Taken actress Famke Janssen is set to appear in the movie Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters as the evil witch and had to wear prosthetics to make her look ugly. Famke has been speaking about the make-up and how it made the role much more challenging.
Janssen told A.V. Club, “Yes, I suppose, although what I found to be the most challenging part about it is that I didn’t have the freedom I normally felt as an actor. You have a team, literally, of people trailing your every move, because every time you open your mouth, something unglues and they need to be in there with a stick of glue to put it back together. So there’s that restriction and limitation, which I found difficult to work with.”
She added, “And then, also, you know your own face in a way that certain things, when you act, work and don’t work, and with that ugly makeup on your face, it’s a challenge. Like, how much or how little do you do, because the makeup does so much for you already? There were different challenges that came with it. But being that ugly, wow, that was a little new.”
As well as Famke Janssen, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters also stars Gemma Arterton and Jeremy Renner. Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is directed by Tommy Wirkola and is set to be released in the US on January 25, 2013 and in the UK on March 15, 2013.