THE LION KING - Paris - A Makeup Supervisor's Perspective


Uploaded by DisneyOnBroadway on 07.07.2009

Transcript:
Let me tell you a wonderful story, as eloquently told by wise men.
 
Theater make-up is very different from television or film make-up.
 
People must be able to see it from the very back of the arena,
 
that's why we purposely exaggerate the actors' features.
 
This is the make-up room, an hour before the show.
 
Each role requires 45 minutes of make-up.
 
The make-up is very colorful, very elaborate,
 
which is necessary to give the actors an animal look.
 
The director's work is based on the animal/human duality
 
that we must transcribe on the actors' faces.
 
The character of Scar has one of the most complicated make-ups
 
because it's asymmetric.
 
A single eyebrow is disproportionately raised to indicate his cruelty.