Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou, whose film credits include ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ and ‘Notting Hill,’ gives us the scoop.
An undead monster is coming back to life this week.
The Mummy, set to bow Friday, has Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) finding what he believes is an ancient tomb, but later learns is actually a prison, and awakening an ancient princess, Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella), in the process. As the Mummy, Boutella is covered in an scroll’s worth of ancient runic letters from head to toe, a painstaking process that required hours to complete each time, according to makeup artist Lizzie Yianni-Georgiou.
“Her look took about three and a half hours,” Yianni-Georgiou, whose film credits include Guardians of the Galaxy and Notting Hill, tells The Hollywood Reporter. And that was an improvement. “When we first developed it, it was five and a half hours of makeup and hair with five people.”
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