Kaela Dobson Talks About Working With Marvel & Wu-Tang: An American Saga

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Wu-Tang Clan ain’t nothin to F**k With and Neither is Kaela Dobson when it comes to the business of Make-up in Hollywood! Link to The Full interview below. Photos are courtesy of @kaeladobson

Wu-Tang Clan and Geek Culture are intertwined. So when we had the opportunity to interview the person behind the scenes of Wu-Tang Clan: An American Saga, we jumped at the chance. The show has some great acting and also takes you in time to the beginning of the group, but does it in such an authentic way thanks to Kaela Dobson.

Geek Impulse: What was it like working on Luke Cage and Iron Fist?

Kaela Dobson: Working with Marvel was such a fun experience. The fact that there are so many fans already, which was something that was new to me. It also gave us a high standard to live up to. You can’t just go in and create these characters and do your own thing, you have so much that we need to reference and you are under a lot of pressure on really delivering with these shows. Marvel and Netflix really came up with something great and did well with the casting. All the actors were amazing. I became really good friends with Finn Jones. A lot of his fans follow me on Instagram for behind-the-scenes content.

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Makeup Department Head Kaela Dobson airbrushing Dave East (Method Man) for Wu-Tang: An American Saga.

GI: What were some of the challenges you faced creating the iconic look of Wu-Tang Clan from the ’90s?

KD: I didn’t have a lot of time to prep for this show. Which is kind of how it is with production nowadays. That’s why you just have to hit the ground running. I thought, Its a bunch of guys, there isn’t much to do in the way of make-up. Wow, was I wrong! The…..

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