Ozark’s Julia Garner ditches her trademark corkscrew curls for a chic beehive as she reveals she is inspired by boxer Mike Tyson in angry scenes
She is best known for her starring role as straight-talking criminal Ruth Langmore in Netflix hit Ozark.
But Julia Garner looked worlds away from her alter-ego’s scruffy go-to wardrobe of plaid shirts and ripped jeans as she made an exceptionally stylish appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday.
Ditching her trademark corkscrew curls in favour of a chic beehive style, the talented actress, 28, revealed the surprising inspiration behind her Ozark character; the paintings of Italian Renaissance artist Caravaggio – and boxer Mike Tyson.
Chic: Julia Garner looked worlds away from her Ozark alter-ego Ruth Langmore as she made an exceptionally stylish appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Thursday
The star turned heads in a 60s-inspired crystal-embellished tulle mini-dress by Prada, teamed with black suede slingback pumps.
Julia wore her platinum locks coiffed into an elegant beehive and completed her retro chat show look with a slick of winged eyeliner.
Chatting to host Jimmy Fallon, 47, the actress made the surprising revelation that she is inspired by the paintings of Italian Renaissance artist Caravaggio and boxer Mike Tyson when it comes to her character Ruth’s angry scenes.
Jimmy gushed over her performance, enthusing: ‘Dude you just crush it every episode, you are so good.’
Elegant: Ditching her trademark corkscrew curls in favour of a chic beehive style, the talented actress, 28, revealed the surprising inspiration behind her Ozark character
In character: Julia is is best known for her starring role as straight-talking criminal Ruth Langmore in Netflix hit Ozark
He then played a video of Ruth screeching ‘If you wanna stop me, you’re going to have to f**king kill me’ to her former employers turned enemies Marty and Wendy Byrde, played by Jason Bateman and Laura Linney.
Speaking of her inspiration behind the scene in the current fourth and final season of the Netflix crime drama, Julia said: ‘The scream could be any scream in Ozark, but this is not a typical scream. I’m mad. I’m very, very angry.
‘I’m very visual and I get inspired by different things and I really just wanted the spirit of a Caravaggio painting and the darkness. I feel like Caravaggio paints intensity and chaos so well.
‘My dad is an art teacher. I like the chaos. She’s [Ruth] obviously getting defensive and very mad. Not necessarily the faces, but more just the chaos. I want my mind to feel claustrophobic like that.’
Sixties siren: The star turned heads in a 60s-inspired crystal-embellished tulle mini-dress by Prada, teamed with black suede slingback pumps
Julia went on to add that a particular photo of Mike Tyson during his iconic 1996 fight against Evander Holyfield was another source of inspiration.
She added: ‘I got inspired by it [Caravaggio] but there was still something missing. Then I realised Mike Tyson is another inspiration for me. This face could be a Caravaggio painting.’
Julia went on to discuss her latest role as infamous fake heiress and convicted scammer Anna Sorokin in new Netflix drama, Inventing Anna.
Posing as a German heiress with a $67 million trust fund back in Europe named Anna Delvey, Sorokin scammed banks and New York’s downtown socialite scene out of thousands of dollars while living in Manhattan between 2013 to 2017.
Inspiration: The actress went on to add that a particular photo of Mike Tyson during his iconic 1996 fight against Evander Holyfield was another source of inspiration
In April of 2019, Sorokin was convicted of four counts of theft services, three counts of grand larceny, and one count of attempted grand larceny and was sentenced to a minimum of four years in prison.
Detailing the nuances of the accent she adopted, Julia explained: ‘It’s about this girl who scams New York’s high society and pretends to be something she’s not. She’s a very complex character and it’s better to watch her.
‘She says she’s Russian, but she’s not really Russian, so first I had to do like a European accent. Like a German accent, but very subtle. Then add a bit of bad Russian for certain words.
‘Then it gets Americanised and I like add a question at the end of every sentence. Europeans don’t do that.
New role: Julia went on to discuss her latest role as infamous fake heiress and convicted scammer Anna Sorokin in new Netflix drama, Inventing Anna
‘I really wanted to make sure it was one of those things where if she goes back to Europe all of her friends would be like, “You sound so American”. And then here they’d be like “Oh my god, you sound so European!”. ‘
Julia also spoke about meeting the real life Sorokin behind bars in jail.
She explained: ‘I went to go and visit her in jail and she was like “So, uh, how’s the shoot going?” I said it’s going well and she asked, “How are you playing me? What are you doing with my character?”
‘I didn’t know what to do and just started mirroring what she said and she was like [giggling], “That’s so funny!”‘
Ozark season four is streaming on Netflix now. Inventing Anna will hit Netflix on February 11.
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