8 Gorgeous Actors Who Were Transformed By Intense Movie Makeup

17 Oct 2017 by Bryan Yeong

If you’ve braved through the recent horror fest IT in cinemas, odds are you’re still shuddering in fear of chancing upon a creepy clown on the way home alone. But it seems the tables are turning ever since the world caught wind of what the actor looks like in real life, with fans now swooning over his good looks and dismissing the scare factor. Which makes us wonder – which other stunning actors have gone under unbelievably drastic transformations for the sake of their craft?

Bill Skarsgård – Pennywise (IT)


IT is well, the ‘it’ costumed character (and prime Halloween costume candidate), and while the killer clown sends shivers down our spine, the actor portraying the titular role does quite the opposite. The dreamy, young actor’s good looks come as no surprise, considering he’s the younger brother of equally charming Alexander Skarsgård. Bill himself thought his extreme makeup was “terrifying” but also called the transformation process an “amazing one”. Fans will be delighted to know he’s signed on to reprise his Pennywise role in Part 2 of the IT franchise, but we’ll be expecting fangirl squeals instead of startled gasps the next time around.

Jennifer Lawrence – Mystique (X-Men)

One role that catapulted Jennifer Lawrence was Mystique in the X-Men series. Taking over from Rebecca Romijin in the original trilogy, Jennifer has made the blue shapeshifter symbolic to her name since – sleek-backed raven hair, yellow eyes and all. The process isn’t a pretty one however: Jennifer revealed it used to take eight hours for the entire process – which has since been reduced to three – and now wears a body suit instead of being arduously painted. The Academy Award-winning actress also once expressed indifference to being asked back for the role, although we can’t imagine anyone else playing the iconic character. 

Nicholas Hoult – Beast (X-Men)

Another blue-skinned X-Men character that looks worlds apart from his original mug is Nicholas Hoult’s Beast. The British actor switches between the furry fiend during action sequences and his geek chic human form during dialogue-driven scenes, and the contrast could not be anymore striking. In comparison to real-life-ex Jennifer Lawrence, his transformation takes four hours to complete. We can’t wait to see more of his character in next year’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix, although we hope he’ll be in his human self more often than not…

Elizabeth Banks – Effie Trinket (The Hunger Games)

The Hunger Games‘ District 12 chaperone Effie Trinket might not look overwhelmingly foreign, but with her vast array of colourful wigs and outfits, it sure does make actress Elizabeth Banks unrecognisable to some. The veteran embraced the character’s outlandish looks over the span of four movies: “I would be in the hair and makeup trailer and I was Elizabeth, and then the wig went on and very suddenly I was Effie. Every day I would have that aha moment, like, ‘We did it! We found Effie!’ “, she told People magazine. Two years on since the last movie, the film franchise is still sorely missed, along with fan favourite Effie.

Jared Leto – The Joker (Suicide Squad)

The late Heath Ledger’s take on the classic Batman villain will go down as arguably the best one, but 30 Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto sure gave him a run for his money in Suicide Squad. Sporting coloured contact lenses, smudged makeup and body tattoos, Jared’s Joker was utterly terrifying (and the best part about the movie alongside Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn). In real life, a string of ladies from Katy Perry to Lindsay Lohan has dated the actor-singer, and we’re sure many would too even with him in full-on Joker mode.

Cara Delevingne – Enchantress (Suicide Squad)

 The Joker and Harley Quinn might’ve been the dynamic duo scene-stealers in Suicide Squad, but don’t forget the beautiful Cara Delevingne also had a spooky turn as the Enchantress. Ditching her long blonde locks and runway ready makeup, Cara looks polar opposite as the dark villainess, and it’s nice to see the affable star isn’t afraid to look ugly for a role either. 

Zoe Saldana – Neytiri (Avatar) / Gamora (Guardians of the Galaxy)

She’s blue! No, wait she’s green! Whichever coloured skin Zoe Saldana sports, it’s undeniable that she pulls it off effortlessly. First seen as a computer-generated Na’vi in 2009’s Avatar, she caused heads to turn yet again as the sassy green-skinned warrior, Gamora in the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise – the latter of which took five hours of makeup everyday. Her dedication to her roles is certainly admirable, and there’s nobody else we can think of who would do both roles justice. 

 Johnny Depp 


The ‘King of Transformation’ title undoubtedly belongs to who else, but movie chameleon Johnny Depp. From his unnerving role as Edward Scissorhands to demonic barber Sweeney Todd to the kooky Mad Hatter in the Alice in Wonderland series, we can’t help but to fall in love with the man behind the characters over and over again. In real life, the 54-year-old actor still drips in style, that we can’t help but to fawn over his every career choice. Bring on the next look, Johnny!

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Which of these drastic transformations were your favourite? Tell us in the comments below!

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In the cutthroat land of K-pop, it’s survival of the fittest. With new groups popping up every other day hoping for a shot at stardom, it can be tough for fresh faces to get their turn in the limelight – even if they have the makings of the perfect K-star. Which is why it’s inevitable that some of these underrated acts and yet-to-debut trainees would resort to participating in reality competition programmes in hopes of getting their names out there. 

Hot on the heels of post-Produce 101 hype, the month of October introduces a new crop of survival shows broadcasted by KBS, JTBC and Mnet – namely The Unit, YG Entertainment’s MIXNINE and JYP Entertainment’s Stray Kids. Ahead, we give you a rundown of everything you need to know about these upcoming survival programmes.

The Unit

What it’s about: KBS’ answer to Produce 101, this idol rebooting programme aims to give K-pop underdogs a second chance in the spotlight. If you thought Produce 101’s competition for the ‘centre’ position was hardcore (war flashbacks, anyone?), The Unit will see all 126 contestants vying for a spot in the ‘centre group’, with the top contender bagging the coveted ‘centre of the centre’ title. After 14 episodes, nine males and nine females will promote as separate unit groups for seven months.

Why you should watch it: Apart from boasting a solid panel of mentors – Rain, HyunA, SHINee’s Taemin etc. – we’re also looking forward to the performance of notable participants such as Boyfriend, HOTSHOT, DIA and former SM Rookies member Hansol. These folks have plenty of potential to make it big, but it’s a pity people tend to ignore that fact. Here’s hoping they’ll be able to get the recognition they deserve through The Unit!

When it’s airing: 28 October 2017


What it’s about: MIXNINE runs in an uncanny vein to The Unit, and understandably so as the upcoming JTBC audition programme is helmed by former Produce 101 and Show Me The Money producer Han Dong Chul. Joining forces with YG papa, MIXNINE follows Yang Hyun Suk as he searches for budding talents from various entertainment labels, which will lead up to the debut of an all-male or female lineup.

Why you should watch it: Although The Unit has been stirring up a fair amount of hype thanks to its established roster, MIXNINE’s ensemble isn’t one to be belittled either. Besides Produce 101 alums Heo Chan Mi, Park Woo Dam and Woo Jin Young, you can also anticipate the appearance of talented rookie acts such as KNK, LOONA, Dreamcatcher and more. 

When it’s airing: 29 October 2017

Stray Kids

What it’s about: After the success of Sixteen which birthed trending girl group TWICE, JYP goes full steam ahead with yet another survival programme for his upcoming boy band. But instead of pitting the members against each other, the goal is to work together as a team and eventually make their debut without leaving anyone behind. Is it too early for us to start rooting for OT9?

Why you should watch it: These boys may be young, but they’ve certainly got the chops to impress. One look at the hella addictive music video for ‘Hellevator’ – which chalked up a whopping four million views before the show even started airing – had us convinced this budding supergroup’s bound to go far.

When it’s airing: 17 October 2017

Which of these K-pop survival shows are you looking forward to the most? Comment down below!

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Joe Jonas And Sophie Turner Are Engaged!

16 Oct 2017 by Bryan Yeong

Aww! After a year of dating, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have announced on Instagram their decision to get hitched! 

Wedding bells are in order for Hollywood’s new ‘it’ couple. In matching Instagram posts at the same time, Sophie Turner – of Game of Thrones and X-Men fame – and DNCE frontman Joe Jonas shocked the world when they posted a photo of her engagement ring with cut-to-the-chase captions.


I said yes.

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 The announcement might come as a surprise to some, since the couple were only spotted hanging out since November 2016, a little less than a year ago. Joe had came off a freshly healing breakup with Gigi Hadid then, but seemed to quickly move on as he and Sophie were photographed around Europe together as she followed his band on tour, with rumours of their dating status fast swirling . In contrary to most other famous couples, the fab duo have rarely posted photos of each other since confirming their relationship and have mostly avoided walking red carpets together. Perhaps that’s their little secret to keep their romance alive?


I said yes.

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Following their good news this week, Sophie’s role as Sansa Stark on TV’s Game of Thrones has made fans excitedly joke that Joe is now the “King of The North” while Joe’s band DNCE and brother Nick Jonas expressed their congratulations on social media. Even Joe’s ex-flame Demi Lovato chimed in on his Instagram post, sweetly commenting “HUGE CONGRATS!!!! Soooo happy for the both of you!!!!”

We wonder what this means for their wedding – is it gonna be Game of Thrones themed? Will the Jonas Brothers make a comeback as the wedding band? Will they have wedding cake by the ocean? We’re getting excited just thinking about the possibilities and we aren’t even invited! For now, we’ll just leave this adorable photo of the couple trolling the papparazzi together here for your #couplegoals inspiration.

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Do you ship Jophie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below! 

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Singapore’s obviously a place Bruno Mars likes because the ‘Versace On The Floor’ crooner is returning to our shores for his 24K Magic World Tour come 18 May next year!

Last performing here in 2014 on the Moonshine Jungle World Tour, Bruno Mars is making a pit-stop here in Singapore for his critically acclaimed 24K Magic World Tour next year. Fans can definitely expect dazzling performances of chart-topping hits like the groovy ‘That’s What I Like’, and soulful ballads like ‘When I Was Your Man’. 


Bruno Mars The 24K Magic World Tour In Singapore

Date: 6 May 2018 (Sunday)
Time: 7pm 
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Ticket prices: (Standing*) $298**, $248 (Seated) $348, $288, $248, $168 (prices exclude $4 booking fee)
Public on-sale date: 19 October (Thursday) at 10am
Ticket sale: from www.sportshubtix.sg, hotline +65 3158 7888, Indoor Stadium Box Office and all SingPost outlets.

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What’s your favourite Bruno Mars tune to jam out too? Let us know the comment section! 

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Is that you Taylor Swift?! Turns out, our favourite celebrities have their very own doppelgängers, and their uncanny similarities are equal amounts of freaky and amazing. Would you be able to tell them apart?

Taylor Swift VS April Gloria


Nope, that isn’t actually Tay Tay. Meet April Gloria, the cosplayer that bears an uncanny resemblance to the ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ songstress without even trying. From Taylor’s red lips to her signature cat-eye, and even her shaggy haircut, April’s got Tay’s mug down to a T! 

Ariana Grande VS Jacky Vasquez


With a twinning level so high even Ariana’s own cousin couldn’t tell them apart, Ariana Grande and Jacky Vasquez share a penchant for high ponytails, cat-winged eyeliner and long lashes, and have similar doll-like features – right down to Ari’s famous dimples. If you’d also like to look like the ‘Dangerous Woman’ diva, 20-year-old Jacky recommends learning how to achieve Ari’s signature pony tail, makeup style and camera poses. 

Ed Sheeran VS Ty Jones


Turns out, there’s another ginger Teddy on planet Earth, but it seems like looking like a carbon copy of Ed Sheeran hasn’t been a bed of roses for 22-year-old Ty Jones. As the self-proclaimed “Ed’s Evil Twin” shared in previous interviews, the striking resemblance had brought him perks like TV gigs and even a hangout sesh with Ed himself, but it did have some drawbacks when it came to his love life. For example, Ed’s fans would constantly approach Ty for photos (which quite annoyed his ex-girlfriends), and he had to also re-evaluate potential dates to discern if they were only being with him because he was the “next best thing” to Ed. Thankfully, all this hasn’t affected Ty’s love for the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer, and he describes meeting Ed as “the highlight of all this”. 

Katy Perry VS Francesca Brown 


Constantly being mistaken for Katy Perry ever since the songstress released ‘I Kissed A Girl’ back in 2008, actress Francesca Brown reportedly struggled at auditions because of their resemblance. In the end – after attempts at changing up her look didn’t work out thanks to Katy’s ever-evolving style – Francesca accepted a job offer as a Katy Perry impersonator and the rest is history! Perhaps she could double up as Zooey Deschanel too? 

Emma Watson VS Meghan Flockhart


 We know what you’re thinking, but no – Meghan Flockhart’s resemblance to Emma (and Hermione) doesn’t have anything to do with Polyjuice Potion. Funnily enough, Meghan only realised how similar they looked after dressing up as Hermione for Halloween – since then, she even had to dye her hair in efforts to minimise the “intense” Emma Watson compliments from fans. Consider us Stupified!

Zayn Malik VS Burak Deniz


The Internet has been seeing quite a few Zayn dopplegangers as it is, but Burak Deniz, a Turkish actor who has appeared in the Turkish version of Pretty Little Liars and Shameless is the most famous (and hottest) one yet. Who even knew that the chiselled bone structure was even replicable on anyone else?!

Gigi Hadid VS Iza Ijzerman 


If you thought Gigi Hadid looked similar to her sister Bella Hadid, then one look at Dutch model Iza Ijzerman would have you wondering if Gigi actually had a secret twin – especially since they’re both the same age. And it looks like they favour similar beauty styles; tousled blonde waves and minimal makeup that show off their gorgeous features. Wouldn’t it be freaky if Zayn, Gigi, Iza and Burak went on a double date? 

Selena Gomez VS Sofia Solares 


Sofia Solares definitely had us doing a double take when we first laid eyes on this SelGo lookalike. And with over 445K followers on Instagram, it seems like this Mexican beauty has got the Internet mesmerised too – much like Selena Gomez herself!

Kim Kardashian & Kylie Jenner VS Sonia & Fyza Ali


The Kardashian-Jenners have more than their fair share of lookalikes, what with the part they played in changing up industry beauty standards, but the Ali sisters undeniably bear the most resemblance of the lot. Sonia and Fyza, who are based in Dubai and are rising names in the Middle Eastern beauty scene themselves, have previously denied rumours that they underwent plastic surgery to get “the Kardashian look”. They’re definitely just born with it! 

Which celebrity doppelgänger duo looks the most alike? Share your thoughts in the comment section!

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