Why Is Grey’s Anatomy Star Camilla Luddington’s Face Covered in Fluorescent Paint? (PHOTO)
One look at Camilla Luddington (Jo Wilson) in the selfie here, and you might think that the Grey's Anatomystar is an alien from the Avatar world of Pandora. But she's glowing blue for another reason entirely. Read on for details!
Turns out, Camilla had her face sprayed with reflective paint to once again step into the boots of Lara Croft for Rise of the Tomb Raider, the sequel to 2013 smash-hit video game Tomb Raider.
As the 30-year-old Brit explains, each fleck of paint is picked up by special cameras, so that her facial expressions are perfectly translated onto her digital alter-ego as she acts out each scene. It's a cutting-edge technology provided by the company Mova.
"#TombRaider fans," she tweets, "this is #Mova, florescent paint that is sprayed all over my face [to] give 7,000 points of [reference]! … Normal [motion capture] 'dots' marked on a face are only 90 points [of] ref... This means a much more realistic capture. Also, fun fact: You can only see the paint in a black light."
The first game earned Camilla a 2013 VGX nomination for Best Voice Actress, and we have a feeling she's a shoo-in for the same award when the follow-up installment is released in late 2015!
Grey's Anatomy Season 11 premieres Thursday, September 25, at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.