Good actors lose themselves in their roles. They invest time to learn a different accent, adapt mannerisms, and even master new skills depending on the roles that they portray.
In some instances, a drastic change in their entire appearance is needed to fully achieve the effect. Case in point, these Hollywood stars transformed themselves to bring us some of our favorite movie characters – and many of them were so convincing we didn’t recognize them right away.
#1. Karen Gillan as Nebula
We love Nebula – the villain turned hero who appeared in the Guardians of the Galaxy films and in Avengers: Infinity War. Some fans initially didn’t know it but Nebula was played by the beautiful Karen Gillan, who willingly shaved her head for the role and spent long hours working with makeup artists to bring the Marvel character to life. Gillan previously starred in the Dr. Who television series as Amy Pond.
#2. Rebecca Romjin as Mystique
Before Jennifer Lawrence took over the role, Actress-slash-model Rebecca Romjin played the shape-shifting mutant in the X-men films. According to sources, the Mystique look required makeup artists at least 9 hours to apply on Romjin.
#3. Aymeline Valade as Emperor Haban Limaï
For the 2017 movie Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, French model and actress Aymeline Valade was totally unrecognizable as Emperor Haban Limaï, leader of an alien race.
#4. Naomie Harris as Tia Dalma
Remember that mysterious sorceress, voodoo practitioner from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies? That’s actress Naomie Harris! She looks completely different once in the role, not only in appearance but even in body language.
#5. John Rhys-Davies as Gimli
Aside from the red beard, it’s John Rhys-Davies’s solid acting chops that sold his transformation as brave dwarf warrior Gimli.
#6. Cara Delevigne as Enchantress
In full costume as the Enchantress, model, singer, and actress Cara Delevigne totally disappeared in the Sui cide Squad character. As part of her preparation, she walked through a forest near her England home without any clothes on and howled at the moon.
#7. Ray Park as Darth Maul
Ray Park’s Darth Maul is undoubtedly one of the most iconic – and badass – villains in the Star Wars franchise. The heavy makeup did the trick in concealing the actor’s likeness.
#8. Sofia Boutella as Jaylah
With the body paint and costume, actress Sofia Boutella’s appearance in Star Trek: Beyond as Jaylah may have been missed by casual viewers.
#9. Heath Ledger as Joker
Heath Ledger not only had a strange makeup for Joker, he took the role really seriously. He locked himself in a hotel room for almost six weeks and kept a Joker diary. He emerged out of the hotel a different man, with his own unique take on the character’s sinister voice and laughter. His portrayal silenced critics who believed he couldn’t pull it off.
#10. Warwick Davis as Griphook
As the goblin Griphook in the Harry Potter movies, Warwick Davis was really hard to recognize. According to the actor, his transformation often took 3.5 to 4 hours everyday – and the lengthy process often began at 4 o’clock in the morning.
#11. Michael J. Fox as Marlene McFly
Aside from being Marty McFly, Michael J. Fox also played Marlene, Marty’s daughter, on Back to the Future: Part II. He looked absolutely adorable as the character!
#12. Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander
For the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara embraced her role as Lisbeth by losing weight, cutting and coloring her hair, and getting several piercings.
#13. Charlize Theron as Imperator Furiosa
With shaved head, filthy clothes, and a left CGI arm, Mad Max: Fury Road totally gave attractive American-South African actress Charlize Theron a completely new look for her role as Furiosa.
#14. Jacob Tremblay as Auggie Pullman
Based on the novel of the same title, the movie Wonder touched many hearts – mainly because of the convincing performance and prosthetic transformation of actor Jacob Tremblay as Auggie.
#15. Allison Janney as LaVona
The Margot Robbie-starred movie I, Tonya is about popular ice skater Tonya Harding. Playing as her mother LaVona is Allison Janney – and her acting as the character was so spot on she won an Oscar Best Supporting Actress for it.
‘Captain Marvel’ Finally Reveals How Nick Fury Loses His Eye
“Last time I trusted someone, I lost an eye!”
People finally got to meet one of the most powerful superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Captain Marvel introduced Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), a U.S. Air Force pilot turned Kree warrior who somehow finds herself caught in a war between two alien races. However, the film also answered one of the most intriguing questions about the MCU: How did Nick Fury lose his eye?
Fans know Nick Fury as the tough S.H.I.E.L.D director who has mentored the Avengers since 2008's Iron Man. However, he is always associated with his trademark eye patch and unwillingness to reveal how the eye was lost. Luckily, Captain Marvel finally revealed just how it happened and it's truly a shocker.
This article contains 'Captain Marvel' spoilers so turn back now before it's too late.
Lady Gaga University Peers Created A FB Group Saying She’d Never Be Famous
The Oscar winner certainly proved them wrong!
Lady Gaga is certainly proof that hard work and perseverance will lead to success. However, there were some people who once thought that the musician would never be famous. Amazingly, Gaga's own university peers had actually created a Facebook group dedicated to shaming the singer for trying to make her music heard.
The A Star Is Born actress, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, went to New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She gained early admission into the music school Collaborative Arts Project 21 where she improved on her songwriting skills by writing essays on art, religion, social issues, and politics. However, she withdrew from school during the second semester of her sophomore year to focus on her career. Some believe that Lady Gaga also decided to leave because of intense mocking from her NYU peers.
A young Stefani Germanotta performs on piano.
Michael Jackson’s Music Gets Banned By Radio Stations
Following the release of the ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary, radio stations have stopped playing MJ’s hits.
Following the controversial HBO documentary Leaving Neverland, some radio stations across the globe have made the decision to stop playing Michael Jackson's hits. The said documentary features two guys in their 30s who, according to their own confessions, were abused by the popstar when they were kids aged 7 and 10.
Now three Canadian radio stations have banned Jackson's songs such as 'Beat It', 'Billie Jean', and 'Thriller' among others, from their playlist. Christine Dicaire, spokeswoman of Cogeco, said the listeners themselves requested the ban.