What you need to know
- "The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" is now streaming on Apple TV+.
- The series stars Samuel L. Jackson as Ptolemy Grey.
- Apple has taken us behind the scenes to see how the actor was aged (and de-aged) with hair and makeup.
"The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" is streaming now on Apple TV+.
Samuel L. Jackson, who stars in the new series, was both aged and de-aged throughout each episode using both hair and makeup. Hair Stylist Camille Friend and Makeup Artist Jake Garber shared how they pulled off both aging changes throughout the series.
Aging and de-aging @SamuelLJackson in The Last Days of #PtolemyGrey, with Hair Stylist @blackeyevenus and Makeup Artist @jagar65.
"We call it 'the dance'... Sam's in one chair, and we dance around him." - Camille Friend, Hair Stylist ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/F9FpG7KgScAging and de-aging @SamuelLJackson in The Last Days of #PtolemyGrey, with Hair Stylist @blackeyevenus and Makeup Artist @jagar65.
"We call it 'the dance'... Sam's in one chair, and we dance around him." - Camille Friend, Hair Stylist ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/F9FpG7KgSc— Apple TV+ (@AppleTVPlus) April 6, 2022April 6, 2022
Garber said that they were able to use the natural flow of Jackson's face for the scenes where he appeared older than he is today.
Friend said that there was some nostalgia when creating his look for when he was younger.
The six-episode series tells the story of a man who, after temporarily regaining his memory, attempts to solve the death of his nephew.
If you haven't seen the official trailer for the new season, check it out below:
"The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey" is now streaming on Apple TV+. It adds to the growing list of shows and movies on Apple's streaming service. If you want to enjoy the series in the best quality possible, check out our list of the Best TVs for Apple TV 2022.
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