Jessica Biel swapped red carpet dresses and her perfect long locks for a curly cropped bob and oversized glasses.
That’s right, the actress is virtually unrecognizable as an accused ax murderer Montgomery candies in Hulu’s true crime series Candy. It is therefore not surprising that the Internet is in turmoil on his metamorphosis. A fan wrote on Twitter, “I don’t know who needs to hear this but Jessica Biel is Candy.”
The transformation is not necessarily flattering (another user commented“I know they could have found a better wig for Jessica Biel.”) But Biel’s co-stars Pablo Schreiber and Timothy Simons defend that it reflects the times and the actual defendant at the heart of the murder case.
“I thought she was fantastic,” Schreiber said in an exclusive interview with E! News. “See pictures of Candy Montgomery then see her exit the trailer for the first time, all the props for Katie Ballard, our hairstylist, to really nail this wig and nail all wigs, really. I think she did a fantastic job on this show creating some incredibly authentic and time-worthy looks.”