We know men’s grooming isn’t exactly our specialty here at Allure, but when a celebrity man’s haircut breaks the whole damn internet… well, it’s simply our prerogative to join in on the thirst bandwagon. One June 7, actor Jensen Ackles revealed his highly anticipated character Solider Boy from the upcoming third season of The Boys — and nobody’s OK. Not just because this casting announcement has had comics fans on the edge of their seats for almost a year now, but because Ackles’s hair and beard are wholly different from the actor’s perpetually clean-cut look.
If you know literally anything about Ackles, it’s Dean Winchester. One of the primary characters in the hit CW series Supernatural, the pie-loving, gun-slinging demon hunter has required Ackles to keep a close-cropped haircut and light beard for the better part of the past two decades. So, needless to say, it’s been very weird and wonderful for fans watching his hair and beard get so long and dark while filming The Boys.
And these official Soldier Boy portraits totally broke the long-hair thirst dam. Just take a quick scroll through TikTok or Twitter and try not to chuckle at just how scrambled people’s brains are. His Instagram comments are a gold mine all on their own. Here are two that really hit home: “Well mark me down as scared AND horny.” “BREAK MY BACK LIKE A GLOWSTICK SIR.”
There are a plethora of photos and videos on Ackles’s social media accounts for those looking for even more long-haired Jensen content, by the way. Might I interest you in a video of him absolutely crushing bicep curls with even longer hair and a huge, bushy beard? Yeah, I thought so.
If you ask me, I’m all for Ackles keeping this mountain-man Soldier Boy look for the indefinite future, especially after seeing him with the same look for (I shit you not) 15 years. Anyway — Amazon Prime, you want to give us that season three release date or not?
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