Robert Downey Jr. looked unrecognizable on the set of HBO’s new series The Sympathizer.
Downey Jr., 57, was photographed on a set in Los Angeles. The star could be seen wearing a pink collared shirt with a maroon jacket over it.
The normally bald “Iron Man” star also sported a receding red hairline and a head of sparse but curly hair.
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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Downey Jr. is the executive producer of the series and will play several supporting roles.
Hoa Xuande, Fred Nguyen Khan, Toan Le, Vy Le, and Alan Trong are also starring in the series, the outlet reported.
Downey Jr. went bald for the role because he didn’t want to wear a bald hat. The “Sherlock Holmes” actor shared a video on social media of his children helping him prepare for his role.
In the video, Downey Jr. interrupts children carving pumpkins, saying, “Sorry for the interruption, but I need your help.” do you?”
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“Well, I don’t want to wear a bald hat, so could you shave your head?” the actor asked.
The kids worked away and Downey Jr. showed off his new style in a video.
“Well done,” he said.
“What we do for work…and our kids. #sympathizers are ready,” he wrote in the caption.
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