"It was totally inclusive all the way. Mike Newell, the producers, make-up designers, the shaved head, the weird sort of translucent skin. We wanted it to be very simple, we played around with a very simple gown, and then the question of the nose came up. There was one picture, I think, without a nose… I wasn’t sure about it. Cause it was about reducing the nose, it had to be digital, it wasn’t about wearing a prosthesis. It was one of the areas as an actor where you’re like 'My face! My face! What are they going to do to it?!' And you can’t, you’re not going to be there. With prosthetics you can sort of be part of it and physically know it and live with it on your face, look at it in the mirror. But anyway, I was bit neurotic, I think about whether it would work or not, but when I saw it I was very happy with it."
[on whether it was difficult to act behind the makeup] "No, not at all, it was my own scalp with no hair, some pieces here (touches forehead) to take out the eyebrows, some horrible teeth I put in…and the rest was just paint. They made me very pale, and they made these brilliant transfers which they'd just sponge on everyday."
Source: Inside the Actor's Studio on Bravo TV