Jan Sewell (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ makeup and hair) on capturing Freddie Mercury from the mustache to the teeth [Exclusive Video Interview]

“It was something I had to take quite seriously,” says makeup and hair designer Jan Sewell about her work on “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Turning Rami Malek into “Queen” frontman Freddie Mercury was a daunting challenge given that “everybody knew who Freddie was, and he was hugely loved. So I knew it was a big responsibility.” Watch our exclusive video interview with Sewell above.

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Yet Sewell, who previously turned Eddie Redmayne into Stephen Hawking for “The Theory of Everything” (2014), believes “it’s not about making someone look exactly like them. It’s about the essence of the person.” So she set about changing “lots of small, little things” about Malek’s face, such as his nose and hair. Luckily for her, the actor “was totally up for everything.”

The film covers several years in Mercury’s life,
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