In Fargo season 5 (read our review!), we are initially introduced to Hamm’s Tillman as a terrifying force of nature who teaches lessons through violence. He’s a rancher and a preacher, and seems like a pretty traditional guy until we see him soaking in an outdoor hot tub in the nude with his nipples pierced. Hamm explained the process behind his new look and revealed that they had a fairly unusual crew member on set:
“I had to have some very blue latex put on my nipples, and then they cast a resoundingly lifelike pair of nipples, which they then pierced and placed over my own nipples, and we shot said nipples. The crew doesn’t get enough credit, but there was a dedicated nippleologist.”
How does one get a job as a “dedicated nippleologist”? Inquiring minds would like to know. Apparently creating full fake nipples and piercing them, then attaching them over the actor’s real nipples is sort of standard procedure, as Sebastian Stan had the same process done for “Pam & Tommy” in order to play rock drummer Tommy Lee. Usually prosthetic artists create wounds and alter people’s facial structure, so working on something a bit naughtier has to be pretty fun.
New episodes of “Fargo” debut Wednesdays on FX and the next day on Hulu.