13 Actors Who Asked For (And Got) Changes To Their Characters' Costumes, Hair, And Makeup_freckle removal acid

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1.Jason Isaacs told Entertainment Weekly that when he was cast as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potterseries, he was "slightly horrified" by his character's original design, which involved a "pinstripe suit" and "short black-and-white hair."

Lucius posing with his son Draco
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Isaacs said, "He was a racist, a eugenicist. There’s no way he would cut his hair like a Muggle, or dress like a Muggle." The actor specifically suggested Lucius's long white hair and the walking stick he uses to conceal his wand.

Lucius holding the prophecy in the department of mysteries
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When Isaacs explained the cane idea to Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsdirector Chris Columbus, Columbus responded, "You know what, I think the toy guys are going to love you."

A close up of Lucius holding his wand/cane
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2.Michelle Yeoh, who starred as Eleanor in Crazy Rich Asians, wore an exquisite emerald ring throughout the film; it's with this ring that her son Nick proposes to Rachel, an implicit signal of Eleanor granting her approval to their relationship. This emerald ring is from Yeoh's own personal jewelry collection, and she insisted on wearing it rather than the fake ring the production had designed for her.

Eleanor wearing the ring at the Mahjong parlor
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Director Jon M. Chu told Vulture, "We had a ring designed already, and our mock-up looked so shitty that Michelle was like, 'That cannot be the ring I wear.' I’m like, 'I know, I know. I’m so embarrassed by it, but we don’t have the money.' She’s like, 'I have a better ring than that.'"

Nick proposing to Rachel with Eleanor's ring
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Yeoh told the Knot, "It was very important for it to be real. And Eleanor was a character who knew what she wore had to be flawless." Apparently, Yeoh also designed the emerald ring herself, though of course that was before she knew it was destined for a starring role in a major movie.

Eleanor at the wedding
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Yeoh broke out the ring again for the 2019 Golden Globes.

Yeoh on the red carpet, wearing the ring
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3.In a similarly regal move, when Whoopi Goldberg realized that she was going to be dressed in fake jewels as Queen Constantina in 1997's Cinderella, she pushed back and said she wouldn't wear anything that wasn't real. Luckily, she had some pretty powerful connections in the fine jewelry business.


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