By Jennifer Davis
Updated Apr 18, 2013 @ 11:10 am
Dan Stevens
Credit: Giles Keyte/Carnival Film & Television Limited

Downton Abbey's blonde-haired, blue-eyed hunk Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley, swoon!) has had quite the makeover, debuting brunette locks and a trimmed-down physique a few weeks ago. Why the change? "It’s for a role," Stevens revealed to at last night's Calvin Klein and Human Rights Campaign supporting Americans for Marriage Equality event in New York. "I’m shooting [in New York] for the moment. It’s a crime thriller called A Walk Among the Tombstones, with Liam Neeson, and Scott Frank directing. It’s a really nice team and we’re having a lot of fun." Stevens added that his new look helps him go more incognito when he's out and about. "It’s a bit of a self-made disguise," he said. Though, Downton fans will be pleased to know he didn't leave his roots totally behind. "I’ll always be a Crawley!" Awww.

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