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Jada Pinkett-Smith Shares Five-Hour Make-Up Transformation For New Matrix Film

Tom Wood

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Jada Pinkett-Smith Shares Five-Hour Make-Up Transformation For New Matrix Film

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Jada Pinkett-Smith has shared the hard work and effort that went into her remarkable transformation into her character Niobe for The Matrix Resurrections. You can check out her slightly bizarre video below:


Pinkett-Smith previously took on the role in Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions, and the 50-year-old actor really had to get up early in the morning to get into character before a day of filming.

She shared the video on her Instagram account in time-lapse format, because in truth it takes five hours to complete her make-up and prosthetics.

She also included some of the film’s trademark green patterns over the top of it, just in case you were wondering what film it was for.

“The 5 hour transformation from Jada to the one and only Niobe in Matrix Resurrections @thematrixmovie,” she wrote.

During the short video, Jada delivered a slightly unnerving monologue in which she explained – sort of – what it was like for her to get back into the role.

She said: “It’s so easy to forget how much noise the Matrix pumps into your head.

“Something else makes the same kind of noise… War.”

Credit: Instagram/Jada Pinkett-Smith
Credit: Instagram/Jada Pinkett-Smith

The film came out last week, and so far it’s had mixed reviews, but many are just pleased to see Neo and Trinity – played once again by Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss – back again.

After all, it’s been ages since there was a Matrix film.

Laurence Fishburne hasn’t returned as Morpheus, but there are a couple of new additions.

Well, that’s not exactly true, as Fishburne’s Morpheus does appear through the use of archive footage from previous films, but that’s neither here nor there.

Fishburne’s role has been taken over by Yahya Abdul Mateen II, as well as Neil Patrick Harris taking on The Analyst, and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas playing Sati.

Unfortunately, there’s no comeback for Hugo Weaving, who played the creepy Agent Smith, but we could have guessed that from how the previous film in the series played out.

Credit: Instagram/Jada Pinkett-Smith
Credit: Instagram/Jada Pinkett-Smith

The synopsis for the movie reads: “Return to a world of two realities: one, everyday life; the other, what lies behind it.

“To find out if his reality is a construct, to truly know himself, Mr. Anderson will have to choose to follow the white rabbit once more.”

If you want to catch the movie for yourself and see what all the fuss is about, The Matrix Resurrections is in cinemas now.

Topics: US News, The Matrix, Celebrity, TV and Film

Tom Wood
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