Emma Stone isn’t one to shy away from transforming for a role: For The Favourite, for instance, she wore a corset so tight it literally shifted her internal organs around. And while we certainly expected her to pull off a pretty extreme look for her upcoming role as Cruella de Vil in Disney’s Cruella movie, a spinoff of 101 Dalmatians that puts its focus squarely on the classic story’s central villain, we definitely weren’t expecting this.
De Vil, of course, is known—between kidnapping puppies, that is—for her iconically split-down-the-middle black-and-white hairdo, which Stone has reprised for her title role (albeit with quite a bit more ’80s punky flair). But it seems that’s not the only look de Vil embraced in her day: New images show Stone on set at London’s Liberty department store and in character as Cruella with bright red hair.
Of course, Stone’s signature color is a gorgeous shade of coppery red, but in this case, we’re talking straight-up fire-engine red. (Archie Andrews has nothing on Stone’s de Vil.) Judging by the costume—a little more simple, with an emphasis on practicality instead of drama—it seems like this might just be a look at young Cruella, before she goes all-out de Vil.
Check it out, below:
They also caught Stone on set as she interacts with another character through what looks like a shop window reading “It should be fun.” Ominous, no?