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‘Too Skinny’ – Hollywood Life


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Picture Credit score: New Line Cinema/Courtesy Everett Assortment

Beyonce perfected the position of Foxxy Cleopatra in one of many highest grossing movies of 2002, Austin Powers in Goldmember. However the singer, 40, was apparently shocked by a picture of herself within the film’s poster that she didn’t discover to be correct. And she or he demanded a change. “She says, ‘You made me too skinny. It’s not me,’” make-up artist Kate Biscoe informed Vulture in a brand new interview to mark the enduring Mike Meyers comedy’s twentieth anniversary“Then she did this hourglass form. And he stated, ‘Okay, we’ll repair that.’” 

Beyonce in a nonetheless shot for 2002 comedy ‘Austin Powers 3’ (New Line Cinema/Courtesy Everett Assortment)

Kate then admitted that producers had been completely happy to oblige. “She walked away to go do the scene, and I checked out him and smiled, like, ‘Is that the primary time that you just’ve ever had an actress ask to make her physique greater?’ He was like, ‘Sure. It’s going to price me hundreds of {dollars}, however I’m going to do it.’”

Beyonce reportedly regarded to her mother Tina Lawson for inspiration on Foxxy’s iconic look. “My mother liked Pam Grier,” she informed the BBC again in 2002, through Vulture. “She liked Cunning Brown. I acquired an opportunity to fulfill her once I was 15 on the Supply Awards. Earlier than the film, I watched each certainly one of her movies I might discover. On the studying with Mike, I wouldn’t discuss until I used to be speaking like her. She helped me tremendously. She’s who I based mostly all the pieces on.”

Austin Powers Poster
‘Austin Powers in Goldmember’ poster (New Line Cinema/Courtesy Everett Assortment)

Surprisingly, the “Lemonade” singer was visibly nervous as she arrived for the massive manufacturing. “When she confirmed up, all people was in awe,” stunt coordinator Jack Gill informed the journal.  “Everyone was going, ‘Oh my God, this lady is so stunning.’ She comes dressed on this ’70s look, after which when she went to do the primary scenes, she was nice at it, however you might see that performing was not her first forte. She was a little bit nervous with it.’”

Beyonce admitted to having nervousness.  “I used to be very nervous,” she informed the BBC in 2002. “I didn’t actually know what I used to be doing. I used to be simply grateful to get the chance … I felt prefer it was a brand new chapter of my life, a brand new solution to develop as an artist.”



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