How Dr. Death’s hairstylist channeled Dawson’s Creek to style Joshua Jackson
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In Peacock’s new limited series, Dr Mort, Joshua Jackson plays former neurosurgeon Christopher Duntsch, who has permanently injured and killed people in multiple surgeries in Texas hospitals. It’s a very creepy departure from her role as Pacey Witter, the romantic teenager most millennials have grown to love watching. Dawson Creek in the late ’90s, but the show’s hair department chief still managed to take inspiration from the’ 90s teen classic while styling Jackson for the current show.
“For [Jackson]”We wanted to play in the mullet hockey of the late ’80s and early’ 90s,” head of the hairdressing department, Cynthia Vanis, told POPSUGAR. “I asked wigmaker Jennifer Renée Mullins to make her a hairpiece, which I then cut and colored. We moved her hair forward, bringing her hairline back to [his] Dawson Creek days.”
While filming, Vanis was tasked with making Jackson and other younger characters appear onscreen through the hairstyle. She delivered by employing a few tricks to make her hair look fuller.
“I played around with its natural wavy texture, diffusing it with my Dyson hair dryer and using a small flat iron to wave in the hairpiece, which always helps make the hair look fuller and younger,” Vanis said. “As we also had to age it, the great amount of time made it an evolution of the hair, which helped to have a place to go. “
As for aging him throughout the series, Vanis has relied on a temporary silver hair color. “I used the Reuzel Hard Hold Gel and painted her temples with a silver permanent marker,” she said.
To take a look at Jackson’s subtle transformation, you can watch all eight episodes of Dr Mort on Stan now.