No Make-Up On “Gravity” Actors

Characters can be suffering through the worst kind of torment and torture on screen, but the thing that never seems to get messed up is their hair or make-up (or if it does, only in strategic ways). That’s about to change.

Sandra Bullock sat down with USA Today this week and spoke about her work in “Children of Men” director Alfonso Cuaron’s new sci-fi thriller “Gravity”. The film foliows two astronauts left alive after an exploding satellite kills the other crew onboard their space station, setting off a desperate race home for the latter to get to her child

Bullock revealed that in the name of authenticity, Cuaron is shooting the film without any of the characters in any make-up – “God help us all when my face comes rushing at you with no makeup on. I’m going to apologize now, but Alfonso, in a brilliant move, said, ‘No makeup.’ Our vain little heads are going to be some massive 17-foot image. You are going to see details because it’s shot on this digital film that shows everything. It’s so scary. There are scenes where you say, ‘This is where you have to let go and let God.’ And, thank God, there are no nude scenes.”

An early cut has already screened for the studio, but post-production remains in full swing right now with a November 21st 2012 release being targeted.