The Zero Dark Thirty actress explained that Tammy was “so emotional” in real life and she was worried it wouldn’t translate on-screen with her pounds of makeup. Additionally, she revealed that it took upwards of eight hours each day for the film’s makeup team to complete her makeover.
“I got to set and I was so panicky,” she recalled after sitting in the makeup chair for so long. “I started to have hot flashes because it’s so heavy and hot. I was afraid. It was like going on a long-distance flight every day. Because if it takes 7 and a half hours to put on, it’s going to take at least two hours to get off. It was concerning to me.”
She added, “I was worried about my circulation. By the time I got on set that first day that was 7 and a half hours, I was like, ‘I have no energy left.’ And she’s supposed to show up with so much energy.”
With a few tweaks from the glam squad, Jessica then only had to sit in the makeup chair for four hours.