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Orange is the New Black star Ruby Rose goes green at GLAAD prizegiving

Actress and DJ Ruby Rose sported green hair at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night (02Apr16) after dying her locks for a film role.

The Orange is the New Black star was a big winner at the prizegiving, but most people were talking about her Joker-like hair.

She told reporters on the red carpet she had tried to hide her new look, because she didn't want her future kids to see mom receiving the Stephen F. Kolzak Award with green hair.

"It's neon green right now for a film and I just didn’t want to have my hair... like when I look back on this video and show my children like 'I won this amazing award', I don’t want them to say, 'Why is your hair green, mom?'

"So, I decided to try and hide it a little bit and that's what this is. You can still see it’s green, but it’s not screaming like I have green hair."

Prior to her appearance at the GLAAD Media Awards, Ruby opened up about her battle with depression in an Instagram post, revealing she hit a low in 2013 and canceled a string of public appearances.

She also worried fans, family and friends by posting a series of troubling messages on Twitter, before checking into rehab.

Posting an image of the old tweet, in which she revealed she was losing her battle with depression, the actress wrote: "A fan just tweeted this to me three years ago to the day. What a wake-up call. I'd be lying if I didn't say it shook me up to see it. To be reminded of this feeling, this moment.

"When I posted this in relation to abruptly leaving Australia and canceling a string of shows and commitments, I had hit rock bottom. I couldn't find happiness anywhere except my dog's face and even that wasn't enough. I thought I had failed at being a human being, an adult. I didn't know what to do so I left for America to work with trauma therapists and I spent pretty much all the money I had made in my life on an overpriced rehab and a lot of therapy."

Ruby went on to explain she slept on a "blow up mattress when I got my first apartment in Santa Monica", and adopted a dog., and gradually got her life back on track, adding, "I DIDNT think it meant I'd be able to live my dream. I DIDNT think it would result in this extraordinary life I get to be a part of now... It just makes me wonder how many others are days, hours, seconds away from realizing their worth.. Their potential.. And once the dark cloud is lifted will be truly happy and free.”

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