Deadly Wardrobe and Makeup Mishaps that Hollywood Wants You to Forget
All of us are drawn towards big movie blockbusters. Whether it be for the unique storylines, for the fantastic cinematics, or your favorite actors, we all want to be fully immersed in the films we choose to watch. Almost all of these big-budgeted movies are polished and so well-made that we may forget the troubles the actors and production had to go through during filming.
From the humble beginnings of scriptwriting to the final editing cuts, films go through a ton of changes before making it into the big screen. Usually, studios sift through plenty ofinvestments to give justice to the directors’ and writers’ intended visuals. To achieve this, studios only hire the best artists and craftsmen in the industry. However, things don’t always go as planned. Some of the costumes and makeup can be dangerous or even be deadly to the actors, especially when they have to perform on-set in certain high-stress situations.
Here are some of the infamous wardrobe and makeup mishaps the Hollywood producers wish you’d forget.
Jennifer Lawrence – X-Men: First Class
X-Men: First Class is one of the X-Men franchise’s most successful film releases, where Jennifer Lawrence starred as Mystique. Unlike her co-stars, such as James McAvoy or Michael Fassbender, her character needed a bit more work when it came to the wardrobe and makeup department. Her blue whole-body makeup took at least six women to paint all over her body. She had to stand naked for an extended period while waiting for the painstaking process to finish. The worst part of it was the makeup came with side effects. Some side effects consisted of boils, blisters, and rashes. To her credit, she endured it and still performed to the best of her abilities.
Buddy Ebsen – The Wizard of Oz
The classic 1939 Wizard of Oz is one of Hollywood’s must-watch movies. However, the quality of makeup back then might not have been up to safety standards as they do in modern times. Buddy Ebsen, who originally portrayed the Tin Man, had to be covered with white face paint containing aluminum dust that helped him achieve that silvery look. This was one of the studio’s worst investments as Buddy needed to be hospitalized, nine days into filming. He experienced cramping, shortness of breath, and at one point, even lung failure. He had to be replaced by Jack Haley while he recovered in the hospital.
Kate Winslet – Titanic
The film Titanic was released in 1997 and quickly earned a lucrativedegree of success. To this day, the true-to-life movie is still one of the highest-grossing films in history.
Although it was Leonardo DiCaprio’s breakout film, the actor is said to not have many fond memories about the filming process. Especially his co-star, Kate Winslet. That’s because the actress almost drowned after her coat got stuck while she was underwater. She had to struggle underwater before breaking free.
Scarlett Johansson – Avengers
Over the years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has earned credit for being the gold standard when it comes to executing superhero movies. Not only has it revolutionized the movie industry, but it has also given birth to a plethora of iconic Hollywood talents. One of the lucky members of the cast for its franchises is Scarlett Johanson, who played Black Widow. However, she was not so fortunate in one of the scenes that they had to shoot. The scene was set in a desert, and her all-black Black Widow costume may not have been the wisest choice for such a hot climate. She suffered from heatstroke and even experienced hallucinations. We just hope that the wardrobe team took some notes and won’t repeat the same mistakes.