Unlike many, I was willing to give actor Joseph Fiennes a chance to play the late great Michael Jackson. Acting is a form of art and imagination, and no artist should be constricted of a role because of the color of their skin. I was curious to see how things would turn out with this white man playing a Black man. Sadly, makeup-wise they dropped the ball.
A fifty-second trailer was released for the thirty-minute “Elizabeth, Michael & Marlon” episode on the British TV show Urban Myths, and Fiennes looks scary AF!
We got a brief glimpse at the Risen actors portrayal of the King of Pop and he looks like Voldermort’s younger brother. Whose mans is this? We all know the late Michael Jackson had many nose operations throughout his life, and recreating can be tricky. Not to discredit Joseph Fiennes, we don’t actually know yet how well his performance is, but visually this is an L.
His makeup is downright awful. It’s lazy, disgusting, and visually scary. What makeup team thought this was a good job? What director would sign off on this? The show is a comedy so it isn’t supposed to be taken too seriously, but they didn’t have to do MJ like this. Do better Urban Myths.
Twitter, of course, is not holding back their tongue on the cringeworthy makeup job.
Me after seeing #JosephFiennes as Michael Jackson pic.twitter.com/t8FOdHClh7
— Tammy Tam (@nubiansweet) January 11, 2017
That looks like Lord Voldemort, NOT Michael Jackson. A mess. https://t.co/TpfBZn1dlm
— (@buIIetproofsouI) January 10, 2017
I woke up feeling like it’s going to be a beautiful day and then I remembered this is someone’s idea of Michael Jackson: pic.twitter.com/sG8oxEUfs0
— Soledad O’Brien (@soledadobrien) January 11, 2017
Scary Movie 4 had a better MJ than this Michael Jackson Movie pic.twitter.com/VCblMuORp0
— Mother of Dragging (@Queensleyy) January 11, 2017
Joseph Fiennes Michael Jackson looks like the last thing you see before the Rapture.
An assault on the eyes. pic.twitter.com/kbUiGfsMNI
— Jay Dav-O (@ChocnessMonsta) January 11, 2017
hahaha he looks like he just saw a picture of himself playing michael jackson https://t.co/sZUo7pMpRj
— Kyle Harris (@heykyleharris) January 11, 2017