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Baz Luhrmann’s latest extremely anticipated film, “Elvis,” hit theaters on June 24, starring Austin Butler as the person himself, Elvis Presley; Tom Hanks as his agent, Tom Parker; and Olivia DeJonge because the one and solely Priscilla Presley.
You do not even should make it by the three-minute and 16-second trailer to know that Luhrmann — and his whole crew of creatives — did it proper with this movie. Butler disappears into his character, nailing each final element from the singer’s voice to his iconic coiffure and prosthetic chiseled jawline.
The hair and make-up crew had the significantly essential job of remodeling the primary characters into extremely well-known, well-documented folks, and never a single hair may very well be misplaced. “Baz is extremely visible and really particular in what he needed, so our conversations had been loads about not replicating or impersonating something, however relatively to symbolize and respect,” Shane Thomas, the hair and make-up designer for the movie, tells POPSUGAR.
Thomas needed the film’s magnificence seems to honor Elvis and Priscilla because the “fashion-forward characters” that they’re and take you thru three many years of their lives collectively. He had full assist from his director. “Baz may be very hair-obsessed,” Thomas says. “It must be excellent, so he provides you the time to make it excellent. One in every of his well-known quotes whereas we had been filming was, ‘The hair has spoken, so we will roll the cameras.'”
Forward, he shares extra behind-the-scenes particulars in regards to the hair and make-up in “Elvis,” like how lengthy it took to get Butler into character and the way they used make-up and prosthetics to “journey by the many years.”