Camille Luddington, the 37-year-old actress, who played Dr Jo Wilson in the hit medical drama, “Grey’s Anatomy,” shocked fans with a dramatic hair transformation on Wednesday. She revealed, with an Instagram post, that she bleached her blonde-haired brunette ahead of season 18 of the show, which is set to debut September 30 on ABC.
The photo showed a shiny blonde bob with beachy waves and dark roots. Luddington finished off her look with black winged eyeliner and pink lipstick. She captioned the pic “Season 18” and tagged hairstylists Stefani Oppocher, Christina Meneses and Justine Marjan, and her makeup artist Tonya Brewer.
Luddington’s look marked a major transformation for the star, who has had darker hair for years now. Earlier this summer, she came out lighter with a highlighted look. She posted this on her Instagram in May, with a new haircut and color from Meneses.
However, it’s worth pointing out that Luddington’s hair makeover may have happened after the filming of Season 18 of Grey’s Anatomy. Only time will tell if she would definitely appear on our screens as blonde, or if the writers would choose to keep her signature hair. color at the moment.
This new hairstyle drew many positive responses from her followers. Her âGrey’s Anatomyâ co-stars also stepped in with words of support for her new hairstyle. One fan wrote: âNew season, new hair. We are ready.”
Another commented: “Cami finally got her wish from Blonde Jo.”
Meanwhile, a third enthusiastic fan commented: “BLONDE JO ERA THIS IS NOT AN EXERCISE I WILL REPEAT JO BLONDE ERA”, while a fourth added: “I AM IN LOVE OF BLONDE.”
Sarah Drew, who is a co-star on the show, expressed her surprise and added a fiery emoji. Jake Borelli, who played Dr. Levi Schmitt on the series, also wrote: “The TEA!”
Jeanine Mason, who previously starred in Grey’s Anatomy as Dr Sam Bello, added: “BABE!”
One fan went so far as to compare the new look to another famous “Grey’s Anatomy” character from days gone by. The protagonist’s sister, Lexie, was also briefly blonde during the show’s sixth season. âThe Lexie Gray vibe,â the user wrote.
Prior to her stint at Grey’s – and while she was still a very brunette, fans may recall that the British actress actually played Kate Middleton in the 2011 film “William & Kate”, which dramatized the history of the couple’s relationship until the royal wedding.
Luddington as a mom
As she prepared for a new season of her long series, the “GA” actress has also settled into the life of a mother of two. Luddington and her husband, Matthew Alan, welcomed their second child, son Lucas Matthew, in August 2020. The actress shared the news with her fans via Instagram. The photo showed herself and her new baby in the hospital.
âAfter what seemed like a third trimester of a year, it finally happened! Matt and I are SO happy to announce the birth of our adorable baby boy, BOY Lucas, otherwise known as my little lion, âthe actress shared and added a lion emoji.
The couple’s new addition joins 3-year-old big sister Hayden, whose birth was announced in April 2017. The new mom of two told People that “it’s amazing” to welcome their second child home. .
Luddington also shared that Lucas “was the only boy’s name my husband and I really liked” and that he actually “passed the list of our boy’s names when I was pregnant with Hayden.”
The actress also revealed that Hayden is thrilled to have a baby brother. âShe tickled my stomach when I was pregnant and thought she was tickling the baby. When he arrived she was so dizzy. She kept kissing his head and saying how cute he was.
Luddington and the birth of the pandemic
In an appearance in March on “The Kelly Clarkson” Show, Luddington said she felt “a connection” to other mothers who also went through labor while wearing a mask during the pandemic.
âIt’s a different experience. I had to work with a mask, which was, like, the most important thing. So it was more than 15 hours with a mask, âshe said.
For other moms who had a similar fear, Luddington assured that she “honestly forgot” that she wore the mask for most of the experience. âI was in labor for over 15 hours and there was so much other stuff going on that my mind was elsewhere,â the actress said.
“I didn’t feel like pulling it off, but I was grateful that they allowed us to take them off for a short time to capture post-birth photos without the masks.”
What’s next for Wilson in Season 18?
Recently, the show’s executive producer Meg Marinis recently revealed what to expect for Wilson in Season 18. However, it looked like the character would start the season in complete âchaosâ.
In September, Marinis declared TV line, “She’s in chaos!” She’s like any new mom who works – she tries to figure it out. She doesn’t want to take a step back from her career, but she loves this baby. So she’s going to have to find a way to make everything work. We’re definitely going to explore some sort of craziness of what it’s like to be a working single mom. There will be comedy and heartbreak in this situation, âMarinis concluded.