Emmy Rossum on her ‘Angelie’ prosthetics: “Nothing of me is me” – Contenders TV : Nominees

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Emmy-nominated audience angelan Peacock might be surprised to learn how few Emmy Rossum stars he actually saw. Rossum said during a panel appearance at Deadline’s Contenders Television: The Nominees event that 10 prosthetic pieces transformed her face and body into Billboard Queen Angeline of Los Angeles.

“None of me am I,” said Rossum. “There are two contact lenses in each eye. There is a chest piece that wraps around the neck and hairline. Even the ear lobes, the hands – everything is unrecognizable [as myself],

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Emmy-nominated makeup department head Kate Bisco said prosthetics created an irresistible paradox. Bisco is usually tasked with making artificial materials like human skin. Although Angeline herself has changed her body with plastic surgery.

“It’s all very meta because he has put inorganic material into himself and reinvented himself as something else to keep this second identity,” Bisco said of the real Angeli. “It was such a tough and balancing act that trying to make the skin look inorganic, but also portray that it is inorganic in some aspects, while not losing the identity of the version of the person we are supposed to see.” Trying to sympathize with.”

Rossum also plays Angeline before having her first surgery. Still, Bisco’s team changed his look.

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“There isn’t a single look where I don’t have some sort of prosthesis,” Rossum said. “Whether it’s just a nose and sometimes I have PVC piping in my nose, I think it’s a catheter ring to change the shape of my nose from the inside.”

Prosthetic designer Vincent Van Dyke said he hopes his Emmy-nominated work is imperceptible to audiences.

“At the end of the day, the biggest goal here is not to be distracted,” he said. “To feel like it’s seamlessly blended into this world.”

Van Dyke and Bisco said providing aging makeup for co-stars, including Michael Angarano, helped illustrate just how different Angeline’s look is. Both actors appear to be 70 years old, and makeup artist David Williams was in charge of the supporting cast.

Rossum said she has dressed as Angeline in more than 100 different outfits. Costume designer Danny Glicker found the same fabric Angeline was wearing and oversaw the custom design of Rossum’s costume.

“I was actually able to work with her for several decades, not only to track down the styles of the day and the kind of specific trends that Angeline herself followed,” Glicker said. “But also the evolution of itself as the embodiment of a very distinctive hot-pink sparkly, magical, fluffy truth.”

Rossum met the real Angeline and paid her for her rights to life to support her contribution to the culture.

“She has a real Tinkerbell energy — as well as moving incredibly fast as well as hovering in the middle and looking like a swimmer,” Rossum said.

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