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In her upcoming film The Princess, Joey King transforms into a long-haired badass on a mission. In the trailer we see King playing—you guessed it—a fiery-haired princess locked away in a tower after refusing to wed a terrible man. She's kicking ass, literally, as her thick mane of ginger waves cascades all around her.
In real life The Kissing Booth actor's brown-highlighted hair tends to fall in loose waves that graze her collarbone. But her signature lob is nowhere in sight in the almost two-minute trailer. Instead, it's replaced by a dramatic hip-length wig. This copper hair is parted down the middle and braided when the trailer begins, but that neat hairstyle is short-lived as King's character has to brawl with two guards. Her wavy hair becomes a tousled, tangled mess as she fights to save her kingdom and, more important, her family.
This isn't the first time Joey King has tried a completely different hairstyle for a role. This hair color and cut transformation are actually fairly tame compared with the time she chopped off her hair completely for her role as Gypsy Rose Blanchard in the 2019 miniseries The Act. We have to give this wavy hair our stamp of approval as one of our favorite wigs in film and TV this year.
King certainly fits the royal role with these lengthy red waves—she even looks a little like a live-action version of Merida from Pixar's Brave. You'll get to see every inch of her glorious hair when The Princess officially airs on Hulu on July 1.
This story originally appeared on Allure.
Originally Appeared on Glamour