Oscar-winning hairstylist Adruitha Lee talks about making wigs for Ryan Gosling, Steve Carell, and Christian Bale—and going out of her way to give Brad Pitt the worst haircut he’s ever had
What kind of stuff did you do that was against your natural instinct?
I permed the wig I used on Ryan just so I could get that movement and that texture, and it always looked a little funny to me. On Steve’s wig I used Just For Men hair color on the wig because that color is just a little bit off. And I gave Brad a bad haircut, literally.
So everyone is wearing a wig except for Brad?
Yes. That’s his real hair, with a bad haircut. I would pick up pieces of hair and not use a comb, just my fingers and the scissors. Just basically almost cut whole chunks out of it. We laughed about what a bad haircut it was. I remember when the first trailer came out people were saying things like I hope the movie is better than the wigs. I got tickles because I was just doing my job.
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Pic is produced by Netflix and Pitt’s production company, Plan B Entertainment, and inspired by the bestselling book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan” by late American journalist Michael Hastings. The book is based on Hasting’s interviews with general Stanley McChrystal who was appointed to command the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2009.
Pitt toplines as a four-star U.S. military general, patterned after McChrystal, who is determined to win the “impossible” war in Afghanistan. Anthony Michael Hall, Will Poulter and Topher Grace also star.
The team behind “War Machine” arrived in Abu Dhabi in August to set up the production office before the UAE shoot which began in Abu Dhabi in October.
Paramount’s ensemble comedy about the U.S. recession averages a strong $90K in eight theaters
“The Big Short,” Paramount’s Oscar hopeful about the nation’s economic meltdown, cashed in on its recent awards nominations in its limited box office debut this weekend, taking in $720,000 from just eight theaters.
That’s an impressive $90,035 per-theater average for the dark comedy, which was directed and co-written by Adam McKay and nominated for Best Comedy by the Golden Globes on Thursday. That was one day after the cast, topped by Brad Pitt, Steve Carell, Christian Bale and Ryan Gosling, was nominated for best ensemble at the Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Opening weekend audiences gave the R-rated “The Big Short” an “A” CinemaScore, which was in line with the critics, who have it at 86 percent positive on Rotten Tomatoes.