara looks stunning as a red-head in Snake Eyes, G.I. Joe Origins.

When asked if going red permanently was an option, Samara admitted upkeep would be a clincher.
“You’d have to dye it all the time, and that would be tricky,” she laughed.

Her red hair wasn’t the only thing she loved about her character’s look. While much of G.I. Joe squad member Scarlett’s wardrobe was pieced together to compliment her rather, um, action-filled lifestyle, there were several low-key scenes where we got a peek of the black-belted character’s personal style.

“[Scarlett] is very stylish when she’s not in her superhero suit. I want to steal all of it! I loved her leather coat, and there were some boots with snakes on the bottom, they were sick,” Samara said.

Scarlett’s trendy outfits are also a key feat to look out for.

Samara is fast becoming one of Australia’s biggest Hollywood stars alongside the likes of Margot Robbie and Isla Fisher. Like Samara, both actresses got their start on popular local soapsNeighbours and Home And Away.

Of course, Samara’s roles these days are a far cry from her gentle Home And Away character, Indi.

There’s marital artist Scarlett from G.I. Joe, and her depiction of revenge-seeking Grace from Ready Or Not was absolutely on-point. And who could forget the relentlessly terrifying Nix from Kiwi action comedy Guns Akimbo?

In addition, Samara has recently snapped up a leading role in blockbuster-bound The Valet, an English-language remake of the popular French film.

“I would never do the things that these characters did so it’s really fun to live out this fantasy of someone who just kicks ass and doesn’t care. It’s awesome,” Samara told ELLE.

Samara has had a slew of action-clad roles. (Getty)

The Adelaide-born actress is keen to keep fuelling that female superhero fire in film, especially where representation has lacked in the past.

“I remember when I saw Wonder Woman, and there’s that opening scene where it’s all women fighting. I just started crying because I realised I hadn’t ever seen that before – an entirely female cast in an action.

“Having that representation makes us feel seen and validated. I realised I really haven’t really seen that other than in, like Charlie’s Angels or Kim Possible. So I’m really glad to be a part of that, I hope there’s more!”

This article originally appeared on our sister site, ELLE. 

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