Local 706 - The Artisan

Winter 2023

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26 • THE ARTISAN WINTER 2023 BLONDE ICON A C O N V E R S AT I O N W I T H T I N A R O E S L E R K E R W I N & J A I M E L E I G H M C I N T O S H D E PA R T M E N T H E A D S M A K E - U P & H A I R TINA & JAIME LEIGH: The opportunity to work on a period film, especially one that represents a Hol- lywood icon, is something most make-up artists and hair stylists dream of. These films are a great chance to dive into research, create beautiful and sometimes very memorable images. Blonde was no different. Little did we know just how many iconic looks we'd be recreating and how quickly we'd need to do them! Ana de Armas would take on the role of Norma Jeane and transform into Marilyn Monroe. Many jobs have crazy schedules and workloads, but this was like nothing we'd ever experienced. We definitely had moments we weren't sure we'd pull it off. JLM: After reading the script, meeting with director Andrew Dominik and being introduced to the stag- geringly wide array of iconic images, I knew this was going to be a massive undertaking. Not only the amount of work that needed to be done, but the pressure of recreating hair styles of an iconic figure. And with this schedule and budget … eek! TRK: As I waited in the production office to speak to Andrew, I walked around the open conference room area. The walls were covered with hundreds of images. I realized that this was the largest mood board I had ever laid eyes on, rows and rows of pictures, apparently in scene order. This was daunting! I'd soon meet Jaime Leigh and immediately the troubleshooting started. We had never worked together before but very quickly became a well-oiled machine. JLM: Andrew's first question to me was, "Do you think we need some kind of bald cap under Ana's wig?" and my response was absolutely, in some capacity, yes! Once Tina came on board, that was one of the first discussions we had. 26 • THE ARTISAN WINTER 2023 Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe and Bobby Cannavale as the "ex-athlete"

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