02/04/2013 08:21 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rachel Weisz's Harper's Bazaar UK Cover Renders The Actress Unrecognizable (PHOTO, POLL)

Rachel Weisz holds one of the top slots on our girl crush list -- have you ever seen her looking less than perfect? Until now, our answer would have been no.

But that was before her March 2013 cover for Harper's Bazaar UK. The mag features the actress in a red, bell-sleeved Gucci dress looking a little... different. Something about her facial expression and stiff body pose just don't read Rachel to us. We weren't sure if we even recognized her at first.

Of course, that could be the result of a little acting on the photo shoot set. The "Oz: The Great and Powerful" actress told the glossy that she does enjoy letting go of herself sometimes:

“That’s what’s so great about acting, you’re not really responsible. I mean, I’m polite to everyone on set and I’m not a struggle to work with, but in terms of how you get to treat people, it’s carte blanche, because it’s fiction -– no one’s really going to get hurt. And it’s a very joyful place to let go.”

Since we're still not quite sure what happened with Rachel's cover shot, we're going to chalk it up to that and some strange creative direction on the magazine's part. After all, the actress just graced the Golden Globes red carpet looking particularly radiant, so how can we blame Ms. Weisz for a single day of microscopic imperfection?


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See the actress looking more like her gorgeous self!

Rachel Weisz's Style Evolution

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