Downton Abbey star Rob James-Collier will be sporting a $6,200 (€4,654.72) wig for the upcoming fourth season of the popular show, after shaving his head for another project.

The 36-year-old actor, who plays Thomas Barrow in the period drama, explained that he had to chop off his dark locks to portray a "crazy psychotic drug dealer" for a different role.

Speaking to E! Online, Rob said: "It's the king of wigs. It cost about £4,000. As wigs go, it's beautiful. And it means if I ever go bald, I can stick the wig on so I'll always have work."

Production on the fourth season of Downton Abbey began earlier this year and is due to air in the U.K. this autumn.