How Ewan McGregor “Completely” Transformed For Netflix’s Halston

In fact, McGregor was the only actor that Minahan shared his research materials with. News. "The first time he came to set, the hair on the back of my neck stood up because he completely embodied the character," Minahan gushed.ATSUSHI NISHIJIMA/NETFLIXEven Indiana-born Halston's "imitation" voice was perfectly pegged by McGregor. He even worked with San Juan in the costume department to actually drape and construct garments in scenes. "I was not only designing [McGregor] as a character but on some level I was advising with him on design," San Juan exclusively told E! News, fans can further understand just how much the cast and crew dove into the world of '70s glam to capture Halston's seemingly effortless ensembles. photosAll the Fashion Secrets Behind Netflix's HalstonDirector and executive producer Daniel Minahan knew McGregor was the right actor for the role. Thanks to a new featurette, exclusive to E! "I think he would have been really happy that we were telling his story." By Samantha Bergeson May 17, 2021 6:00 PMTagsFashionTVEwan McGregorExclusivesRyan MurphyNetflixWatch: BRIT Awards Fashion: Taylor Swift, Harry Styles & Billy PorterNo one is born a star.  
"For those people who don't know who Halston was, he was as famous as you could be in his day," McGregor explained of his character. "I felt like I really got close to him in a strange way," McGregor concluded. "He was leading the American fashion world, and he became a brand."
The secret to embodying Halston started with the wardrobe, as styled by costume designer Jeriana San Juan. "He had this incredible accent that he invented almost," McGregor explained. Fashion designer Halston, née Roy Halston Frowick, had to work hard to become an icon, and Ewan McGregor was tasked to transform into the legendary tortured artist for Ryan Murphy's Halston. class=”article-detail__title article-detail__title–speakable”>How Ewan McGregor "Completely" Transformed For Netflix's HalstonThe Netflix short film Becoming Halston gives fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the making of Ryan Murphy's Halston, which premiered May 14.