Farscape: Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis

Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis

Joolushko Tunai Fenta Hovalis (Tammy McIntosh), more commonly known as Jool, joined the cast of Farscape as a recurring guest in the episode ‘Self Inflicted Wounds’ which also marked Zhaan’s death. It was this timing probably, more than anything about Jool or Tammy’s performance, that resulted in a very mixed reception for the new character: despite this Jool continued into the fourth season with brighter hair and makeup.

The makeup

Jennifer Lamphee (season 3), Annie Single (season 4) and Angela Conte (The Peacekeeper Wars) were hair and makeup supervisors for straight makeup: Dave Elsey was the creative supervisor for special effects makeup.

Dave Elsey commented on Jool’s makeup:

Jool’s conception was interesting. it was kind of a difficult birth. I did a design very early on of what she pretty much turned out to be, except that she had bright red hair. Normally, that would have ended up on the screen, but because of the importance of the character, Andrew Prowse and Tony Winley – the producer – really wanted to get it right and, they felt that she should be that kind of gingery blond that she appears as most of the time on the show. I resisted for a while until David Kemper stepped in, angel that he is, and creative genius, and said, hey, why don’t we make her have the ability to change her hair colour whenever she has a mood swing. And so everybody was happy!! I should say by the way that much of the credit for Jool should go to Jen Lamphee, head of makeup, who actually applies the makeup on a day to day basis. My involvment is actually quite small with this character, we just hand over the appliances and I trust her implicitly to make any changes she may want to.

But it looks like he got his way with the season four Jool.