Orange is the New Black's 'Skinhead Helen' looks crazy different in real life

Yes, we know, actors often need to change up their look for a part, but Orange is the New Black star Francesca Curran really committed.

The actress plays 'Skinhead Helen' on the show, however in real life, she has a head of very luscious locks and well, looks completely different.

Take a look.

In an interview with Insider, Curran said how her look takes longer than any other character to achieve: "I'd come in, in the morning, and I was always the first person in and the last person out of the make-up chair. I would see the whole cast come and go."


The actress would need to have her head shaved every day to apply tattoos and have makeup put on to make her look older and her teeth dirty

Curran added: "Even fans of the show coming up to me in real life will say, 'Are you sure it's you?' And I'm like, 'Yeah, I'm positive.'

"It's kind of fun because I'll sometimes be out to lunch with the other girls on the show and they'll be getting recognised, and then they'll [fans] say to me, 'Who are you?' And I'm like, 'Oh I'm just not in Helen drag.'

"And you know, then it becomes a long, long wave of, 'No you're not.' And, I'm like, 'Okay.'"

We definitely wouldn't know her...


23, I couldn't have asked for anything more, but I guess it's time to turn 24?

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