16.02.2010

Green contact lenses and makeup leave Depp "almost unrecognisable"

Green contact lenses and makeup leave Depp "almost unrecognisable"

By Emily Tait

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp is "almost unrecognisable" in the green contact lenses and makeup he dons for his latest role, according to the Daily Telegraph.

In addition to the coloured contact lenses, the Willy Wonka and Edward Scissorhands star wears white makeup and red rouge to play the Mad Hatter in Tim Burton"s big screen adaptation of Lewis Carroll"s Alice in Wonderland.

This is not the first time that Depp has used contact lenses to alter his eye colour for a part. He donned lilac contact lenses to play Willy Wonka is the film version of Roald Dahl"s children"s book.

Alice in Wonderland also stars Mia Wasikowska as Alice along with other big names including Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Michael Sheen, Helena Bonham Carter and Alan Rickman.

It is scheduled to hit cinemas next month; however recent reports have suggested that some screens may boycott it due to Disney"s plans to release the film on DVD just 12 weeks after its big screen premiere.

by Emily Tait


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