The Jane the Virgin star had to undergo a dramatic makeover for her upcoming sci-fi thriller, Annihilation, in May (16), shaving the sides of her head and cutting her brunette locks short. Gina Rodriguez admits she was full of nerves before her hairdresser took the buzzer to her head, because she had kept her hair at a decent length for over a decade. “Honestly, in the moment, it wasn’t emotional,” the 32-year-old tells People Style. “I thought I was going to have a panic attack. I thought I was going to cry, all those things, because I haven’t had my hair cut off since I was, like, 15, but I didn’t do any of those.”
The actress came to embrace her new look, but it took some getting used to – and she confesses her self-confidence initially took a huge hit without her long luscious locks. “(Shaving my head) was trans formative because I came out stronger than I ever thought I would,” she says. “But I went through a journey that probably made me the weakest I’d ever been.” Gina Rodriguez has since grown out her tresses and lightened them up with an ombre bob.