BEHIND THE SCENES
7de Laan’s head of hair and makeup Theola Booyens says that one of the biggest challenges of turning Hennie into Henriëtta “was to hide his Adam’s apple. We had to use shading techniques and apply a few different types of foundation”.
For the make-up, they used neutral colours and mascara, “But for the lips we went with bright pink lipstick so that he doesn’t appear too pale.” Henriëtta is Matrone’s cousin, so he wears her clothes and a strawberry blond wig. “Hennie is tall and we were worried that the clothes wouldn’t fit his body. But in the end we managed to get him to look like a woman,” says Theola.