Reese Witherspoon’s signature blonde stands have been a trademark throughout her career (hello, Legally Blonde), but apparently the Academy Award-winning actress isn’t a natural blonde. If you’re watching her new Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, you’ve caught a glimpse of Witherspoon’s natural hue, which she dons in her role as reporter Bradley Jackson. But the actress also revealed her natural hair via an epic 90s throwback on Instagram, and fans can’t believe it.
“Wait… is this my real hair color?” Witherspoon joked in a caption yesterday, along with the hashtags “#tbt” and “#1990s.” The photo is a snap of the actress as a child, with her ashy chestnut brown hair getting caught in a breeze.
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The 43-year-old has shared plenty of childhood photos with her natural hair color before, but something about the uncanny resemblance to her Morning Show character makes this occasion special.
It also proves just how skilled Witherspoon’s longtime hair colorist Lorri Goddard is at maintaining her client’s signature color. Goddard has worked her magic on some of Hollywood’s other famous blondes such as Jennifer Lawrence, Chloe Moretz, and Rose Huntington-Whiteley.
Based on red carpet photos from The Morning Show’s premiere, it doesn’t look like Witherspoon is going brunette in real life anytime soon. Regardless, she can clearly rock any shade she chooses.
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