Blake Lively is unrecognizable in behind-the-scenes selfie promoting her latest movie

Blake Lively is unrecognizable in behind-the-scenes selfie promoting her latest movie

There's no doubt that Blake Lively is one of the most instantly recognizable women in the world, and when she's taking to the red carpet alongside her husband Ryan Reynolds, the couple really does cut a dash.

However, when you're an actress of Blake's caliber, your job sometimes necessitates having to undergo a lot of makeup and prosthetics in order to transform yourself for a role.

It's hard to believe that someone like Blake Lively could ever be made to be unrecognizable ... but if the latest selfie uploaded to her official Instagram account is any indication, then someone has obviously managed the impossible.

Taking a picture of herself to promote her new movie The Rhythm Section, Blake can be seen with a bowl cut instead of her usual crown of golden locks and has had makeup applied to give her a somewhat-disheveled appearance.

Blake captioned the post: "Facetune broke. @therhythmsectionmovie (Both makeup looks by the incredible @vivianbaker💄) [sic]"

The Rhythm Section is an upcoming movie directed by Reed Morano, which stars Jude Law and Sterling K. Brown alongside Blake Lively. The movie tells the story of  Stephanie Patrick, a woman who seeks to uncover the truth behind a plane crash that killed her family.

And Lively's followers couldn't get over the dramatic transformation:

Credit: Instagram

Credit: Instagram

Credit: Instagram

Credit: Instagram

After Patrick (who was supposed to be on the plane herself) discovers that the crash was not an accident, she personally embarks on a mission to track down those responsible by assuming the identity of an assassin.

Recently, Blake's husband Ryan Reynolds was almost crushed by a stage barrier in this dramatic footage: 

The trailer for the upcoming film, which was delayed several times due to production issues, was released back in September, and if you give it a watch you'll see even more clearly just how much Blake has changed her appearance for this role.