Benicio del Toro, who plays the titular monster in February's big-screen version of 'The Wolfman,' spent up to five hours a day in makeup for the character, says co-star Emily Blunt. Being the Wolfman isn't easy work.
Benicio del Toro, who plays the titular monster in February's big-screen version of 'The Wolfman,' spent up to five hours a day in makeup for the character, says co-star Emily Blunt.
"He had a tough time in that Wolfman suit," Blunt told Moviefone at Thursday's premiere of her new drama, 'The Young Victoria,' in Hollywood. "That's like five hours of prosthetics. He was alright. He would sit and watch movies. He was alright."
Blunt, who plays Del Toro's love interest Gwen Conliffe, explains, "I would come in and entertain him when he was 2 1/2 hours in. I think it is tough. There was one day where he was like, 'I feel like I am being buried today.' I was like, 'You have to stay calm, you have to stay real calm.'"
She adds, "Oh, it was the best. Benicio is so bonkers, but in the best way. He is really fun and goofy, and I'm sure I drove him insane. I teased him all the time."
Posters for Universal's 'Wolfman' were released this week and show a hairy, imposing figure on a dark background. It also co-stars Anthony Hopkins and Hugo Weaving.
Blunt, who stars as Queen Victoria in 'Young Victoria,' has a busy 2010, appearing opposite Matt Damon in the upcoming 'The Adjustment Bureau' and has the fantasy tale 'Gulliver's Travels,' with Jack Black, next year.
"That was fun, that was just a really fun movie," she says of 'Gulliver.' "I think it will be great. Jack Black is [wonderful] to work with. It should be fun."
'The Young Victoria' hits U.S. theaters in limited release Dec. 18.