37 Times Actors Changed Their Appearance For A Role And Ended Up Looking Worse

    Taylor Lautner's long hair in Twilight was just tragic.

    Actors have to do a lot to prepare for a role and become a character.

    They have to look a certain way to be a character or to fit a storyline, but sometimes the final product is, uh, questionable. So, let's take a look at some of these *unique* looks:

    1. This is Anne Hathaway IRL.

    Anne Hathaway on a red carpet

    And this is Anne Hathaway's wig in Brokeback Mountain, which should've been a controversy of its own.

    Anne Hathaway in a messy blond wig

    2. This is Blake Lively IRL.

    Blake Lively attending a fashion show

    And this is Blake Lively's hair in Blair's wedding episode of Gossip Girl, which is simply appalling.

    Blake Lively with an enormous Bumpit in her hair

    3. This is Chad Michael Murray IRL.

    Chad Michael Murray at red carpet

    And this is Chad Michael Murray's hair in Season 4 of One Tree Hill, which is just SO uncomfy to look at.

    Chad Michael Murray with bad bangs

    4. This is Julia Roberts IRL.

    Julia Roberts on a red carpet

    And this is Julia Roberts in Mother's Day.

    Julia Roberts with a bowl cut wig

    Even though you probably mistook her for Coconut Head from Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide.

    Coconut head from '"Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide"

    5. This is Sarah Michelle Gellar IRL.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar holding an award on a red carpet

    And this is Sarah Michelle Gellar in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which made her look like someone who tried to cut their own bangs during an emotional breakdown.

    Sarah Michelle Gellar with bangs cut extremely short

    6. This is Halle Berry IRL.

    Halle Berry on a red carpet

    And this is Halle Berry's wig in the X-Men movies, which she deserved so much better than.

    Halle Berry in a white wig with extremely short bangs

    7. This is Samuel L. Jackson IRL.

    Samuel L. Jackson on a red carpet

    And this is Samuel L. Jackson's wig in The Great White Hype, which...speaks for itself.

    Samuel Jackson in a short, flat wig

    8. This is Terrence Howard IRL.

    Terrence Howard at an event

    And I think this is Terrence Howard in Empire. It may also be a ragamuffin doll.

    Terrence Howard wearing a bad dreadlocks wig

    9. This is Alison Pill IRL.

    Alison Pill on a red carpet

    And this is Alison Pill's haircut in The Newsroom, and it's also what I see in the corner of my room when I have sleep paralysis.

    Alison Pill with a horrible pixie cut

    10. This is Shemar Moore IRL.

    Shemar Moore on a red carpet

    And these are Shemar Moore's "cornrows" in Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and we must hold Tyler Perry accountable for this.

    Shemar Moore in a bad cornrows wig

    11. This is Mehcad Brooks IRL.

    And this is Mehcad Brooks' wig in A Fall from Grace, which, again, Tyler Perry will have to answer for one day!

    Mehcad Brooks wearing a bad wig of a high fade haircut

    12. This is Nicole Kidman IRL.

    Nicole Kidman  on a red carpet

    And this is Nicole Kidman's wig in Top of the Lake, which looked like the dust ball you would find under your fridge.

    Nicole Kidman wearing a flimsy gray wig

    13. This is Michael C. Hall IRL.

    And this is Michael C. Hall's wig in Dexter flashbacks, which made me think he was a Belieber.

    Michael C. Hall wearing a wig with long bangs

    14. This is Taylor Lautner IRL.

    Taylor Lautner on a red carpet

    And this is Taylor Lautner's wig in Twilight and Twilight: New Moon, which made it seem like Jacob didn't even wash his hair.

    Taylor Lautner wearing a very long wig

    15. This is Peter Dinklage IRL.

    Peter Dinklage on a red carpet

    And this is Peter Dinklage's wig in The Boss, which made him look like a teenager going through his emo phase.

    Peter Dinklage in a wig with long bangs that swoop to one side

    16. This is Jennifer Lawrence IRL.

    Jennifer Lawrence walking down the street

    And this is Jennifer Lawrence's wig in the X-Men movies, which was just...no.

    Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique with poorly slicked back orange hair

    17. This is Vincent Kartheiser IRL.

    Vincent Kartheiser on a red carpet

    And this is Vincent Kartheiser's hairline in Mad Men, which was ROUGH.

    Vincent Kartheiser with his hairline pushed way back

    18. This is Cassie Steele IRL.

    Cassie Steele on a red carpet

    And this is Cassie Steele's blonde hair in Degrassi: The Next Generation, which I thought was a fever dream, but no, it was real.

    Cassie Steele with orange-tinted blonde hair and bangs

    19. This is Cobie Smulders IRL:

    Cobie Smulders on a red carpet

    And this is Cobie Smulders kinda giving Lord Farquaad in the How I Met Your Mother flash-forward scenes.

    Cobbie Smulders in a short, shiny black bob wig

    20. This is Constance Wu IRL.

    Constance Wu on a red carept

    And these are Constance Wu's enormous bangs in Hustlers.

    Constance Wu wearing a wig with huge bangs

    21. This is Emma Stone IRL.

    Emma sStone on a red carpet

    And this is Emma Stone's wig in The Help, which was almost as problematic as the film.

    Emma Stone with a short, curly wig

    22. This is Kate Mara IRL.

    Kate Mara on a red carpet

    And this is Kate Mara in Fantastic Four wearing a wig that I can't believe they thought looked natural.

    Kate Mara in an obvious wig

    23. This is Sarah Jessica Parker IRL.

    Sarah Jessica Parker on a red carpet

    And just like that, the biggest mistake of Sex and the City was Sarah Jessica Parker's short bob.

    Sarah Jessica Parker with a short curly bob

    24. This is Nina Dobrev IRL.

    Nina Dobrev on a red carpet

    And these are Nina Dobrev's wigs in the series finale of The Vampire Diaries, which actually made me cackle.

    Nina Dobrev wearing obvious wigs as Elena and Katherine

    25. This is Sasha Pieterse IRL.

    Sasha Pieterse on a red carpet

    And these are Sasha Pieterse's bangs on Pretty Little Liars, which never should've happened.

    Sasha Pieterse with ill-styled bangs

    26. This is Lucy Hale IRL.

    Lucy Hale on a red carpet

    And this is Lucy Hale's — umm — unique pink hair and Bumpits in Pretty Little Liars!

    Lucky Hale with a Bumpit and pink highlights

    27. This is Shailene Woodley IRL.

    Shailene Woodley

    And these are Shailene Woodley's bangs in Season 2 of Big Little Lies, which still keep me up at night.

    Shailene Woodley with very short bangs

    28. This is Shane Kippel IRL.

    Shane Kippel on a red carpet

    And this is Shane Kippel's hair in Season 4 of Degrassi: The Next Generation, which made me want to scream.

    Shane Kippel with half his head shaved and the other half grown out long with highlights

    29. This is Katherine Langford IRL.

    Katherine Langford on a red carpet

    And this list would be incomplete without Katherine Langford's bob-style wig in 13 Reasons Why.

    Katherine Langford in a short, stringy bob wig

    30. This is Corey Hawkins IRL.

    Corey Hawkins on a red carpet

    And this is Corey Hawkins' wig in The Walking Dead, which didn't even slightly look like it was actually growing from his scalp.

    Corey Hawkins in a obvious dreadlocks wig

    31. This is Charlie Weber IRL.

    Charlie Weber at an event

    And this is Charlie Weber's flashback wig in How to Get Away with Murder, which was the real enemy all along.

    Charlie Weber in an obvious wig

    32. This is Liza Weil IRL.

    Liza Weil on a red carpet

    And this is Liza Weil's flashback wig on How to Get Away with Murder, which wasn't much better than Charlie's.

    Liza Well in an obvious wig

    33. This is Stephen Amell IRL.

    Stephen Amell on a red carpet

    And this is Stephen Amell's wig in the flashbacks for Arrow, which made him look like a menace to society.

    Stephen Amell with an awkward haircut

    34. This is Angelina Jolie IRL.

    And these are Angelina Jolie's bangs in Girl, Interrupted, which were...chaotic.

    Angelina Joile with extremely short bangs

    35. This is Rita Ora IRL.

    RIta Ora on a red carpet

    And I still want to know why Rita Ora was in Fifty Shades of Grey and why she was given a flapper's bob.

    Rita Ora in flapper style wig

    36. This is Kiernan Shipka IRL.

    Kiernan Shipka on a red carpet

    And this is Kiernan Shipka's white wig in the Season 1 finale of Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, which was definitely one of the most chilling things I've ever seen.

    And Kiernan Shipka in a short, white obvious bob wig

    37. And lastly, this is Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, and Lili Reinhart IRL.

    Madelaine Petsch, Camila Mendes, and Lili Reinhart on seperate red carpets

    And these were the wigs they had to wear on Riverdale while keeping a straight face.

    Madelaine Petsch in a black stringy wig, Camila Mendes in obvious long wig, and Lili Reinhart in a terrible black bob wig

    What are other times actors had an awkward or unsightly transformation for a role? Let us know in the comments.