Wednesday, October 29, 2014

"Men in Black" makeup artist Rick Baker mentors child prodigy

Rick Baker and Bella
Halloween is just a few days away, so get those costumes ready. Who better to help you with some last minute ideas, than Rick Baker. The legendary makeup artist, whose credits include King Kong, American Werewolf in London, Thriller, X-Men: The Last Stand, and Maleficent, just to name a few, recently lent out his expertise to one lucky FX prodigy. Bella, the eight-year-old daughter of commercial actress Jesse Meriwether, got the thrill of a lifetime when, she got to tour Baker’s studio. Find out what happen when the kid of the Cootie Queen met the Scream King.- James Knight

My name is Jesse Meriwether. I am also known to some as “the Cootie Queen” (yes… my mother is so proud) because of an Orbit Gum Commercial that I was in (yes… that’s the one).

But all you really need to know about me is that I am the mama of two beautiful little girls: Issabella (8) and Lucciana (4).

We go to Mississippi every summer... It was during this past visit (Summer of 2014) – in early July – that this happened:
Now… to be completely fair – Bella did not build the hand from nothing. It was originally a toy that was for “Girly Time Manicures”.

I guess Bella decided this toy would serve her better a different way. So she broke it at the knuckles, duct taped the fingers into a bent position, and covered the whole thing in modeling clay.
But still… I was impressed… and proud.
I was more than happy to bake her clay sculpture in the oven. I was less happy when she told me she wanted to take an “American Werewolf” style picture and send it to Rick Baker… Full article

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I chose (instead of running to random displays like a maniac) to slowly work around the room counter clockwise. Mr. Baker walked with me and answered all of my questions.

Vincent D'Onofrio in 'Men in Black'
To my immediate right –Vincent D'Onofrio stood in a glass case – stretching his skin back about a foot behind his face. That began the “Men In Black” section – which continued on about 20 feet down the right side of the room.

ME: I used to be so in love with Vincent D’Onofrio. What was he like?

RB: He was really great. A lot of actors complain because we torture them… He should have complained – because we really did torture him – and he didn’t.

via Classicalite, 10.29.14
by Jesse Meriwether

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1 comment:

Regina Caschetto said...

"She used to be in love with Vincent?"

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"In Dubious Battle" [2016]

"In Dubious Battle" [2016]
An activist gets caught up in the labor movement for farm workers in California during the 1930s. Vincent....Al Anderson


A story about the early life of Tennessee Williams

Directed by James Franco
Vincent D'Onofrio, Jacob Loeb

"American Falls" - [TBA]

In a rural town in Southern Idaho, the Suzukis, a Japanese American family, run a small motel. One night they get a strange visitor who sports ‘city’ clothes who turns out to be the first African-American man that Toru Suzuki’s children have ever seen. Yoshiko takes it upon herself to solve the mystery about this man, especially when 2 police officers come knocking on their door.

Short film produced by Erika Hampson.
Vincent D'Onofrio as Detective Foster.

'Purgatory' [TBA]

'Purgatory' [TBA]
Tagline: In the Wild West a lot of blood was spilled... but it didn't go to waste. Vincent....Dallas Stoudenmire

"A Fall From Grace" [TBA]

Detective Michael Tabb knows the city of St. Louis inside and out. He has felt its true heart, as much as its dark underbelly: but he does not know who, in both the dark and light - is taking the lives of young girls.

Director: Jennifer Lynch
Producer/Writer ...Eric Wilkinson

Vincent D'Onofrio ....George Lawson (GRACE's father)
Tim Roth.......Detective Tabb

Filming in St Louis - TBA

"Supreme Ruler" [TBA]

A man campaigns to become the leader of the Buffalo lodge.

Vincent D'Onofrio as Hank Dory
Ron Livingston as Steve
Marcia Gay Harden as Nancy

"The Monster Next Door" [TBA]

"The Monster Next Door" - Comedy Horror

Executive Produced by Dennis Johnson, Melanie Mohlman Produced by Eric Wilkinson, David Michaels
Written by Jim Robbins
Directed by Jennifer Lynch

Cast: Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Pullman, French Stewart, Bill Moseley

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]

'Down & Dirty Pictures' - [in Production - Filming TBA]
Vincent......Harvey Weinstein

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