Movie bosses behind Jennifer Aniston's latest comedy fought plans to dye her hair darker for the role because they feared fans would fail to recognise her as a brunette.
The Friends star dyed her blonde locks brown and added a heavy fringe for her role as a raunchy dentist in Horrible Bosses.
She admits the new look was her idea, but studio chiefs fought her over the plan.
Aniston tells the Chicago Sun-Times "We had this wonderful period of time I do call Hair Gate. The studio didn't want me to wear a wig. I was told, 'No one will know who you are.' I said, 'They will know my name from the credits.'
"I'm the one who insisted on the dark hair. I was doing a movie right before this and one after that had me looking more like me, and I knew this character had to be different... I just felt such a freedom."