Blake Lively: My Bodyguard Demanded I Go Brunette For ‘Green Lantern’
First Published: April 1, 2011 5:13 PM EDT Credit: Warner Bros. / Getty Images
LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Blake Lively ditched her blonde locks for the upcoming “Green Lantern,” and she revealed to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush who exactly pushed her to go brunette for the role.
“For ‘Green Lantern,’ I was a brunette,” the actress, who took home the Breakthrough Performer of the Year award at CinemaCon 2011, told Billy in Las Vegas on Thursday.
“I loved having the brown hair. It was the first time I did anything different. I’m about to change my hair again for another movie,” she continued, explaining that her bodyguard demanded that she dye her hair for the comic book superhero movie role.
“This man, who I’ve never heard him say more than four words, [someone] you would never pin him as a comic book fan, as soon as it came out that I was playing Carol Ferris/Star Sapphire, he was like, ‘You have to dye your hair brown!’” she explained. “He said, ‘Not only for my sake as a fan, but for your own security, I’m telling you, you have to dye your hair brown! People will attack you, people will be so angry.’”
Adding, “So I said, ‘This is beyond the look of the film, my life is in danger!’”
Blake’s mention of the Star Sapphire character could be a clue that fans will see the actress take on the superhero persona on the big screen that appears in the “Green Lantern” comic books.
“Green Lantern,” with Ryan Reynolds playing the title character, hits theaters on June 17.
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