Antonia Salib portrays Taweret, an Egyptian Goddess in Disney+’s ongoing series Moon Knight, and in a recent post on social media, the actress shared some behind-the-scenes looks at what it’s like portraying a giant hippopotamus.
Taking to Instagram, Salib shared three images that show her on set for the series. In them, she is seen next to a gigantic, practical hippopotamus head that likely served as a visual reference for the actors. Elsewhere, Salib can be seen in the full costume for Taweret, minus the large hippopotamus head, while the final picture is some polaroid stills of her and various cast and crew members.
Check out the behind-the-scenes look below:
Moon Knight stars Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac as Steven Grant/Marc Spector, marking the fan-favorite superhero’s live-action debut. It also features Ethan Hawke as Arthur Harrow, F. Murray Abraham as the voice of Khonshu, May Calamawy as Layla, and the late Gaspard Ulliel as Midnight Man.
“It follows Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, who becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life,” says the official synopsis. “Steven discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector. As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.”
Based on the character created by Doug Moench and Don Perlin, Moon Knight hails from head writer and executive producer Jeremy Slater (The Umbrella Academy). The episodes are directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mohamed Diab, along with Synchronic duo Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.
Executive producers are Isaac, Diab, Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Brad Winderbaum, Grant Curtis, Trevor Waterson, and Rebecca Kirsch.