Antonio Banderas sports shaved head -- and eyebrows -- on the red carpet

Antonio Banderas is taking his new role very seriously. 

The 57-year-old actor stepped out for the Madrid photocall for his new series, Genius: Picasso, on Wednesday, showing off his clean shaven head -- and eyebrows. Banderas sported a much different look than fans are used to as he morphs into character to play Pablo Picasso in Genius' second season. 

The 10-part season, following the critically acclaimed first season starring Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein, premieres April 24 on National Geographic. 

"Greetings from The Westin Palace, Madrid. Today we present Genius: Picasso to the press," Banderas captioned photos from the event on Instagram. "#genius #picasso #nationalgeographic @natgeochannel @natgeo #antoniobanderas." 

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Antonio Banderas attends a photocall for 'Genius Picasso' at The Palace Hotel on March 21, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - MARCH 21: Actor Antonio Banderas attends the 'Genius Picasso' photocall at Palace hotel on March 21, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Eduardo Parra/FilmMagic)
MALAGA, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 05: Antonio Banderas and his daughter Stella del Carmen Banderas attend the funeral service for his mother Ana Bandera Gallego on November 5, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MALAGA, SPAIN - OCTOBER 31: Antonio Banderas (2R) is seen performing as pablo Picasso during the filming of the second season of National Geographic's anthology series 'Genius' on October 31, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 23: Antonio Banderas receives the National Cinema Award during 65th San Sebastian Film Festival at Prisma-Tabakalera on September 23, 2017 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Claude Medale/Corbis via Getty Images)
SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 23: Spanish actor Antonio Banderas receives the National Cinema Award during the 65th San Sebastian International Film Festival at Prisma-Tabakalera on September 23, 2017 in San Sebastian, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Antonio Banderas presents 'Vibuk.com' at the Palacio de la Prensa cinema on September 12, 2017 in Madrid, Spain (Photo by Oscar Gonzalez/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 10: Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kempel attend Celebrity Fight Night on September 10, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
ROME, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 08: Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Banderas attend Ca' Del Bosco at CFN 2017 at Palazzo Doria Pamphilj on September 8, 2017 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Ernesto S. Ruscio/Getty Images for Ca' Del Bosco)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 06: Actor Antonio Banderas and his companion Nicole Kimpel arrive for the screening of 'The Music of Silence', during the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival on September 6, 2017 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
DEAUVILLE, FRANCE - SEPTEMBER 06: Actor Antonio Banderas poses in front of his dedicated beach locker room on the Promenade des Planches, during the 43rd Deauville American Film Festival on September 6, 2017 in Deauville, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Spanish actor Antonio Banderas speaks during an interview on September 6, 2017 in the northwestern sea resort of Deauville, during the 43rd Deauville US Film Festival. / AFP PHOTO / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU (Photo credit should read CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 13: Actor Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kempel attend AMBI Media Group Dinner during the 2017 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest at Hotel Mezza Torre on July 13, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 13: Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpe are seen on July 13, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Pretaflash/GC Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 10: Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kempel attend 2017 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest on July 10, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 10: Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kempel attend 2017 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest on July 10, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
ISCHIA, ITALY - JULY 11: Actor Antonio Banderas attends 2017 Ischia Global Film & Music Fest on July 11, 2017 in Ischia, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 03: Loreana Von Plocki and Miami Fashion Week Honorary President Antonio Banderas attend Miami Fashion Week Influencers Brunch at Quinto La Huella at East Hotel on June 3, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Miami Fashion Week)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 02: Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Banderas are seen at the Shantall Lacayo Show during Miami Fashion Week at Ice Palace Film Studios on June 2, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Miami Fashion Week)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 23: Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Banderas attend the 70th Anniversary screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 23, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
ALCALA DE HENARES, SPAIN - APRIL 26: Spanish actor Antonio Banderas receives the 'Camino Real' award at the Alcala de Henares University on April 26, 2017 in Alcala de Henares, Spain. (Photo by Carlos R. Alvarez/WireImage)
MALAGA, SPAIN - MARCH 25: Spanish actor Antonio Banderas receives the honorary Gold Biznaga award during the 20th Malaga Film Festival at the Cervantes Teather on March 25, 2017 in Malaga, Spain. (Photo by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images)
Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel attend a medical center because of the actor has a backache on December 28, 2016 in Malaga, Spain.
ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 30: Actor Antonio Banderas attends 'The Music of Silence' by Michael Radford. On set with Antonio Banderas and AMBI Media Group producers on November 30, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 18: Spanish actor Antonio Banderas presents the new Viceroy collection on November 18, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Pablo Cuadra/WireImage)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Antonio Banderas poses for a photograph at a charity event organised by Natalya Vodyanova's Naked Heart Foundation in Vokhonka Mansion on September 14, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Gennadiy Avramenko//Epsilon/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 14: Antonio Banderas is seen on the street on September 14, 2016 in Moscow, Russia. (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Epsilon/Getty Images)
MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 13, 2016: Spanish actor Antonio Banderas (Jose Antonio Dominguez Bandera) speaks at a press preview of an exhibition of his photographs, titled 'Women in Gold' at Moscow's Multimedia Art Museum. Alexander Shcherbak/TASS (Photo by Alexander Shcherbak\TASS via Getty Images)
MARBELLA, SPAIN - AUGUST 09: Antonio Banderas presents his first clothes collection for men at Corte Ingles on August 9, 2016 in Marbella, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MARBELLA, SPAIN - AUGUST 06: Antonio Banderas poses for a photo session on August 6, 2016 in Marbella, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MARBELLA, SPAIN - AUGUST 06: Antonio Banderas attends Starlite Gala on August 6, 2016 in Marbella, Spain. (Photo by Europa Press/Europa Press via Getty Images)
MARBELLA, SPAIN - AUGUST 06: Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Banderas attend Starlite Gala on August 6, 2016 in Marbella, Spain. (Photo by Daniel Perez Garcia-Santos/WireImage)
VALPARAISO, CHILE - JULY 20: Spanish actor Antonio Banderas is seen impersonating a rock and roll star during the shooting of his latest movie �'Salty�' on July 20, 2016 in Valparaiso, Chile. (Photo by Marcelo Benitez/Latincontent/Getty Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - JUNE 05: Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Banderas attend Miami Fashion Week closing night party at New World Center on June 5, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 04: Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel attends the Miami Fashion Week - Day 3 Front Row And Backstage Highlights fron row during the show at Miami Fashion Week at Ice Palace on June 4, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 05: Antonio Banderas talks during the closing ceremony at Miami Fashion Week in the Ice Palace on June 5, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 4: Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Banderas arrive for the Miami Fashion Week Soiree at Vizcaya Museum & Gardens on June 4, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 03: Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel attend day 2 of Miami Fashion Week at Ice Palace on June 3, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 03: Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Banderas arrive during day 2 of Miami Fashion Week at Ice Palace on June 3, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Sergi Alexander/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 02: Nicole Kimpel and Antonio Banderas attend the Fisico Fashion Show during Miami Fashion Week at Ice Palace on June 2, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JUNE 01: Antonio Banderas attends a press conference to announce Miami Fashion Week on June 1, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by John Parra/WireImage)
ROME, ITALY - MAY 07: Producer Lady Monika Bacardi, Andrea Iervolino, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Mara Lane, Antonio Banderas and Nicole Kimpel attend AMBI GALA in honor of Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Rhys Meyers on May 07, 2016 in Rome, . (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images)
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Banderas, who appeared to be in high spirits at Wednesday's event, experienced a health scare last year, after suffering a heart attack. In a statement to press at the time, he said it wasn't "serious and hasn't caused any damage." 

"It hasn't been as dramatic as some have written," added the actor, who underwent a procedure to place three stents in his arteries. 

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