Austin Butler has shared an unconventional aspect of his experience on the set of Dune: Part Two as he disclosed that the absence of eyebrows for his character in the film was not just a stylistic choice but a liberating one.
The actor, 32, who plays the treacherous Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in the upcoming movie, appeared on Thursday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about the hotly-anticipated sequel alongside his costars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Florence Pugh,
Kimmel inquired about Butler's character's appearance, posing the question at the age of 56, “Austin, did you miss your eyebrows making this movie?”
Butler replied, “It was so liberating not having eyebrows," adding, “You don’t realize how much they weigh you down.”
He added with quipped, “I was just streamlined."
“Did you shave the eyebrows?,” Kimmel then asked him.
“I was going to a job right after and with this director named Jeff Nichols,” the Elvis star explained.
He said, “And Jeff said, ‘They can afford to make you bald cap but we can’t really make you hair. So can you just get a bald cap?' So that’s what I did.”
Kimmel questioned, “So the bald cap came down right here to your eyes?"
"We had the most amazing hair and makeup team and they sculpted,” responded Butler.
Regarding the time required for The Bikriders star to don the bald cap and retain his eyebrows for his upcoming film, Butler disclosed, “It was three hours a day and that was when they brought it down,” adding, “about five hours.”
Kimmel joked, “Wow! I would have just glued on a couple of eyebrows,” adding, “One big Eugene Levy style eyebrow, like Bird from Sesame Street.”
“So what you’re saying is you made a sacrifice for this film and it would be nice if people went and saw it,” Kimmel pressed on, and Butler responded, “That’s exactly what.”
For the unversed, Dune: Part Two resumes the storyline from the initial Dune movie and adapts approximately the latter half of Frank Herbert's sci-fi novel with the same title.