'Theory of Everything': transforming Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones into Stephen and Jane Hawking
Check out exclusive behind-the-scenes pics of the film's makeup process
"[Eddie Redmayne's] proportions were very similar to Stephen Hawking," says Jan Sewell, "Theory of Everything" makeup designer. "He has a very generous mouth. And Eddie worked very hard to lose weight, which revealed his cheekbones." Yet, that didn’t mean Sewell could slack off with a one-prosthetic-fits-all approach. Early on, Sewell convinced director James Marsh to do a series of tests to determine to what degree they would "transform" their leading man. "I didn’t know how far they wanted me to go, if they wanted him to look like Hawking or be the essence of the man."