But the reaction was all very reminiscent of the Renee Zellweger drama from October, when she appeared on the red carpet looking different. Renee still looks different, though — Uma looked very much herself on the "Today" show.
Uma's makeup artist explained the look Tuesday, saying the pair wanted to try a new look for Uma. He used a pencil to make her eyebrows more bold and lifted, and went with no mascara and a strong lip color.
You can see Uma looking just like her beautiful, usual self on her new NBC show "The Slap." It premieres Thursday night.
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