Meredith Baldcap Secrets Revealed!

Thursday, January 31, 2013

There has been much speculation lately about Meredith’s baldness; is it real or fake? We’ve seen the writers keeping up with story arc of Meredith shaving her head by putting her in various wigs in the past few episodes, so did she really do it?

Well, in keeping with reality, Meredith’s hair wouldn’t instantly grow back within a week, so they keep showing her bald and wearing wigs, but the hair and make-up department has revealed the truth about Meredith’s baldness and what it took to get her looking from this:








To this:








The following illustration shows just how they did it:

So now you know the truth, Kate Flannery did not actually shave her head. It still looks pretty real though, doesn’t it?


  1. Bob says:

    This is SO cool! Thanks for posting this, Suri. What an amazing “special effect” job… tucking ALL that hair under a skull cap, and then “blending” it into the skin tone… that is truly a make-up ARTIST at work! 😯

    Kate Flannery is a real “team player,” isn’t she? One of the strengths of this show has been the fantastic ensemble work.

  2. Suri says:

    I’m sure it takes quite a bit of time to work that kind of magic. Kate’s a real trooper sitting through it week after week. Then, to top it all off, they keep putting different wigs on top of the whole thing. I can just imagine what kind of havoc it’s been wreaking on her scalp.

    As a wig wearer myself, I can tell you that it’s not very comfortable.

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