Uma Thurman Explains Shocking Red Carpet Appearance in New Video: “Nobody Liked My Makeup”

Just Uma! After turning heads with a shocking new look at a red carpet premiere on Monday, Feb. 9, Uma Thurman appeared on the Today show on Thursday, Feb. 12, and looked like her usual, beautiful self again. 

The Kill Bill star, 44, made headlines when she attended the New York City kickoff of her NBC show The Slap. The veteran actress looked completely different at the star-studded soirée, sparking questions as to what she had done to change her appearance.  

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“I know I look weird!” Thurman told Savannah Guthrie when asked on the Today show about her photos from the event. “I don’t know, I guess nobody liked my makeup.”

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Uma Thurman attends “The Slap” New York Premiere Party on February 9, 2015 Robin Marchant/Getty Images

While there was some speculation that the mother of three had gone under the knife, her makeup artist, Troy Surratt, told Refinery29.com that he’d created the new look himself.

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“We experimented with the makeup,” he explained on Tuesday, Feb. 10. “We did a much stronger brow and a bold lip for a French sort of feel. The way I shaded her eyebrows with the pencil, I created an uplifting effect. Then, I finished with a shimmering, silky-beige shadow on her lids, and went with no mascara at all. Sort of a reaction against all the fake lashes we’ve been seeing on the red carpet.”

Thurman, who stars in The Slap alongside Peter Sarsgaard, Thandie Newton, and Zachary Quinto, ditched the experimental look for her Thursday morning gig on Today. She returned to her classically simple and stunning appearance, glowing as she caught up with Guthrie.

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Uma Thurman visits The Today Show on February 12, 2015

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“I’ve been doing this for years and years and years — people say things nice and they say things mean and it’s like whatever,” Thurman lamented. “You take the good with the bad.”

As to whether she’ll be trying the look again, Thurman joked, “We saw how well the dark lipstick worked the other night!”

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