Emma Stone

Facing the competition: The makeup of 'I, Tonya' and 'Battle of the Sexes'

Facing the competition: The makeup of 'I, Tonya' and 'Battle of the Sexes'

For actresses Margot Robbie and Emma Stone, playing athletes Tonya Harding and Billie Jean King, respectively, meant sweat, sports lessons and hours in the makeup chair.

As the makeup department head for “I ,Tonya,” Deborah La Mia Denaver strove to capture the essence of Olympic figure skater Tonya Harding, without crafting a carbon copy of her features.

“I always felt that there was a lot of stress in Tonya’s face and I tried to duplicate that on Margot,” said Denaver.

To counteract the naturally “smiley” quality of Robbie’s features, Denaver pulled down the corners of the actress’ eyes with dabs of eyelash adhesive, and the corners of her mouth with dark shading....

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