Both stars immersed themselves in their roles: "I became obsessed with wanting to look like Big Edie," says Lange. Thomas says that Barrymore was eager for the costume designers' guidance. "She's a lover of fashion and has her own unique sense of style. She wanted us to help her find the vehicle to be Little Edie." And help they did! Barrymore adores the results: "The costumes looked like the way they really dressedgarish and theatrical. They honored the fashion and captured it perfectly. It was very real."
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