Skarsgård stars in “Dune” as the villainous Baron Vladimir Harkonnen. The “Dune” author Frank Herbert described Baron as “grossly and immensely fat” in his 1965 novel, and that descriptor sent Skarsgård into the makeup trailer for hours in order to properly transform into the villain.
Stellan Skarsgård said he spent eight hours a day in the makeup chair in order to transform into his "Dune" character, the sinister Baron Vladimir Harkonnen.
"Dune" is set to be released simultaneously on HBO Max and in theaters on October 1, and stars Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides. Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Oscar Isaac, Rebecca Ferguson, Josh Brolin, and Skarsgård round out the cast.