3. Joel Edgerton needed 4 hours of makeup every day—and never complained
With Will Smith playing the human character, it left Joel Edgerton to handle Orc duties. That meant up to four hours of makeup preparation for each shooting day, which doesn’t account for touch-ups and other prosthetic additions for action scenes.
“Joel would have to do four hours before he even stepped on set,” Alonzo said. “Having done some of that prosthetics stuff myself, and being someone who’s gone through it and knows what it’s like, it’s very difficult to be patient with it. [Joel] is an incredibly talented actor, and he never had a word of complaint the entire shoot. That’s a testament to who he is as a professional, and also his commitment to doing the work, training, and working with the stunt guys and learning all the choreography.Back to top