Burton LeBlanc (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ makeup supervisor): ‘The pressure is always there from day one, because of those tight close-ups’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Burton LeBlanc (‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ makeup supervisor): ‘The pressure is always there from day one, because of those tight close-ups’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
“The pressure is always there from day one, because of those tight close-ups. The pressure is on!” admits Emmy-nominated makeup department head Burton LeBlanc about the specific challenges of working on a show like “The Handmaid’s Tale,” in which characters’ bruised and bloodied faces are frequently on display in harsh over-saturated light or in unforgiving closeups that require the makeup work to be believable and flawless.

“I’m better at it now and I take it as a challenge, but you’ve got to be right there, doing little tweaks,” he says, explaining how the makeup team on this show have to deliver perfection with every shot, all day, every day. Watch our exclusive video interview with LeBlanc above.

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