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Tuesday 5 May 2015

Winstead: No make-up was liberating

Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars in The Thing
Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars in The Thing

Mary Elizabeth Winstead has revealed she found it refreshing to go make-up free for her role in The Thing.

The Scott Pilgrim Vs The World actress stars as scientist Kate Lloyd in the horror movie, which is a prequel to John Carpenter's famous 1982 film.

But speaking at the film's world premiere in Los Angeles, Winstead explained her character was a far cry from the stereotypical horror movie heroine.

"I'm in a parka, completely covered, the whole movie, there's no shower scene, there's no make-up, not a shred of make-up," she laughed.

"It was really liberating for me to get to play a character who's not supposed to look pretty all the time."

She added: "I would love to play characters like that more often, because I think the less pressure we can put on women to look perfect all the time, the better."

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