Actress Agnes Bruckner Discusses Playing Anna Nicole Smith
Actress Agnes Bruckner was faced with a big challenge when she was cast as Anna Nicole Smith in the new Lifetime movie
She had to go from a B-cup to a double-D. But she definitely didn't want to go under the knife like Anna Nicole did.
So, how did Bruckner get those curves?
They are prosthetic. She actually had makeup artists apply prosthetic breasts to her chest every morning, and it was quite a process.
She said, "The first day was a 3 a.m. call, and it took about four to four-and-a-half hours in the makeup chair."
INSIDE EDITION's Paul Boyd asked, "Where they uncomfortable to wear?"
She said, "No, they were quite comfortable."
The result was an uncannily natural appearance. Bruckner also had to lose her natural brunette hair.
She said, "I bleached my hair and we had pieces, we had wigs."
The movie documents Anna Nicole’s rise from an unknown Texas stripper to her transformation into the legendary playboy playmate.
It also depicts her notorious marriage to billionaire oil tycoon J. Howard Marshall, who was 62 years her senior. In the movie, he's played by Oscar-winner Martin Landau.
The movie doesn't shy away from the tragic episodes in her life that dogged Anna Nicole like the death of her 20-year-old son, Daniel.
One of the toughest scenes for Bruckner to play was Anna Nicole’s infamous clown face, in which she was videotaped eight-months pregnant, and apparently high on drugs.
She said, "Watching that video was so sad. I just wanted to reach out and shake her and help her."