For those of you who worried that trim ginger Damian Lewis was going to have to go Full Charlize and eat night macaroni in order to convincingly play the role of Rob Ford, you can relax. According to Vulture, “the tiny-mouthed Englishman” (eyeballs emoji) is relying on prosthetics to create the corpulent figure of Toronto’s former crackhead mayor. The Daily Mail has pictures from the Toronto set of Run This Town and I’m not gonna sugarcoat it, they are terrifying.
Here’s Damian as Rob Ford.
Be the Damian Lewis halfway dressed to play Rob Ford you wish to see in the world pic.twitter.com/QVfJZezsxt
— Gabriella Paiella (@GMPaiella) April 24, 2018
First I saw Fat Bastard, then I saw Sloth, then I kind of saw Rob Ford! This is just the head part. He also has a fat suit (worn underneath a literal suit) which you can see in the Mail pics. It’s so crazy that Damian Lewis ended up playing the role Chris Farley (RIP) was born to play. Daily Mail says:
Lewis said the process takes an entire afternoon and involves ‘getting his face and head completely covered in silicon strips, breathing through a small hole near the nose’.
Sounds awful. I think I’d prefer the night macaroni method.