Oscars 2020: Charlize Theron’s Look In 'Bombshell' Took Hours To Get Right

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Oscars 2020 or the 92nd Academy Awards recently took place. Read to know how Charlize Theron’s award-winning makeup took 6 tries on eyelid prosthetics

Written By Shakir Khan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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At the 92nd Academy Awards or Oscars 2020, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, and Vivian Baker won Best Makeup and Hairstyling for Bombshell. The film stars Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie as news anchors, Megyn Kelly, Gretchen Carlson, and the fictional Kayla Pospisil, respectively. The actors not only put on a bit of makeup but Theron and Kidman also wore several facial prosthetics and wigs to justify their role.

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Charlie Theron’s eyelid prosthetics took 6 tries

In an interview with a daily, Kazu Hiro said that Charlie and Megyn are famous and everyone knows how they look like, so he knew that creating the prosthetic would be challenging. The first piece he made was a nose plug and in the end, Theron’s final look included the plug, eyelids, a nose bridge, cheeks, jaw, and nose tips. Theron also wore dark contact lenses, along with eight prosthetics.

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Kazu Hiro stated that he made modifications throughout the makeup and film tests and even during filming. He said that drastically changing eyelids is something he had never done before. He went through six different versions of eyelids, including after they started filming and he changed them twice then.

Theron’s actual make-up had to jive with all of the prosthetics too. Vivian Baker said that it was surefire way and he had to take into consideration on how the makeup lands on the skin and how it does on the pieces.  

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Anna Morgan made Charlie Theron’s face look more heart-shaped like Megyn Kelly by lowering her hairline. Morgan said that it was important to have those little onion layers in her hairstyles. There are varieties of hairstyle that Theron carries in the film, inspired by Kelly.

Bombshell is a biographical drama film directed by Jay Roach. It is based on the accounts of several women at a news portal, who set out to expose their CEO for sexual harassment. The film received mostly positive reviews from the audiences.

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