Madelaine Petsch on Prefilming Beauty Rituals
For Petsch, becoming Cheryl Blossom starts with doing her makeup surrounded by her costars. "I do my own makeup on set," she said. "I've got a makeup artist who is fantastic, but that's how I get into the character." She described how she sits with Morgan and Camila Mendes before they begin filming, playing what she calls "Zen music" in the background. "It's very peaceful," she added.
Petsch said she has been doing her own makeup on set for the most recent 11 episodes she has filmed. She worked red and blue eyeliners into her character's otherwise neutral wheelhouse of makeup hues. "For the most part, I find it a really fun, regular, creative way to express myself on set," she said.