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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: What It Takes to Survive Hours In the Make-Up Chair, According to Doug Jones

‘Star Trek: Discovery’: What It Takes to Survive Hours In the Make-Up Chair, According to Doug Jones

Imagine this: You go to work at 4 a.m., and your day starts with your butt in an upright chair, for an hour and a half to two hours — and the whole time, someone is gluing stuff to your face.

This is what life is like for Doug Jones, Mary Chieffo, and the other actors playing aliens on “Star Trek: Discovery.” The stars begin their workday by spending hours sitting in makeup, getting transformed into Klingons and Vulcans and Kelpians. It’s a process that viewers tend to take for granted, but is a physically and mentally grueling process for both the actors as well as the artists, who work equally hard on making the unreal possible.

Star Trek: Discovery,” which is now in production on Season 2, shoots in Toronto. But the detailed special effects makeup and specialty armor that transforms the cast into the diverse denizens of the future

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