Four Other Ways To Get Into Character Besides Making a Fake Tumblr
Bling Ring star — sorry, “probably 3rd/4th of the lead characters” — Emma Watson taught the world a thing or two about Method acting by making the actual she promotes as Tumblr Nicki Moore. (Seriously. The URL is the movie’s last line.)
that’s committing to a role.
Not to be outdone,
Katie Holmes, Audrey Tautou, Sienna Miller and Drew Barrymore also went to extremes getting into character for their own fashion-y flicks. Learn how boob-painting, quiche and lots and lots of reading factored into these leading ladies’ preparation:
1.Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy
If you're going to play
JFK's First Lady, it helps to be a Jackie O. buff.
"I already admired her," Holmes said in a behind-the-scenes interview. "But the more I learned of her, the more my admiration grew, and I'm so honored to be playing her."
To prep for the History Channel mini-series, the Dawson's Creek alumna watched old footage of the Kennedys, and the paparazzi even spotted her toting around not the infinitely fascinating Suri Cruise, but a copy of One Special Summer, an illustrated book by Jackie and her sister about their first trip to Europe.
2.Sienna Miller as Edie Sedgwick
Burberry's latest face got physical for her Factory Girl role by replicating socialite Edie Sedgwick's signature painting technique: using her breasts as paintbrushes, according to Entertainmentwise.
If you've ever made it through any of Ciao, Manhattan!, you'll know that hanging around in the nude was completely normal behavior for the perpetually topless "poor little rich girl."
3.Audrey Tautou as Coco Chanel
For her turn as
Coco Chanel, ingenue Audrey Tautou got inside the iconic designer's head.
Along with reading all the books she could find and studying photographs and film, the French star said she tried to "focus more on what was going on inside [Chanel] than on her appearance" to convey the "inner chaos she was feeling." That kind of sounds like what Karl was doing for couture, right?
4.Drew Barrymore as Little Edie
During the making of
HBO's Grey Gardens, Drew Barrymore lost so much weight from stress that the director had to "chase her around with food."
Barrymore told E! Online: "[ Michael Sucsy] kept trying to shove quiche in my face and I was like, 'Why the f--- are you trying to shove quiche in my face?' He said, 'The prosthetics aren't fitting, your fat suit is swimming on you and it's unhealthy!'"
The actress also lived in total seclusion (barring an IBM typewriter) for three months to get ready to play the famous recluse Edith Bouvier Beale.