Carey Mulligan Goes Back to Brunette

09/30/2013 at 08:59 AM ET

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You were probably too busy watching football (and/or live-Tweeting the Breaking Bad finale) to notice there was a big celebrity hair change this weekend: Carey Mulligan is no longer a blonde.

The actress debuted a rich brown hue at the N.Y.C. premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis Saturday, marking a transformation from her platinum shade, which she sported for her role as Daisy Buchanan in last summer’s blockbuster The Great Gatsby.

RELATED: Weigh in on more celebrity hair changes here!

Mulligan styled her darker do in a low center-parted bun — a departure from the mini pompadour she usually hits the carpet in. She also changed things up in the wardrobe department, selecting a revealing Alexander McQueen design (no structured suits or demure dresses) with abs-baring cutouts and a gold blinged-out collar.

This is not the star’s first time as a brunette. She has a similar shade for her role in Inside Llewyn Davis (hitting theaters in December) — check it out in the trailer below. She also had brown hair back in 2010 and for her breakout performance in An Education (which nabbed her an Oscar nom) in 2009.

What do you think of Mulligan’s darker hue? Do you like her better as a blonde?

–Brittany Talarico

FILED UNDER: Beauty , Carey Mulligan , Celebs , Hair
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Kendell on

She is pretty either way, but I think that being a brunette is more flattering to her.

Brooke on

I am too distracted by her starvation collarbone to notice the hair.

Vanessa on

She’s pretty, but with her pulled back, I just noticed how really big her forehead is. It also emphasizes how thin her upper lip is. Great to see stars are just like us!

Amy on

Much better as a brunette, which is probably closer to her real color. Too washed out as a platinum blond.

Bettie on

She is so pretty either way, but I like her blonde!

Melissa on

Brown def looks better than the bleached blonde :)

Patty on

She looks beautiful. She really is a lovely girl.

susan on

She actually looks attractive for once! KEEP THE HAIR!

CaS on

She looks MUCH better as a brunette.

KP on


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