How did you come to work on Baskets, FX’s new series starring Zach Galifinakis as a rodeo clown?
Our producer, Anna Dokoza, knew she needed someone who was comfortable doing clown makeup. She asked her production supervisor to look up the makeup department head on Childrens Hospital on Adult Swim, where Rob Corddry plays a doctor who is also a clown. That department head was me! She interviewed me and later that day offered me the job.
Whose makeup are you responsible for?
Of the main cast, I do Chip/Dale (Zach Galifianakis), Christine (Louie Anderson), Penelope (Sabina Sciubba) and then some of the other regular cast members as well, including Dale’s wife, Nicole (Ellen Williams).
What products were used for the clown makeups?
I used a lot of >> Pick up the Spring 2016 Issue to see Heather Mary Ford’s entire interview.
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