Visit London – Madame Tussauds

Rebecca Holmes è un’artista addetta alla colorazione nel Madame Tussauds di Londra (il famoso museo delle cere). In questo video ci racconta i segreti del suo lavoro e ciò che ama di Londra.

Rebecca Holmes (Standard British accent):

I’m a colouring artist at Madame Tussauds London. I basically come into work and make sure that all the figures are looking amazing.
I paint the figures. I do some touch-ups in the morning and make sure they look great. My definite favourite thing about Madame Tussauds London is the history, and, in fact, Madame Tussauds herself. She came over from France during the French Revolution and she set up her original site in Baker Street and we moved here just after she died and we’ve been here ever since. We’ve survived a fire in the 1920s, bombing during WWII and we’re still here. I think it’s absolutely amazing.
The three things I would say about Madame Tussauds London are the hairs of the figures are inserted one by one, individually, the entire head.
We’re still using some of the same techniques that Madame Tussauds herself used all those years ago. It’s very historical. It’s interactive – a lot of people don’t realise that. You can go and get up close and personal. You can touch them, you can hug them. You can do all these things with the figures.
One of our most recent and most popular attractions ever is the new One Direction boys. People actually get emotional when they see them. It’s an amazing response.
The Queen is another really amazing figure of attraction. Over her reign, the last 60 years, we’ve had 23 figures of her made and always we’ve worked very closely with the Palace. We’ve a great relationship with them.
My favourite part of London, the most inspiring part for me is Portobello Road, I absolutely love it. I think it’s so creative. It’s all sorts of musicians and artists and characters, you get a lot of good old London characters in that area.
The one thing I can see in London time and time again and still be absolutely amazed by is the view of London from the bridges over the Thames. I just think it’s absolutely amazing, especially at sunset or sunrise. Every time. Always, it’s like, wow, I live here!

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