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Last week, we did a double take when Kristen Wiig stepped out with pretty new auburn locks, and at a screening of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty last night at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, hosted by The Cinema Society & Brooks Brothers, she shared the inspiration behind her sassy new hue. “I’ve always wanted to go red and I’ve never done it before,” she told InStyle.com. “It was just sort of [one of those things] where I’m not working right now and it was sort of like, ‘Okay yeah, I’ll just go for it.’” So does being a redhead make her feel like a new person? “Yeah!” she said with a straight face, then in the typical comedic Wiig style that we love, started laughing. “Well, no. Not really.”

In the Ben Stiller-directed 21st Century comic epic, about a man named Walter Mitty (Stiller) who escapes his everyday life by stepping inside his own over-active imagination, Wiig plays the co-worker and love interest of Mitty.

Catch a glimpse of Wiig in The Secret Life of Walter Mitty when it hits theaters on Christmas Day. As for her amazing coif, we can’t wait to see what kind of styles she will rock during the upcoming awards season.

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