10/21/2013 09:41 am ET Updated Oct 21, 2013

Rosie Perez Jokes She Looked 'Busted' While Filming 'The Counselor'


Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" features some interesting looks from Brad Pitt (greasy hair, cowboy hat) and Javier Bardem (whatever is going on here), but co-star Rosie Perez still feels like she drew the short end of the straw.

Perez, who plays a prisoner in the film, says when she arrived on set, Scott requested that she remove all makeup and hair products.

"I look busted and disgusted," she reportedly told WENN (via Contact Music). According to Perez, Scott told the makeup artists to "put some dark circles under her eyes and make her look ugly." Countered Perez: "I go, 'Why? There's women who do their hair in prison!' But it was great for the character."

This isn't the first time Perez has been surprised by a director's hair and makeup request. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly about "Do The Right Thing" (the article is not yet online), Perez recalled how Spike Lee had the film's hairstylist cut her locks off, much to her chagrin. "I thought I was going to die. I go, 'What the f-ck are you doing?' He goes, 'Spike told me to give you the Salt-N-Pepa!' And I go, 'Are you kidding me? You don't cut a Puerto Rican's hair!'" she told the magazine. "So I say to Spike, 'This motherf-cker cut my hair! Why didn't you tell me?' He goes, 'That's what happens on movies.'"

"The Counselor" is out in theaters on Oct. 25. For more on Perez, head to Contact Music.



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