The Cool Backstory To Lupita Nyong’o’s Spooky Eyebrows In Us
Scott Wheeler, the makeup department head for
Us (who’s been working with Peele since his start on
MADtv), explains to
Refinery29 that it was part of Peele’s vision to make The Tethered looked like the Wilsons, but also like they’ve actually been living underground — so a bit insane and deprived. Although Peele had mapped out the underlying message of the film (we are our own worst enemies) when he initially wrote the script, the details for the characters’ Tethered appearances wouldn’t come until shooting nearly began. Around that time,
Tym Buacharern, Nyong’o’s makeup artist for the film, quickly realized the lead actress was just too beautiful to be her terrifying doppelgänger, Red.