The Weeknd Swapped Out His Beard For A Phenomenal Stache
In honor of his debut as a cameo actor-slash-newly single man, The Weeknd brought some real Lionel Richie energy to the red carpet of the Uncut Gems TIFF premiere last night. For his role in the film, Abel amped up the punk by shearing his typically generous beard into a phenomenally precise horseshoe 'stache and wearing his hair high, narrow, and angular. We've never been so happy to see a chin.
Credited under his birth name, Abel Tesfaye, the Weeknd plays a 2012 version of himself in the Safdie brothers' new release—an up-and-coming R&B artist who's heavy on the punk and very ready to brawl with Adam Sandler. But with self reflection comes self improvement, which might explain why Abel took a decidedly marked turn from the slightly overgrown afro and Basquiat-level locks he was actually sporting in 2012. Historical accuracy aside, the beardless Weeknd (the Weekdy, if you will) is a look worth soul-searching for.