SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched the 1995 film Se7en, starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Brad Pitt (who she was dating at the time – never forget), Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey, then don’t read this article. Or watch the movie because you’re 22 years late and then come back to read this article. You’ve been warned.
Gwyneth Paltrow might get some heat for doing and saying some questionable things in the press (see: Goop). Thankfully, this Halloween the 45-year-old actress got it right by using her costume to pay homage to one of her most iconic roles in Se7en.
In the crime thriller following a murderer who uses the seven deadly sins to pick his victims, Paltrow plays the wife of Pitt’s detective David Mills who’s hunting down serial killer John Doe (Kevin Spacey). The 90s mystery thriller was praised for its iconic twist ending where serial killer Kevin Spacey leads Pitt and Freeman’s character to a cardboard box in the middle of the desert.
Now here comes the spoiler: Tracy (Paltrow) is the serial killer’s second-to-last victim. When Freeman’s character opens the box, they find Paltrow’s severed head inside.
Pitt pleads “What’s in the box?!” while Freeman hesitates to open it to become a pop-culture staple. Though everyone assumed it was Paltrow’s head, and a lifelike model of it was even created for the film, viewers never actually got to see it.
Paltrow decided to give the fans the gift they never received by dressing up as her own severed head for Halloween, confirming what the film never did. Paltrow’s hilarious costume of a cardboard box around her head and a fearful expression on her face is being applauded by Se7en fans everywhere.
The 45-year-old actress posted the picture next to current beau Brad Falchuk on Instagram with a Jack-o-lantern emoji. Paltrow has been dating the Glee co-creator since April 2015.
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