The delightful Bruce Grayson has big plans for Oscar night: working it hardcore behind the scenes as the Academy Awards's makeup department head. We quizzed the Olay ambassador and professional makeup artist on concerns of the stars, red carpet essentials, and how he gets male actors to say yes to cosmetics.
Real Beauty: So, what does being the Oscars's chief makeup guy entail?
Bruce Grayson: Besides the stars you think of on the red carpet, we have production numbers, singers, and dancers who all need tending to. In the past, I've worked with as many as a team of twenty and as few as six-it's always a team effort. You have someone in the VIP green room doing makeup and an artist on either side of the stage. At the awards, there's not a place you can go where you won't find a makeup artist.
RB: So when Anne Hathaway hosted and you had all those singers and dancers…that must've been a lot of work!
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