Hot and Fugly
Alex Pettyfer in Beastly
Burberry model-turned-actor Alex Pettyfer finds himself cursed without hair and covered in tattoos after he runs afoul of his prep school’s resident witch (Mary-Kate Olsen) in Beastly, which hits theaters this weekend. The modern telling of the classic Beauty and the Beast has Pettyfer’s character seeking love in order to break the witch’s spell—enter High School Musical’s Vanessa Hudgens. For his transformation from beautiful 20 year old to ghastly onscreen outsider, Pettyfer shaved his head and underwent a daily six-hour uglification process. “Four and a half hours to put on the prosthetics, and one and a half to take them off,” he told Teen Vogue. “We basically came up with this concept that everything that he thought was ugly on a person would come out in him,” Pettyfer added to About.com, noting his character’s disgust early on in the film about a peer’s face tattoo.