Butler plays villain Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in the upcoming sequel
The actor, 32, who plays the treacherous Feyd-Rautha Harkonnen in the upcoming movie, appeared on Thursday’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! to talk about the hotly-anticipated sequel alongside his costars Timothée Chalamet, Zendaya, and Florence Pugh,
“Austin, did you miss your eyebrows making this movie?,” Kimmel, 56, asked in reference to Butler's character's look.
“It was so liberating not having eyebrows," Butler replied. “You don’t realize how much they weigh you down,” he added with a laugh. “I was just streamlined."
“Did you shave the eyebrows?,” Kimmel then asked the star.
“I was going to a job right after and with this director named Jeff Nichols,” Butler explained. “And Jeff said, ‘They can afford to make you bald cap but we can’t really make you hair. So can you just get a bald cap?' So that’s what I did.”
“So the bald cap came down right here to your eyes?" questioned Kimmel.
"We had the most amazing hair and makeup team and they sculpted,” responded Butler.
As for how many hours it took for the Elvis star to get into the bald cap so he could keep his eyebrows for his next movie, Butler revealed, “It was three hours a day and that was when they brought it down,” adding that it was “about five hours.”
“Wow! I would have just glued on a couple of eyebrows,” Kimmel joked. “One big Eugene Levy style eyebrow, like Bird from Sesame Street.”
“So what you’re saying is you made a sacrifice for this film and it would be nice if people went and saw it,” Kimmel continued, to which Butler replied, “That’s exactly what.”
Meanwhile, during appearance on the latest episode of Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast on Thursday, Butler revealed that he drew inspiration from “animals, like a snake and a shark" as he worked on his performance for the film. He also teased that his character, who is a member of the family that killed Paul's father in the first installment, is “ugly and bold" at a screening and panel for his new Apple TV+ miniseries Masters of the Air last month.
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Dune: Part Two picks up where the first Dune film left off and is based on roughly the second half of Frank Herbert's science fiction novel of the same name.
According to the film's official synopsis, the movie, which also stars Rebecca Ferguson and Josh Brolin, "will explore the mythic journey of Paul Atreides [Chalamet] as he unites with Chani [Zendaya] and the Fremen while on a warpath of revenge against the conspirators who destroyed his family. Facing a choice between the love of his life and the fate of the known universe, he endeavors to prevent a terrible future only he can foresee."
Dune: Part Two is in theaters March 1, 2024.
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