There is a motive Hollywood does not use the identical sort of wigs you purchase at Ricky’s along with your Halloween costume: These discount buys look even crappier on movie than they do in particular person. And apart from, with multimillion-dollar budgets, manufacturing firms can afford to drop a couple of hundred bucks on wigs that look flawless on their stars. However a couple of thousand? Even $10,000? It sounds loopy, however that is how a lot Disney reportedly spent on the hair you see atop Tessa Thompson‘s head in Thor: Ragnarok.
In an interview with HuffPost, author and director Boots Riley explains that final summer season, Thompson was concurrently filming scenes for his film, Sorry to Trouble You, and reshoots for Thor: Ragnarok. Her Sorry to Trouble You character sports activities a curly, multicolored lob, which simply so occurs to be her personal hair, based on a Refinery29 interview with the movie’s hair division head, Antoinette Yoka. They felt free to bleach and dye Thompson’s hair as a result of principal manufacturing of Thor: Ragnarok had wrapped practically a yr earlier.
On condition that they wanted Thompson’s hair to appear to be it did when she initially filmed scenes as Valkyrie — lengthy, darkish, wavy, and sometimes twisted right into a braided half-bun — Disney (Marvel’s mother or father firm) reluctantly shelled out an unimaginable $10,000 for a super-high-quality wig that would not make viewers assume, “Yo, what the hell is happening together with her hair?”
Riley felt so responsible about roughly inflicting the explanation Disney had to purchase a $10,000 wig that he truly apologized to Thor: Ragnarok director, Taika Waititi. However although the finance of us at Disney have been reportedly pissed, Waititi could not have cared much less. “He was like, ‘It’s not my cash!'” Riley informed HuffPost. And contemplating $10,000 is a mere zero.006 p.c of Thor: Ragnarok‘s price range — and likewise contemplating some celebrities spend round $6,000 for their very own extensions — it was arguably price it. Thompson seems to be unimaginable in each motion pictures.
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