A Note on Natalie Portman's Holographic Nails
A character's manicure is rarely something that takes front-and-centre in a film, but Portman's long, black-but-glittery stiletto nails are an exception. "Natalie really wanted her character to have super long nails, so I arranged for Rachel Shim, a nail artist, to come on set," Sullivan said. "As Natalie was on a tight schedule, we hadn't been able to do a camera tests before the start date. Needless to say day one was a challenge. Creating a character's hair and makeup look for the first time while getting a full set of gel nails was interesting, to say the least."
"Creating a character's hair and makeup look for the first time while getting a full set of gel nails was interesting, to say the least."
Luckily, everything turned out well in the long run: "Rachel was amazing and came well prepared. I had asked her to bring silver and gunmetal polishes and for a geometric, futuristic design. She had custom-made stamps that she used to layer silver varnishes on top of one another in a pattern. The final touch was, of course, some chunky holographic glitter. They really put Natalie right in to character — it such a great touch."