Early last year, photos surface of actress Salma Hayek sporting a pretty mean beard. This hirsute form of one of the hottest actresses around is for Cirque du Freak (set visit preview), the live-action adaptation of Darren Shan's series of young adult books that are rife with vampires, wolfmen and other, well, freaks. USA Today revealed another look at Hayek sans the facial hair and I've gotta say, we prefer her this way.
In the film, Chris Massoglia becomes an apprentice to a vampire John C. Reilly and ultimately comes between two warring factions of bloodsuckers. Universal releases Cirque du Freak later this year.