How 5 actors physically transformed into real famous people
Turning an actor into a real public figure on screen can be an even bigger challenge for Hollywood's makeup artists than creating fictional characters, as viewers already have an idea of what that person looks like. This means bringing out all the details viewers remember about that person while leaving room for the actor to perform. The makeup artists who turned Gary Oldman into Winston Churchill in "Darkest Hour" and Charlize Theron into Megyn Kelly in "Bombshell" created lifelike prosthetic pieces that changed the how the actors' faces looked while discarding details like scars so emotions would still come through. Actors Taron Egerton and Rami Malek worked with coaches to help them move and play instruments exactly like Elton John and Freddie Mercury when working on "Rocketman" and "Bohemian Rhapsody." Meanwhile, Margot Robbie got a CG assist in order to replicate one of Tonya Harding's most famous routines in "I, Tonya." “Darkest Hour” is now available On Demand. Check out more of Polly Bennett’s work here: https://www.pollybennettmovement.com/credit-list https://www.instagram.com/pollyannabennett/ Follow Aaron Haye here: https://www.instagram.com/aelvishaye/news.yahoo.com
Hulu sets Mike Tyson miniseries, but the boxer punches back
FILE - In this Aug. 2, 2019, file photo, Mike Tyson attends a celebrity golf tournament in Dana Point, Calif. Hulu on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, announced it has ordered Iron Mike, a limited series about the life of boxing great Mike Tyson. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Hulu announced it has ordered a limited series dramatizing the life of boxing great Mike Tyson, who quickly slammed the production as “cultural misappropriation.”In a press release Thursday, Hulu said “Iron Mike” will explore “the wild, tragic and controversial life and career” of a polarizing athlete. Tyson, who is not involved in the project, criticized Hulu on social media, saying the series smacked of insensitivity. “Hulu’s announcement to do an unauthorized mini-series of the Tyson story without compensation, although unfortunate, isn’t surprising,” Tyson said in an Instagram post. The eight-episode “Iron Mike” is from the makers of “I, Tonya,” the 2017 movie that starred Margot Robbie as ice skater Tonya Harding.
Today in 1994: Skater Nancy Kerrigan attacked at Detroit ice rink
DETROIT – On Jan. 6, 1994, one of the best ice skaters in the world was attacked and injured at a Detroit ice rink. Nancy Kerrigan had just finished a practice session at Cobo Hall before the Olympic trials in Detroit. Figure Skating Team was Tonya Harding. Eckardt set up a meeting with Derrick Smith and Shane Stant, who agreed to injure Kerrigan for a fee. After hitting Kerrigan, Stant fled the ice rink in Smith’s getaway car.