Scheduled to return April 19th, 2017, on FX, Fargo has premiered the season three promo that shows Ewan McGregor make a huge transformation for his dual role.
Ewan McGregor plays a parole officer called Ray Stussy and a parking lot magnate called Emmit Stussy in the upcoming season of Fargo. Both of his characters have two very different images, as Ray Stussy makes the Scottish actor look almost unrecognisable, with thinning hair and more body weight than normal.
“There was not one paparazzi shot, not one fan shot that ended up online. Because no one knew it was me”, McGregor told USA Today. “That’s amazing. I didn’t want anyone to know until they were ready to reveal Ray, I didn’t want anyone to spoil it”.
It was also confirmed that for McGregor to become Ray Stussy, he sat for two and half hours of make-up and prosthetics, then finished the look with a receding hairline wig.
“It’s just great. I love Ray very much and I think people will enjoy him,” the actor added.
An official description of McGregor’s characters given by FX, which was revealed May last year, reads: “Emmit Stussy is the Parking Lot King of Minnesota. A handsome, self-made, real estate mogul and family man, Emmit sees himself as an American success story. His slightly younger brother, Ray Stussy, on the other hand, is more of a cautionary tale.”
The latest instalment of the Fargo TV series premieres in the US on April 19 on FX. The new season of Fargo will also include Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane), David Thewlis (Harry Potter), and Carrie Coon (Gone Girl).