Zooey Deschanel shocks her fans by posting rare photo without bangs: ‘Proof I have a forehead’

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She has developed one of the most recognizable hairstyles in Hollywood over the past two decades.

But Zooey Deschanel threw her fans for a loop on Friday when she shared a mirror selfie on Instagram without her trademark bangs.

“For all the doubters …” the 41-year-old actress captioned her photo before joking, “Prove I have a forehead.”

What a difference!  Zooey Deschanel, 41, threw her fans for a loop on Friday when he shared a mirror selfie on Instagram without her trademark bangs

What a difference! Zooey Deschanel, 41, threw her fans for a loop on Friday when he shared a mirror selfie on Instagram without her trademark bangs

Zooey was dressed casually for her snap in a thin purple sweater.

The actress kept her phone easily accessible by wearing a strap on her black case, which was decorated with pink roses.

She parted in the middle as usual, although this time she didn’t have her usual bangs to cover it up.

Later, the New Girl star reposted the photo on her Insta Stories, along with a meme comparing her with and without bangs.

The classic look: Zooey is best known for her dark brown bangs, a look she wore on most of her series New Girl (2011–2018);  seen in February 2020

The classic look: Zooey is best known for her dark brown bangs, a look she wore on most of her series New Girl (2011–2018);  seen in February 2020

The classic look: Zooey is best known for her dark brown bangs, a look she wore on most of her series New Girl (2011–2018); seen in February 2020

Unrecognizable: She reposted the photo on her Insta Stories with a meme that compared her to Clark Kent for her changing styles

Unrecognizable: She reposted the photo on her Insta Stories with a meme that compared her to Clark Kent for her changing styles

Unrecognizable: She reposted the photo on her Insta Stories with a meme that compared her to Clark Kent for her changing styles

“When I saw Zooey Deschanel without bangs and glasses, I finally understand how no one knew Clark Kent was Superman,” the original user joked.

The actress was juxtaposed in one photo wearing a black and white striped blouse, bangs and round plastic-framed glasses, while looking glamorous with her dark locks swept to the side in a one-shouldered red carpet dress in the other image .

“This photo reminded me of this meme … lol,” Zooey joked.

Old school: Many of Zooey's early film appearances did not feature her iconic pony, including her acclaimed drama All The Real Girls (2003)

Old school: Many of Zooey's early film appearances did not feature her iconic pony, including her acclaimed drama All The Real Girls (2003)

Old school: Many of Zooey’s early film appearances did not feature her iconic pony, including her acclaimed drama All The Real Girls (2003)

Changes: She also has no bangs in her modern Christmas classic Elf, and her standard brunette locks were dyed blonde for the movie

Changes: She also has no bangs in her modern Christmas classic Elf, and her standard brunette locks were dyed blonde for the movie

Changes: She also has no bangs in her modern Christmas classic Elf, and her standard brunette locks were dyed blonde for the movie

Zooey is best known for her sporty bangs, possibly for her seven-year run on Fox’s New Girl sitcom with the instantly recognizable look.

But she failed to show her future standard in some of the earliest films, such as 1999’s Almost Famous, 2003’s critically acclaimed drama All The Real Girls, and the modern Christmas classic Elf from the same year.

The star has remained unremarkable since the 2018 finale of her series New Girl, having only voiced a character on the Trolls: World Tour last year and has since appeared briefly in a Katy Perry video.

However, Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger, 42, revealed that she had a new collaboration with the actress and singer late last month, although she didn’t reveal details of what it could be.

She pulled her best pout for the camera as Zooey showed a crumpled smile on a selfie.

Collaboration: Zooey has remained unremarkable since ending New Girl in 2018, but she and Nicole Scherzinger, 42, teased a project together late last month

Collaboration: Zooey has remained unremarkable since ending New Girl in 2018, but she and Nicole Scherzinger, 42, teased a project together late last month

Collaboration: Zooey has remained unremarkable since ending New Girl in 2018, but she and Nicole Scherzinger, 42, teased a project together late last month

Dating game: she returns to television with cohost Michael Bolton for an update on The Dating Game, renamed The Celebrity Dating Game

Dating game: she returns to television with cohost Michael Bolton for an update on The Dating Game, renamed The Celebrity Dating Game

Dating game: she returns to television with cohost Michael Bolton for an update on The Dating Game, renamed The Celebrity Dating Game

Zooey also plans to return to television in the near future to provide an update on the classic show The Dating Game, this time rebranded as The Celebrity Dating Game.

She and fellow singer Michael Bolton will host the episodes, with two celebrities choosing from three bachelors or bachelors who don’t know they’re famous.

“The identities of celebrities will remain a mystery to their suitors, who will receive clues through hilarious performances of parody songs by host Michael Bolton,” said an ABC statement.

The She & Him singer spends much of her free time with her boyfriend Jonathan Scott, of Property Brothers fame.

The two hit it off almost immediately during an episode of Carpool Karaoke filmed with her sister Emily Deschanel and his brother Drew Scott in August 2019.

Loved couple: She & Him singer spends much of her free time with her boyfriend Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers fame

Loved couple: She & Him singer spends much of her free time with her boyfriend Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers fame

Loved couple: She & Him singer spends much of her free time with her boyfriend Jonathan Scott of Property Brothers fame