While some characters don’t demand extreme hair and body changes, others force actors to completely transition from the person that they are. That is why actors sometimes look absolutely nothing like their on-screen characters that helped them to achieve stardom. Fake hair and makeup can completely change their look, and you wonder if you’re even looking at the same person. Talking about Hollywood, there is a whole team of geniuses at work to transform celebrities into their characters. The makeup and wardrobe gurus can take any celeb and make them look incredibly different from how they look on red carpets. Here is a list of 15 stars who look nothing like their on-screen characters. You will be stunned to see these on-screen transformations.
Lady Gaga played Scathach, an immortal bloodthirsty witch, in American Horror Story, season 6: Roanoke. The series is known for its bizarre and eccentric makeup looks, and this character was no exception. Scathach had to live in the woods after she got exiled from her village. She had to have dry, patchy skin with roughed-up hair and clothes. The character’s physical looks had to embody the struggles she had gone through. Lady Gaga, mostly known for her music, pulled off this character rather flawlessly, as everyone was awed by her acting skills. Nonetheless, the disheveled appearance on-screen looks miles apart from the all-glam red carpet looks of Lady Gaga. From the hair to her skin, and even the clothes she is wearing are nothing like the actual Gaga that we know and love.
We are all familiar with this famous Khaleesi look of Emilia Clarke on Game of Thrones. The actress perfectly rocked a blonde wig and bronze makeup to play the character of Daenerys Targaryen. While we all love her on-screen character, she looks completely different from her ‘mother of dragons’ role when compared to her real-life looks. Mostly, on red carpets, Emilia Clarke shines in her chocolate brown hair and alluring red lips, differing from the rustic look on the popular series.
Mandy Moore spectacularly played the role of Rebecca Pearson on the show ‘This is Us.’ The actress took Rebecca on a journey from her early 20s, where she was an ambitious and optimistic young singer, to her 90s as a matriarch of the Pearson family. Through wonderful makeup effects, the show successfully manages to transform her character several decades ahead of her actual age. The glasses, the accessories, and the pixie cut truly transform her into a different look. Her old TV character is a far cry from her glamorous looks in real life. The two pictures, side by side, don’t even look like the same person.