We're just a week away from the release of the much-anticipated remake of Roald Dahl's The Witches, and to keep us excited, the Grand High Witch — also known as Anne Hathaway — posted a behind-the-scenes photo of her character's hair and makeup.
On Sunday, Hathaway posted a photo on Instagram from inside the makeup trailer on set of The Witches, with the caption, "Resting witch face. #TheWitchesMovie", and we'll give it to her: not only does she look terrifyingly wicked, but she also wins for having that genius caption. In the photo, the Grand High Witch wears a white-blonde wig with ashy roots, which is styled in a towering beehive. For the makeup, she wears a smoky, winged purple eyeshadow with dramatic false eyelashes with a deep, blackened plum lipstick to finish off the striking look.
According to IMDB, the beauty pro responsible for this wicked beauty look is a hair and makeup artist by the name of Paula Price, who has an impressive CV, including a Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Awards nomination for her work on Mary Poppins Returns in 2019.
In the background of the photo, you can also see behind-the-scenes test shots and hair and makeup inspiration mood boards from the movie, which tells us one thing: we're in for a treat (albeit a terrifying one) when it comes to the beauty looks in The Witches remake.
A couple of days after posting her hair and makeup shot, Hathaway also gave us a glimpse into the special effects makeup required for her character. The hyperlapse video showed the team creating prosthetics moulds to fit her features perfectly, essentially making her look as terrifying as possible on screen. The video is totally genius and utterly mesmerising .