Reese Witherspoon, Tennessee Toth, Jim Toth

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Over the weekend, Reese Witherspoon debuted a dramatically darker hair color while lunching with hubby Jim Toth and adorable baby Tennessee, and we were dying to know what inspired the big change.

Well, we just got official confirmation that the 37-year-old actress darkened her locks for a role in the upcoming movie The Good Lie, which follows a young refugee of the Sudanese Civil War and his encounters with a "brash American woman" as he adapts to the modern world.

Reese? Brash? We can't wait to see this!

After all, it's awfully hard to imagine the ebullient Legally Blonde star as anything but friendly and upbeat, but a serious brunette 'do and her amazing acting chops should pull through for her character in this new film. 

Do you prefer Reese as a blonde or brunette?

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