The act was as delicate as it was subtle: not a man, but a woman pretending to be a man. For this truly transformative role, Glenn Close had to work first on the female character and then on the male that would pretend to be the female. His incredible transformation in the film Albert Nobbs is still talked about.
Glen CloseBest known for his role as the knife-wielding, rabbit-killing Alex Forrest in Fatal Attraction, he again excelled in another of his haunting roles. In Albert Nobbs, a departure from the tough female leads of the past, the star plays a poor woman in 19th-century Ireland who seeks protection from the brunt of male aggression by posing as a man herself.
to play the title role of Albert Nobbs, Glenn Close underwent an extraordinary cosmetic transformation, emerging as a clumsy-looking redheaded house servant in a performance that earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
Special effects makeup artist Karen Stein explained that since women living as men in the late 1800s didn’t go to much effort to create costumes for themselves, she kept the makeup very simple, opting to create them. Glen Close A little more manly. Director Rodrigo Garcia recounted his experience on set, saying that he tried out different noses, ears, and wigs. When it was finally done and she was in the costume, it was like a strange little man standing on the set.
Makeup artists and wig makers worked tirelessly to create this look Glen Close So that like the characters in the film, the public also believes in the lie that the heroine has won. In a promotional article for the film, Glenn Close explained that working on Albert’s appearance was a long process. The film’s make-up designer Matthew W. Mungle kept everything very chic.
Glenn Close also changed his voice to complete his incredible transformation into Albert Nobbs.
Wig maker Marshall Cornville was responsible for creating the hairpiece worn by the Damages star for the role. Glen Close He praised her skill and said it was the best wig art he had ever seen. In preparation for the role of Albert Nobbs, the stage and screen actress watched a lot of Charlie Chaplin and borrowed the idea of baggy trousers and a bowler hat for her costume.
This is not the first time that the famous actress Glen Close Appears as a man in one film, however, as Gutless in the 1991 adaptation of Peter Pan, Hook, the special effects make-up was somewhat less convincing, in the case of Albert Nobbs, earning the work an Academy Award. Was also nominated for Best Makeup in 2012.