Effective work of cinematic makeup artists can turn anyone into a completely different person. This is the highest level of acting skills when an actor can play any ugly creature, bloodthirsty monster or frightening demon. Sometimes it is hard to believe how cute are the main antagonists of movies and series outside their role. Here are 10 actresses and actors who played nasty villains, but who are very cute in real life.
Calypso (Pirates of the Caribbean)
It is almost impossible to recognize beautiful Naomi Harris under tons of dark makeup and with dirty dreadlocks on her head. The actress so harmoniously played the ancient witch that it is hard to believe that in real life Naomi is elegant fashionista and kindhearted person.
Alien hunter in the legendary movie was played by Brian Prince. Although Brian is not a very popular actor and recognizable person, he made a huge contribution to the success of this film project. Parkour skills helped Prince to get this role. The actor made his character charismatic and intimidating. Just look how handsome is Brian when he’ s not wearing this dark outfit and frightening mask.
The film adaptation of novels about fearless wizard named Harry Potter has become a cult for children and adults. All lovers of fairytale adventures will face the ruthless Lord Voldemort. The role of the main antagonist of the young sorcerer was superbly played by Ralph Fiennes, who even under the makeup looked cute and frightening at the same time. Maybe you did not know that, at first, the British actor wanted to refuse to participate in this legendary franchise. But close relatives managed to persuade Ralph to play this role, which is now one of the best in his acting career.
We all knew very well who played the lead role in Wonder Woman. There’s no need to introduce Gal Gadot again, she has millions of fans, and we see her face in the media every day. But not many people know who played her main antagonist. The character played by Elena Anaya, has a disfigured face and it is difficult to recognize this cute actress under the film make-up.
This creepy clown from the horror movie “It” is a nightmare not only for children, but even for their parents. If you happen to meet Bill Skarsgård on the street, you will never guess that such a nice guy could be that cruel clown. In real life, the actor looks like a guy that all girls would love to introduce to their parents. But during the work on the remake of Stephen King’s film, when Bill appeared on set in his cinema make-up, many children were scared.
Ronan the Accuser
It’ s interesting to know how much time Lee Pace spent every day in the make-up chair to look like this on film set of Guardians of the Galaxy? We should praise the make-up artists of this project for their skills. After all, to turn such handsome in such frightening villain is probably very difficult mission. Only one thing remains of true Lee Pace — is his piercing glance, which is impossible to disguise even with tons of make-up.
The Red Queen
Most often Helena Bonham Carter has to play such roles where the actress gets meticulous makeup with special cosmetics for professional artists. Therefore, many viewers do not even realize how beautiful and elegant Helena in real life, when she is not wearing a stage dress and her face is not applied a few pounds of makeup. Her character in Alice in Wonderland, as well as many other characters in her previous films, was made-up and turned into ugly Red Queen.
Azog the Defiler
While filming in Hobbit, Manu Bennett had to start his every working day with the same thing. The actor did not appear on the set until he spent a few hours in the makeup chair. We must confidently say that this time was not wasted and brought amazing results. The monster played by Manu Bennett was very convincing and frightening. Perhaps even the actor’s family and friends were a bit scary to look at whom he was transformed by skillful makeup artists of this film project.
All the characters that Gwendoline Christie has been playing lately are sure to get some kind of heavy armor. In addition to the fact that the whole body of the attractive actress is hidden under this stage outfit, as well as on her face there is a helmet. That was in Game of Thrones, and it happened a little later in The Force Awakens. We hope to see Gwendoline in all her glory as soon as possible, without this brutal armor. After all, she really is a hottie with a slim body and a nice face!
The Night King
There’s no need to talk too much! Just look at the picture on the left and see Slovak actor named Vladimir Furdik. Then look at the right picture and find out what make-up artists together with visual effects specialists have turned him into during his work in Game of Thrones. His mother wouldn’t be able to recognize Vladimir in such a creepy image!