Cameron Diaz sports cheetah tattoo on her neck on set of The Counselor

Something Different About Mary… Wild cat Cameron Diaz sports cheetah tattoo on her neck on set of The Counselor

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13:15 GMT, 7 September 2012

She's widely known for playing fun loving characters in her movies.

But things are set to change as Cameron Diaz gears up for her next role in thriller The Counselor.

The 40-year-old actress was pictured in London on the set of the film on Tuesday sporting a fake cheetah tattoo which started behind her neck and trailed down her back.

Wild thing! Cameron Diaz was pictured on Tuesday on the set of her latest movie The Counselor in London sporting a cheetah tattoo on her neck

Wild thing! Cameron Diaz was pictured on Tuesday on the set of her latest movie The Counselor in London sporting a cheetah tattoo on her neck

Getting into character: Diaz arrived on set in a causal ensemble before she was transformed into a vixen following a trip to hair and make-up

Getting into character: Diaz arrived on set in a causal ensemble before she was transformed into a vixen following a trip to hair and make-up

Getting into character: Diaz arrived on set in a causal ensemble before she was transformed into a vixen following a trip to hair and make-up

The etching which is made up of an eye and several spots is said to make reference to the nickname given to Diaz's character Malkina in the film.

Wearing a floor length grey and white patterned dress, the Something About Mary actress looked sultry as she wore her blonde hair down in a bob.

Several pieces of gold jewelery and a pair of black open toe heels finished off Cameron's ensemble.

On location the Hollywood starlet was seen keeping herself hydrated with a drink, and prior to hair and make-up she was pictured in a causal get up consisting of a denim jacket, loose fitted tops, slim fit jeans and ankle boots.

Stunning: the 40-year-old actress wore a patterned gown with a pair of open toe shoes and various pieces of gold jewellery

Stunning: the 40-year-old actress wore a patterned gown with a pair of open toe shoes and various pieces of gold jewellery

Dressed down: Cameron will play the role of Malkina in The Counselor alongside Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender in the movie which is set for release next year

Dressed down: Cameron will play the role of Malkina in The Counselor alongside Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender in the movie which is set for release next year

Dressed down: Cameron will play the role of Malkina in The Counselor alongside Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Michael Fassbender in the movie which is set for release next year

The Counsellor has a star-studded cast which includes Brad Pitt and Penelope Cruz, and marks the screenwriting debut of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy.

The story centres on an attorney played by Michael Fassbender who gets in over his head when he teams up with Javier Bardem's seedy character to sell $20 million worth of cocaine.

The movie is set for release in the States at the end of next year.

Keeping hydrated: Cameron held a drink in her hand as she showed off her foil wrapped nails

Keeping hydrated: Cameron held a drink in her hand as she showed off her foil wrapped nails

On Monday director Ridley Scott returned to work for the first time since his brother Tony Scott's tragic mystery suicide.

And the strain of his beloved brother's passing was clearly visible on the legendary filmmaker Ridley's face.

Under strain: Ridley Scott looked down as he returned to work in London on Monday for the first time since the death of his brother fellow director Tony Scott

Under strain: Ridley Scott looked down as he returned to work in London on Monday for the first time since the death of his brother fellow director Tony Scott

Keeping busy: The legendary filmmaker bid his final farewell to his younger brother Tony last month

Keeping busy: The legendary filmmaker bid his final farewell to his younger brother Tony last month

The 74-year-old Gladiator director looked drawn as he walked around the London set.

He had immediately called a halt to the production after it emerged the Top Gun filmmaker had plunged to his death from a harbour bridge in Los Angeles last month.

Locked in conversation: The hard-working director held a series of discussions with his crew

Locked in conversation: The hard-working director held a series of discussions with his crew

It is still a mystery why he committed suicide, with claims he had terminal brain cancer denied by his family.

True Romance director Tony, 68, was laid to rest last week after his loved ones said their goodbyes at a small funeral.

Heartbroken: Tony and Ridley had set up production company Scott Free in 1995 together

Heartbroken: Tony and Ridley had set up production company Scott Free in 1995 together