How Glenn Close transformed into 'Mamaw,' her 'Hillbilly Elegy' character

Yahoo Entertainment
2 months ago

Predictions are already running rampant that "Hillbilly Elegy" will net Oscar nomations for two of its lead stars, Glenn Close and Amy Adams.

And it's easy to see why - both actresses transform into their characters, Close undergoing perhaps the more significant physical change. 

"It started with me knowing that I didn't want to be distracted by my own face," Close told Yahoo Entertainment. 

"Hillbilly Elegy" is based on a memoir by J.D. Vance about his own family. Ron Howard said of adapting his book, "the reality is we had to tone our Mamw down a little bit ... we felt like ... if we went full mammo, no one would buy it."

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