Zoe Hay is an award winning department head that currently works on This Is Us.
Featured Artists questions
Tell us a little bit about yourself, how you got in the industry, your favorite show that you've worked on, and any awards that you might have won.
I got started on my journey when I first arrived to the US at 16, I attended the University Of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music as a Makeup Major. I studied for four years earning my bachelors degree in Makeup Design. It was an intensive program covering all aspects of Makeup and Wig design. My professor Lenna Kaleva was truly as inspiring artist to watch and learn from. My current project “This Is Us” is one of the most challenging and rewarding shows I’ve ever worked on. “The Artist” was wonderful to be a part of recreating the silent era of Hollywood. I have received three Emmy Nominations, for “Glee”, “The people Vs. Oj Simpson” and “This Is Us, I won the Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild award and Narion Fashion week award for “ The People Vs. Oj Simpson"
What tips or tricks do you have to share about using out of kit?
My biggest tip is to commit!! I ‘m not shy about applying pressure on pieces and laying them down quickly, I keep a firm brush on hand to push edges down and I pre-paint them with fine detail to hasten the makeup process.
What was the first show you used out of kit on?
I first used the pieces on “The Free State Of Jones"
How do your actors like wearing out of kit vs traditional prosthetic’s.
My actors love wearing them, they go one so much faster and move more naturally with the skin.
What make up do you like to use on out of kit?
We mostly paint with alcohol-based makeups and with our beauty makeup either brush on silicone based foundation that are thinned down or airbrush over with them.
What piece would you like to see out of kit sell that we currently don't have?
There is such a huge range of products I have found anything yet.
What actor/actress would you like to work with that you haven’t?
Anthony Hopkins. I admire him and love how he transforms himself for his roles.