Beyonce asked to look curvier on the poster for Austin Powers In Goldmember

‘It’s not me!’: Beyonce thought she looked ‘too skinny’ on Austin Powers In Goldmember poster so the marketing team altered her figure to the cost of thousands during the release of the 2002 film, reveals the movie’s makeup artist

  • Beyonce did not want her curves taken away for Austin Powers In Goldmember
  • The siren thought she looked too slight on the one sheet for the 2002 film 
  • So the marketing team altered her shape, making her curvier for poster 
  • ‘When we were shooting, someone brought her a poster that would be promoting the movie,’ the film’s makeup artist said  
  • That is when the singer said that the team made her too skinny
  • So the marketing team spent thousands of dollars to alter the poster 

Beyonce did not want her curves taken away when appearing on the poster for Austin Powers In Goldmember.

The 40-year-old siren thought she looked too slight on the one sheet for the 2002 film so she asked the marketing team to make her character Foxxy Cleopatra look less skinny, according to movie’s makeup artist Kate Biscoe.

That caused the team to spend thousands of dollars to redo all the posters for the crooner, who was only 19-years-old when the film was made. 

Just right: Beyonce did not want her curves taken away when appearing on the poster for her 2002 film Austin Powers In Goldmember. The siren asked the marketing team to make her character Foxxy Cleopatra look less skinny, according to movie’s makeup artist Kate Biscoe

The makeup artist’s statements were shared during the 20 year anniversary oral history celebration for the film, according to Vulture.

The film also starred Mike Myers, Michael York, Robert Wagner and Michael Caine. 

Though Beyonce was very slender at the time, the marketing team decided to make her even more slender, which did not sit well with the up-and-coming actress.  

‘When we were shooting, someone brought her a poster that would be promoting the movie,’ Biscoe said. 

Skinny gal: Though Beyonce was very slender at the time, the marketing team decided to make her even more slender, which did not sit well with the up-and-coming actress. Seen with Myers

Skinny gal: Though Beyonce was very slender at the time, the marketing team decided to make her even more slender, which did not sit well with the up-and-coming actress. Seen with Myers

No way: 'When we were shooting, someone brought her a poster that would be promoting the movie,' makeup artist Katie Biscoe said. 'He showed it to her, like, "Do you like it?" And she was kind of like, "Yeah."' Then he changed it

No way: ‘When we were shooting, someone brought her a poster that would be promoting the movie,’ makeup artist Katie Biscoe said. ‘He showed it to her, like, “Do you like it?” And she was kind of like, “Yeah.”‘ Then he changed it

‘He showed it to her, like, “Do you like it?” And she was kind of like, “Yeah.”‘

She added, ‘He goes, “What’s the matter?” And she says, “You made me too skinny. It’s not me.” Then she did this hourglass shape. And he said, “Okay, we’ll fix that.”‘

Briscoe then shared, ‘She walked away to go do the scene, and I looked at him and smiled, like, “Is that the first time that you’ve ever had an actress ask to make her body bigger?” 

‘He was like, “Yes. It’s going to cost me thousands of dollars, but I am going to do it.”‘

Slim is in: Beyonce had tried to look her very thinnest for the starring role, according to Goldmember producer John Lyons. Seen with Myers in 2002

Slim is in: Beyonce had tried to look her very thinnest for the starring role, according to Goldmember producer John Lyons. Seen with Myers in 2002

Beyonce had tried to look her very thinnest for the starring role, according to Goldmember producer John Lyons.

Thin here too: She posed in this biker chic look for Movieline to promote Austin Powers In Goldmember

Thin here too: She posed in this biker chic look for Movieline to promote Austin Powers In Goldmember

He said the songbird went on a 1,200-calorie-per-day diet to star as stunner Foxxy.

‘Beyoncé’s team was keenly aware of the expectations that both the music business and Hollywood frequently have for how young, beautiful women should look and were smart about making those ideas work to their ends,’ Lyons added.

Beyonce’s hairstylist Candy Walken also shared her take on newcomer Bey. 

When she walked onto the set to shoot for the very first time, Walken was floored.

‘We all just stood there and our mouths dropped open,’ she said. 

‘She became this incredible light. She was 19 years old and had such command of that stage when she stepped onto it. None of us really knew why they had chosen her for this character, and then we understood.’

Still slim: Still slender when seen in 2019 at The Lion King premiere in London

Still slim: Still slender when seen in 2019 at The Lion King premiere in London

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