Whoa, Maze Runner's Dylan O'Brien Looks Completely Different With Bleach Blonde Hair And Tattoos For New Movie

This week, Dylan O’Brien turns 30. The actor recently surpassed a decade since finding his big break on Teen Wolf, which first hit TV screens during the summer of 2011, and he’s since began and ended work on the successful Maze Runner movies. So the question becomes, what’s next for him? As every great artist does at the dawn of a new era, O’Brien has gone for a dramatic new look, and it’s for an upcoming movie he’ll star in.

The actor recently surprised fans when his style transformation was posted on TikTok to the tune of Blondie’s “Heart of Glass,” and it’s absolutely epic. Check it out for yourself:


Whoa. The Maze Runner actor is seen in hair and makeup, going from his classic brunette roots to a bleach blonde short haircut and an arm covered with tattoos. He kept his dark beard and is donning a bright orange shirt and gold chain. I have a feeling this role is going to be completely different than anything we’ve seen the actor do, and it’s super exciting.

The movie he's sporting the blonde for is called Not Okay , which is currently in production and will hit Hulu sometime after production in New York City has wrapped. Not Okay stars Set It Up’s Zoey Deutch as a misguided woman who is desperate for friends and fame. She decides to fake a trip to Paris to update her social media presence but, when a “terrifying incident” takes place in the real world, her imaginary trip spins out of control. Check out a BTS still down below:

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Not Okay is being characterized as a satire, perhaps targeting social media use with the story. The movie was written and is being directed by Quinn Shephard, who is also an actress and previously made a 2017 film called Blame. No word yet about how Dylan O’Brien will fit into the story, but here’s another picture of him on set, along with news that his latest character’s name is “Colin”:

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Since wrapping the third Maze Runner movie in 2017 following a terrible stunt accident, the actor has starred in the apocalyptic rom-com Love and Monsters, the trippy drama Flashback, and he had a small role in Paramount+’s Infinite with Mark Wahlberg. Before heading to the set of Not Okay, he stars in another movie with Zoey Deutch called The Outfit, which tells the story of an English tailor caught in the middle of a gangster situation. O'Brien also filmed a comedy called Maximum Truth.

All and all, we’re super hyped to see the character behind Dylan O’Brien’s bleach blonde-haired character in Not Okay. While we wait for the movie to continue production, check out what movies are coming out soon with CinemaBlend’s 2021 movie release schedule.

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