Eva Longoria Parker

Eva Longoria Parker has gone ginger! Photo: Splash News

What a difference one role can make.

From the stylish, sexy, ex-cover girl on "Desperate Housewives" to a makeup-free, high heel-less villager in "Without Men", Eva Longoria Parker was spotted on the set of her latest movie with newly dyed red hair.

The 35-year-old actress
is best known for her long, wavy brunette locks -- which we adore -- but her latest character required straighter, simpler strands with a distinct auburn hue. And while we love redheads, Parker's features are clearly more flattering with a darker hair color.

Parker is currently filming an adaptation of James Canon's international best-selling novel, "Tales From the Town of Widows" where she stars alongside Christian Slater as the leader of a group of women in a remote Latin American village whose husbands have left to fight a civil war.

Flat shoes and A-line cotton dresses with straight -- and now red -- hair is a "desperate" departure from the glamorous Eva Longoria Parker we have come to admire. But anything in the name of Hollywood, right?

Leave a comment below telling us what you think of the star's new hair color. At least she didn't go as red as this celeb!