Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Girl next door no more: Coyote Ugly star Piper Perabo is virtually unrecognisable on the red carpet



Who's that girl? Actress Piper Perabo attends a storytelling event 'A More Perfect Union: Stories of Prejudice & Power' at New York Public Library on Monday night

She made her name as the fresh-faced small-town girl in hit film Coyote Ugly back in 2000.

But these days Piper Perabo is sporting quite a different look.

The 34-year-old appeared at an event in New York on Monday for the USA network looking practically unrecognisable.

Instead of her usual girl-next door style, Piper looked much more like the standard cookie-cutter Hollywood blonde.

Wearing a figure-hugging ruched dark blue dress that showed off her slender figure, the actress appeared to have undergone a bit of a transformation.

The actress was cast as the lead character in the television spy series Covert Affairs on the USA Network in June 2009.

Playing Annie Walker, a young CIA trainee unexpectedly sent out into the field, Piper has a very action-packed role.

And it looks as if she will be sticking to TV after working in both movies and the stage.

Changes: Piper still looked like the girl next door even three years ago at the Tribeca Film Festival short film program

She says: 'I’d been doing a play for almost a year, Neil Labute’s Reasons to be Pretty.
And because of the sort of actor de facto strike and then the real writers' strike, there had just been a real slowdown in film and scripts coming out.

'So when this came up, although I hadn’t really considered doing television before, because it was a feminine heroine, that really attracted me to it, you know what I mean?

'Not just playing like the girlfriend of the sidekick or the person who’s always being rescued. It’s just, there’s nothing to do in those roles, and they get pretty boring.'

USA Network & The Moth's Storytelling Event Present A More Perfect Union: Stories Of Prejudice & Power

Fresh faced: Piper, right, seen in the 2000 hit movie Coyote Ugly in which she starred with Maria Bell

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