Local 706 - The Artisan

Spring 2024

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20 • THE ARTISAN SPRING 2024 From my first reading of the written page to the tip of my make-up brush on the last day of filming, I have felt so fortunate and grateful to work on this incredible project. We transformed the actors into their characters by creating contours; emphasizing color palettes for eyes, lips, and cheeks; and achieving different eyebrows and facial hair in order to perfectly capture each decade, from the 1920s all the way through to 1960. is was my second project with Academy Award-winning actress Brie Larson, following our work together on the beloved role of Carol Danvers in the second installment of the Captain Marvel franchise, e Marvels. It was exhilarating to work with Brie on one of the most powerful superheroes of our time and then to help create Elizabeth Zott, a brilliant scientist who becomes a popular TV cooking-show host. And I became even more excited once I started reading scripts, meeting the creators and actors, and collaborating closely with hair designer Teressa Hill and costume designer Mirren Gordon-Crozier. First, I knew I wanted to hire Martina Kohl to handle the background world, as she shares my vision, passion and goals. e atmosphere on set can make or break the show, especially for period pieces, and Martina took charge; handling the fittings, setting looks and leading the team of make-up artists each day. I'd like to offer a big thank you to her, as all was done beautifully and precisely to bring my vision to life. I found inspiration for Elizabeth Zott in vintage books, magazines, countless photos, and UCLA yearbooks; studying all of the trends in Los Angeles over the years. I wanted her to look very natural, so I took advantage of Brie's own beauty, showing off her healthy sun-kissed skin, freckles, the sheen on her cheekbones, her flushed cheeks and rosy lips. I even enhanced her freckles by adding a few more in some areas! is approach worked well, ensuring that Elizabeth stood out from the many secretaries and typists at Hastings who wore heavier make-up to make themselves more attractive. I also wanted Elizabeth's frenemy, Fran Frask, played by Stephanie Koenig, to look picture perfect from top to toe. Once the looks were established, Mandy Artusato took charge of her look for episodes one through six, and Alex Storm brilliantly matched the looks for episodes seven and eight. Elizabeth's life took so many dramatic turns, including losing the love of her life in an accident, becoming a single mother without a PHOTOS: MICHAEL BECKER /APPLE TV+ Continued on page 22 Brie Larson as Elizabeth Zott MAKE-UP B Y M I H O S U Z U K I D E P A R T M E N T H E A D M A K E - U P LESSONS IN CHEMISTRY LEARNING

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