James Franco Is Blond, Commence Freakout

08/11/2014 at 06:45 PM ET

James Franco blondeTaylor Hill/FilmMagic; Courtesy James Franco

James Franco is no stranger to posting buzzworthy selfies on Instagram. In fact, it’s like his seventh job (after actor, author, student, model, director and satirist). But we think this most recent one may have people talking more than usual: He’s showing off a new blond do.

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“That Late 90s bleached look,” Franco captioned his (fully clothed) selfie, showing off the universal hand sign for “hard rocking devil horns” as well as his new lightened-up do. Not only is his hair color straight out of the Nick Carter playbook (with frosted tips and everything), but he also straightened his naturally curly locks for a very “I Want It That Way” vibe.

He’s currently filming Michael, about a formerly gay man who turns anti-gay Christian minister, and it’s possible this new look has something to do with that. Or, knowing James Franco, it’s possible that it’s just Monday and he wanted a change. Either way, we hope this didn’t come as too much of a shock to any Franco fanatics out there.

What do you think of his new do?

–Alex Apatoff

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JC on

As a blond, he looks like he has eyes that open. Usually, his ayes are always the size of sphincters – as if he is always in a stoned state.

ssj455 on

He looks like he should be on “To Catch a Predator.”

Gray on

James Franco used to have so much potential. Now he is just weird.

nc on

You have perfected being a buffoon. Just stick to acting.

JP on

He is so weird now.

Stylista on

Wow, just when you thought he couldn’t look any douchier

Hiss on


DI on


bitsy on

Not a good look. Let’s hope it’s for a new role.

Guest on

Oh, let me guess, it’s another movie vilifying Christians. @@

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