Emily Browning shares prosthetics horror story

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Aussie actress Emily Browning has opened up about an on-set prosthetics horror story, which took place during the filming of American Gods. Photo: Build Series Sydney

Emily Browning has opened up about an on-set prosthetics horror story which took place during the filming of her hit Amazon Prime show American Gods.

The Aussie actress made the candid admission in an interview with Build Series Sydney, where she detailed the grim reality of playing a member of the undead.

“For the first week of filming [I had prosthetics] five days in a row and quickly realised we can’t ever do that because I was covered in this horrible rash that’s like really aggressive on your skin,” she told Build Series Sydney. 

However, it wasn’t just the reaction that proved difficult, with Emily having to endure before-dawn rises in order to apply the make-up needed to show her character’s y-incision autopsy scars.

“If we’re doing the full autopsy incision, it’s four hours to put that on and an hour on top of that for the regular make-up and if you see the arm scar it’s like another 45 minutes,” she said.

Emily had to endure before-dawn rises in order to apply the make-up needed to show her character’s y-incision autopsy scars. Photo: Amazon Prime

“So it’s like in the chair at 4:30 in the morning and like glue, and then you take it off at the end of every day.”

However, Emily’s woes were largely avoided in the series’ second season when her character – Laura Moon – wore a jacket for most of her scenes in a specific bid to hide her prosthetics.

“So the first season was very different from the second in that sense because there was a lot of that – and then the second I was like, ‘Give me my jacket’,” she said.

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