“I changed my look entirely so that people don’t identify me with Emily. As fun and incredible as it is to play this role, it’s my first big studio movie that I’m doing and I’m making a first impression, which is a big deal,” the 18-year-old actress recently told Teen Vogue of her transformation.
Zoey added, “I dyed my hair blonde. I used fake tanner and fake nails. That helped me because I got to look at myself and feel like someone else. Every part should be somewhat a part of you; it should be a part that maybe you don’t want to come out. You have to figure out a way to relate to the character, and I did that by saying, ‘I can relate to her because she has a broken heart. She’s acting the way she does because she has a broken heart.’ Realizing that the guy she likes. Ethan, doesn’t like her anymore is the way I justified her behavior. She’s very human, and she goes crazy.”
Beautiful Creatures opens in February.