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Interviews | Michael Westmore
Actors and make-up


How did the actors respond to the make-up process?

Picture I would say, most of the actors, 99% of them, do not have a problem with rubber. I mean, with Odo, with Arman Shimmermann, Michael Dorn, it's all part of what they signed on to do, so they knew that they had to do that.

The rubber really doesn't get hot. It doesn't get uncomfortable. What it does do, it makes you have to come in at four o'clock in the morning for make-up, and it means when everybody else has gone home, you're still sitting here

With the appliance make-ups, I think everybody enjoys it in the beginning. When you finally reach your seventh season, I think it starts to get tiring, everybody knows that they're going to be going on and doing something else, and it becomes just an old memory. You know, when I see Ethan Philips and Rene [Auberjoinois], they're off onto other things, and that seven years was something that was part of their career and is over with.


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