Colin Farrell’s double chin stuns on set of ‘The Penguin’
Colin Farrell was cruising the streets of Manhattan on Monday morning — but commuters didn’t realize they were seeing one of Hollywood’s most famous swans.
The “Daredevil” star, 46, was clueless during the filming of the upcoming scene HBO Max Series “Penguin.”
The Irishman reprises his role as DC Comics supervillain Penguin, a part he first played in last year’s blockbuster film “The Batman.”
The Penguin, a Gotham City mobster also known as Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot, is one of Batman’s most enduring enemies, noted for his heavyset frame and receding hairline.
To transform into the bling baddie, Pharrell wears facial prosthetics that give him multiple chins and pockmarked skin.
The star’s signature bushy eyebrows and thick dark locks are also obscured by Hollywood cosmetics work.
Farrell first revealed he was starring in the new spinoff series last month, saying he was excited to get back into character and delve into the penguin’s evil psyche.
“It was all extraordinary work [makeup artists] Mike Marino and Mike Fontaine and his team, and I just thought it was the tip of the iceberg, excuse the pun, that we were going to do six or seven scenes in the movie. I was grateful for them, but I wanted more,” he explained diversity
“Honest to God, every idea I had about an extended series had to do with Mike Marino’s work,” the actor said, emphasizing the cosmetics king. “I knew it had a lot to do with it — increase it, decrease it. He’s just such a genius, Mike, so it was his work that was really the inspiration.”
Plot details for “The Penguin” have yet to be revealed, but the limited series is expected to continue shooting for the next several months.
However, Pharrell is expected to take a quick break from filming this coming weekend to attend Sunday’s Academy Awards in LA.
The heartthrob is nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Banshees of Inshirin,” a performance that won him widespread acclaim.
However, the actor faces stiff competition from fellow nominees Brendan Fraser (“The Whale”), Austin Butler (“Elvis”), Paul Mescale (“Afterson”) and Bill Nighy (“Living”).