Even though Mary Elizabeth Winstead is a green alien, she doesn’t have to undergo an hour-long makeup process.
In the series Ahsoka, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead plays Hera Syndulla, one of the most notable characters in Star Wars. Many people may think that they sit in the makeup room for hours, but the reality is very different.
This is how the actress explains it.
“Yes, for the sake of the story I would like to make it really complicated and say it was an eight-hour process, but luckily that wasn’t the case. They’ve reduced the work time to about an hour, which is a pretty standard amount of time to sit in the makeup chair for any project. I was very grateful for that. I think everyone wanted it to look good but not be too laborious a process for me.”
“For the first few days when I came on set, I thought it would be a little longer. I think our first day of testing lasted about three hours, but they worked on it and optimized it so I could do it. “They painted me green, I put the tail on, I was Hera and I was ready to go.” Mary Elizabeth Winstead said in a recent interview with EW.
Rosario Dawson also explained the transformation process in Ahsoka.
Like Elizabeth Winstead, actress Rosario Dawson also wears a lot of makeup, but they keep the process relatively short.
“We were very proud! We compete every day. Depending on the amount of skin visible, it sometimes took up to two hours. And that’s difficult: we left every day at 4 a.m. so we would be ready when the rest of the team got there at 6 a.m. We would have a whole day and then it would take at least half an hour to get everything underway.”
The Ahsoka series is available on Disney Plus via this link.