Don't Look Up's Hairstylist on Character Hair Inspiration
Micro Bangs, Mullets, and a Republican Bob: Every Out-of-This World Hairstyle in Don't Look Up
Timothée Chalamet, the Tender-Headed Talent
It's no secret that Chalamet doesn't play a major role in the film, but I appreciate the cameo nonetheless, especially considering it involves him in a mullet. The unexpected source of inspiration: Don't Look Up's director of photography.
"It's so hard to make [Chalamet's] hair look different," Dehaney said. "I kept looking at [our DP] and thinking about how it'd be kind of fun to have some long hair [on him]." And so the internet's most polarizing mullet was born.
Although Chalamet had some of his own ideas for Yule, Dehaney and Ward went with the long brunette mullet courtesy of wavy extensions. Chalamet, Dehaney said, liked them, but the look ultimately proved one thing: he's very tender-headed. "He's a person that can't keep his hands out of his hair," she said of the actor's habit, one that, for continuity's sake, can be a hairstylist's nightmare on set. It looks like Denis Villeneuve was right, to direct Timmy is to direct his hair.