Not solely are McCrea’s hair type and gown harking back to Bowie, the lightning bolt make-up round his eyes in his first scene with Stone seems to be a small homage to the late musician’s personal alter ego, Ziggy Stardust.
“I feel Nadia Stacey, the make-up designer, was clearly influenced. I feel in quite a lot of her reference photos, I am positive Bowie popped up fairly a bit,” McCrea informed Looper. “When it comes to the world we’re in, clearly we by no means talked about him, however I wish to imagine that possibly, on some degree, if he did not exist, Artie was on the identical kind of non secular journey. Possibly he went on to develop into one of many greatest rock stars of all time. We’ll by no means know.”
Paradoxically, McCrea, whose credit embody a job within the upcoming movie adaptation of the stage musical “Everyone’s Speaking About Jamie,” received to rock out in a musical style present scene in “Cruella.”
“Oh, that was my favourite factor to do by far. I cherished that,” McCrea stated. “I feel it is the closest I will ever come to feeling like a rock god.” And in case followers are questioning, that’s certainly McCrea’s singing voice you hear within the live performance scene in “Cruella,” which additionally contains Fry jamming on guitar. “Sure, that’s me, however I’m nonetheless doing my greatest Iggy Pop impression,” McCrea revealed to Looper. “It is not how I often sing, and it was actually nice to kind of discover a unique a part of my voice.”
Additionally starring Kirby Howell-Batiste and Mark Sturdy, “Cruella” is new in theaters and streaming on Disney+ with Premier Entry.