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Long-Distance Wig Fitting Was Essential
Understatement of the year: filming during a pandemic isn't easy. Many actors were unable to get to set while the hair, makeup, and costume departments were developing the cast's looks, so some wigs had to be sized and fitted from a distance. Cate Blanchett, who plays morning talk show host Brie Evantee, was in London up until shooting began in Boston, so she brought her own wig from home. Rob Morgan, who plays Dr. Clayton "Teddy" Oglethorpe, had a limited amount of time on set, too.
"I actually had to have a person on another show in Georgia to try different wigs on [Morgan] for me because he couldn't come to us," Dehaney said. "We tried probably four other wigs on [Morgan], some that were a little bit natural and then we just kind of liked the tighter look on him." Like DiCaprio's Dr. Mindy, Dr. Oglethorpe also goes through a small grooming transformation as the movie goes on.