Did Meredith on The Office really shave her head or is it a cap?

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  • 8 years ago
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    Jeremy is lying....or his blah blah blah's nephew is wrong. Kate Flannery's, the sctress who plays Meredith on The Office,Twitter post:

    Kate Flannery ‏@KateFlannery

    Bald cap took 3 & 1/2 hours to get into it. I have new found respect for the actors in Planet of the Apes! #ILookLikeSigourneyWeaverInAliens


    Ed French is the artist who built the bald cap. He also did the last Star Treck movie. #GreatestBaldCapArtistEver #LooksSoReal


    Source(s): Kate Flannery's Twitter
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    4 years ago


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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I thought it was real at first too. Really amazing job.

    If you pause the show when they are in the conference room discussing the need for mayonnaise, they do a good close-up of Meredith. There are a few signs that her bald head is fake:

    1) There is some unusual wrinkling where the top of her ear meets her head. I suspect it's from a good amount of paste and makeup trying to conceal the cap on a tricky part of her head that flexes from muscle movements.

    2) At that same part of her ear, her scalp is slightly bulging out due to the cap and hidden hair. A portion of her ear that would normally be free-standing and unconnected looks connected and somewhat recessed.

    3) If you look above her ear on her head, you can notice a lumpy line running up her scalp.

    4) The back of her head is excessively oblong from the hair hidden beneath the cap.

    5) The smoothness of her facial skin becomes discolored and irregular about 3/4" above her eyebrows. This, I think, is the real magic of this makeup job. They blended the makeup so far down her head in order to conceal the transition and to avoid putting the transition at the point we would expect to find it.

    I also think the gray coloring they did to simulate shaven hair also makes this makeup job super convincing.

    I can't believe I spent this much time thinking about it.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Kate Flannery's twitter page (who plays Meredith) says that she did NOT shave her head. Claims it was the best bald cap in the biz.

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  • 8 years ago

    No, it is a cap. It was designed by Ed French, who also did the bald caps for the recent Star Trek movies. It took 3 and a half hours for her to get into it prior to shooting.

  • 8 years ago

    Kate Flannery (Meredith) said on twitter it was a cap.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Had to be real. No way to get those even shave lines with a cap.

  • 8 years ago

    It looks so real!!!! But I think it's a cap...later when she is putting mayo on, you can tell it looks fake :)

  • 8 years ago

    It looked too real to be a cap!

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