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Video: This is how Emma Thompson turned into Tronchettoro in Matilda

On December 25, Matilda: The Musical from Roald Dahl arrives on Netflix, a new adaptation of the Tony and Oliver Award-winning show, in which Emma Thompson plays Agatha Tronchettoro, the evil principal of the Pacuralos school. And to live up to the character, the British actress had to undergo a major physical transformation.

Far from her soft and kind features, Thompson had to appear as a strong woman with rough features, which is why she spent three hours in the make-up area each day of recording, as she required prosthetics and careful characterization work. Was. ,

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“It’s an existential moment. An experience that takes you beyond your body. It’s liberating. Not that I feel an immediate need to get away from myself or anything like that. But in a way it’s a liberation.” is able to inhabit another soul. In that kind of way. In a way that is so palpable, physical. It is a great privilege of this profession when changes in your appearance help you to find out who that person is what you’re going to interpret,” he said in an interview.

Of course, beyond the prostheses placed on the chin, cheeks and nose, Thompson asked to free his forehead in order to achieve his goal.

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“I told them: I need my forehead to make all the expressions, so that it comes alive. Yes, you can put a prosthesis on my chin, I don’t use that part much. And to compensate , even on the nose. The idea was to do as little as possible but it would still be a complete change,” he continued.

Furthermore, she insisted that the physical transformation helped enhance her interpretation. “It’s an existential moment. An experience that takes you beyond your body. It’s liberating. Not that I feel an immediate need to get away from myself or anything like that. But in a way it’s a liberation.” is able to inhabit another soul. That kind of. The kind that’s so obvious, physical. It’s a great privilege of this profession when changes in your appearance help you find out who that person is Which you are going to interpret”, he remarked.

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On the other hand, at the age of 63, the actress admitted that the demands of filming made her aware that she was getting older and should take care of her body. In fact, he broke his ankle on one of the first days, but that didn’t stop him from setting the record.

“The day I arrived on set with a compression boot on my leg, I apologized for wearing it and the filmmakers told me everything was fine and to get ready to do a risk scene. I couldn’t believe it.” . I did. Was just blown away! I fractured my ankle! But they told me it was okay they would hang me upside down from a crane. I had no choice but to keep going,” said the artist , who, in addition to acting, sings and dances in the Netflix project that has already been placed among the most watched in Argentina.

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