In newly-released photographs from the set of his upcoming series “The Sympathizer,” Robert Downey Jr. appears to have undergone a dramatic transformation.
In photographs exclusively obtained by Page Six On Saturday, the 57-year-old award-winning actor was spotted with no hair, sporting a black zip-up hoodie, blue sweats, and a white T-shirt.
On Friday, while the cast and crew took a break from filming to eat lunch on site, the images were taken.
Photos reveal that the bald look was not the only transformation Downey underwent during the production of the episode.
The “Iron Man” star was also seen shirtless, with medium-length brown hair and obvious chest hair, going around the set.
Downey appeared to have lost weight, as his ribs were visible in the photographs.
Additionally, the “Due Date” star was earlier spotted wearing an unidentifiable red wig.
The actor appeared to have lost a substantial amount of weight for the miniseries.
According to reports, Downey is playing multiple supporting roles in the HBO drama, which explains why his image in set photos is always shifting.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the “Sherlock Holmes” actor portrays a rising Orange County, California congressman, a CIA officer, and a film director.
According to IMDB, “The Sympathizer” focuses on a half-French, half-Vietnamese guy who spied for Communist forces during the Vietnam War. Hoa Xuande, an Australian actor, was cast in the starring role.
At a November red carpet event, Downey gave fans a look of his new appearance.
At the time, the “Avengers” actor attended the premiere of his film “Sr.” with a shaven head.
Prior to the event, Downey revealed via social media that his children, Exton, 10, and Avri, 8, assisted him with the change.
“I don’t want to wear a bald cap, so please shave my head.” In the clip, the “Dolittle” actor jokedly asked his children what he owed them for the haircut.
Then, Downey added the amusing message, “The things we do for our work… and our children. #Sympathizer is ready.”