“Joe was such a saint,” Johnson tells me. “He was in a chair for three hours every morning. That meant even for early mornings he was there three hours before anyone else.”
To make matters worse, Gordon-Levitt wasn’t allowed to eat much.
“He only could drink these protein shakes during the day because oil from food would mess up his makeup,” Johnson said, adding with a laugh, “He was tired, hungry and uncomfortable during the entire shoot. But he was a real trooper. I was very impressed.”
Rian Johnson on Joe’s make-up procedure for Looper [x]