Emmy Rossum’s ‘heavy’ fake ‘Angelyne’ boobs caused blisters

Emmy Rossum didn’t have much time to film Angelyne.

The actress completely transformed into the iconic singer/model for the upcoming Peacock series – including rocking a very large fake boob.

Rossum, 35, revealed a medley of beauty secrets from the set in a profile for The Hollywood Reporter.

She explained that she spent about four to five hours a day applying makeup and bleaching her eyebrows. Rossum also got blisters from the fake boobs she was forced to wear for filming.

The “Shameless” graduate also suffered tear duct complications in her pupils from wearing two pairs of contact lenses at the same time.

“The physicality of the character was a challenge,” she said. “The body is heavy, but it has to feel light and lively.”

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Rossum transformed into Angelyne by wearing fake breasts and bleaching her eyebrows.
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She added: “I found it absolutely liberating to look in the mirror and not see myself at all. It’s sobering at first. But the feeling of being lost gives way to this real release – from myself and the blocks that can hinder a performance.”

Rossum and her husband “Mr. Robot creator Sam Esmail are both producing the five-episode limited series about Angelyne, the pop culture prodigy who burst into the limelight in the 1980s.

Esmail, 44, commented on what it was like to see his wife become a completely different person. “When I say there are times I didn’t recognize her because she was lost in that person, I really mean it. I’m talking about my wife. It’s kind of creepy,” he said.

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The ‘Shameless’ star has channeled the model in the new Peacock miniseries.
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Angelyne – born Renee Tami Goldberg – was the daughter of two Holocaust survivors who created her alter egos and became a billboard icon in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

The ‘Day After Tomorrow’ actress also shared the advice Angelyne gave her before she began filming the show.

She told Variety during the series’ pink carpet premiere on Wednesday that 71-year-old Angelyne gave producers the rights to her life, as well as to her art, brands and her catalog of music for on-camera use.

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Martin Freeman Lukas Gage, Michael Angarano, Hamish Linklater, Alex Karpovsky, Charlie Rowe and David Krumholtz also star in the miniseries.
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“It was so important to me that she be a part of this and that we were able to faithfully recreate her iconic billboards,” said the Beautiful Creatures star. “And it was really, really important to me that she gets paid for her contribution, not just to the show but to pop culture over the last 50 years.”

“Angelyne” will be released on Peacock on May 19th.

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