March 6, 2023 | 13:11
The star’s characteristic bushy eyebrows and thick dark locks were blurred by the work of Hollywood cosmetics.
Colin Farrell hit the streets of Manhattan on Monday morning – but commuters didn’t realize they were seeing one of Hollywood’s hottest hunks.
The “Daredevil” star, 46, was unrecognizable while filming scenes for the upcoming HBO Max series “The Penguin.”
The Irishman reprises his role as DC Comics supervillain Penguin, a role he first played in last year’s blockbuster “The Batman.”
Penguin, a Gotham City mobster also known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is one of Batman’s most enduring enemies, famous for his heavy frame and receding hairline.
To transform into the bulging villain, Farrell wears facial prostheses that gave him multiple chins and blotchy skin.
The star’s characteristic bushy eyebrows and thick dark locks are also blurred by the work of Hollywood cosmetics.
Farrell first revealed he was starring in the new spinoff series last month, saying he was excited to get back into character and delve into Penguin’s evil psyche.
“There was all this extraordinary work done by (makeup artists) Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine and his team, and I just thought it was the tip of the iceberg, excuse the pun, that we had to do the six or seven scenes that we did in the movie. I was grateful for them, but I wanted more,” he told Variety.
“Honest to God, every thought I had about an extended series had to do with Mike Marino’s work,” the actor said, cooing over the cosmetics king. “I just knew there was so much to do with it — age it up, age it down. He’s just such a genius, Mike, so it was his work that was really the inspiration.”
Plot details for “The Penguin” have yet to be revealed, but the limited series is expected to continue filming for the next several months.
However, Farrell is expected to take a quick break from filming this coming weekend to attend Sunday’s Oscars in LA.
The heartthrob is nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Banshees of Inisherin”, a performance that has won him wide acclaim.
However, the actor faces stiff competition from fellow nominees Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”), Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Paul Mescal (“Aftersun”) and Bill Nighy (“Living”).