'Coming to America 2' star Eddie Murphy admits Movie makeup is a 'thankless' job - The Sauce
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Da Squeeze

‘Coming to America 2’ star Eddie Murphy admits Movie makeup is a ‘thankless’ job

Eddie Murphy says spending hours in the makeup chair on film sets is a “thankless” job.

The ‘Coming 2 America’ star has praised the hair and makeup departments on film sets for their work, as he admitted he hates having to spend up to six hours a day in the makeup chair because most film audiences don’t “appreciate” the intricacy of special effects makeup.

Speaking about his experience with movie makeup during an appearance on ‘Movies with Ali Plumb’, he said: “Every time I do it I say, ‘that’s the last time, I’m never doing this s*** ever again’ and then I’ll get an idea and ‘Ah s***, where the makeup chair?’ and I’ll end up sitting in the chair again but I never forget and it never gets any easier.

“The process didn’t get any easier on ‘Coming 2 America’ than on ‘Nutty Professor’, it’s still six hours in the chair put it on and an hour and half to take it off after everybody left at the end of the day, you’ve had this s*** glued on your face for twelve hours and then you have to go and sit and have them peel it off for an hour. It is work, it is drudgery and it’s even kind of thankless because the audience doesn’t appreciate it. If it’s really really really done right the audience doesn’t think ‘oh it’s a makeup, how much work is it?’ they just watch it, they get the laugh but they’re not seeing all the work that goes into it so you kind of take it for granted you know.”

READ: Actor Eddie Murphy Never Planned To Make ‘Coming 2 America’
Eddie admitted people often “take for granted” the work that goes into special effects scenes, which makes it “personally rewarding” when people do give it a “reaction”.

He added: “A perfect example of that is when I did ‘Nutty Professor’, it’s a scene where everybody is all round the table and sat in these makeups for hours and hours, it takes three hours to shoot a sequence, but I get an Oscar nomination for ‘Dreamgirls’ for one little moment, it was a scene where I gave a person a look and all the critics were like ‘Ah that look that he gave! He should be nominated for that!’

“It’s like, they take for granted all that other stuff but so much work goes into it and it’s kind of thankless, but it is personally rewarding afterwards when you get a reaction.”

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Diamond Platnumz In Talks With ‘Coming To America’ Production, Reports Confirm

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Advertisement

Some More Sauce...

Lifestyle

Kenyans on Twitter woke up to an explicit video that has since gone viral. In the video, a woman who is known on social...

Da Squeeze

Kenyan beauty Tanasha Donna Oketch recently opened up about her life. The 24 year old former radio presenter, musician and mother of one is...

Featured

Ugandan TV journalist Simon Kaggwa Njala’s face has got to be one of the memed faces of 2019.   But how did this Ugandan...

Da Squeeze

Kenya has a robust matatu culture and some people around the world love it. Award winning American singer and dancer Chris Brown yesterday (23.03.20)...

Featured

The Free Mason society is known to be secretive and very private, but not anymore it may seem. The Freemason society based in Nairobi...

Da Squeeze

Who remembers the time when sex was simple. Well, nowadays there are a lot of weird fetishes that we can’t even keep track of...

Da Squeeze

Kenyans on Twitter are not to be messed with, they bring guns to a knife fight. The hard-hitting K.O.T recently got into a Twitter...

Da Squeeze

Bongo star Harmonize launched his latest album over the weekend and his former boss Diamond Platnumz is on the frontline cheering him on. Wasafi...