‘The Blacklist’: Megan Boone Wears a Wig to Portray Elizabeth Keen

by Jeremy Spirogis
Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen tilting her head to the right

As she tackled the function of the pushed, Elizabeth Keen on season one in every of The Blacklist, Megan Boone underwent a drastic transformation every single day.  Her sassy, quick pixie reduce was often tucked up right into a cascading brown wig. Though she says she hoped the longer locks would assist her character look youthful and maybe, extra naive, it’s the signature look which followers have grown to embrace and count on on Keen. 

Though some have referred to as her hair a “distraction” others have applauded the star’s longer search for her character. 

Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen tilting her head to the right
Megan Boone as Elizabeth Keen | Virginia Sherwood/Getty Images

Boone had some declare to fame earlier than she was Elizabeth Keen

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Before she landed the function of Elizabeth Keen on the favored NBC crime drama The Blacklist, Boone was no stranger to TV crime exhibits. IMDb credit Boone with seven episodes of Law and Order: LA between 2010 and 2011. She additionally has two episodes of Blue Bloods underneath her belt. Though, when employed she wasn’t really well-known. The producers took a danger in hiring a bit recognized actor to play the stoic and generally fairly darkish, Agent Keen. 

Boone knocks it out of the park along with her portrayal of Keen and exhibits herself to be really multifaceted with a couple of film credit and even manufacturing and directing on her resume. One of her tips although, when she desires to placed on a unique hat and check out one thing new is to really, placed on a unique hat, or on this case: a wig. 

The hair that makes the woman

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Fans have numerous blended emotions concerning the wig worn by Boone all through season one. In reality, whole Reddit threads have been devoted to the dialogue of her hair. Generally, the consensus is that although followers like longer hair for Keen, the wig wasn’t at all times nice wanting on the actor.  Viewers additionally seen that it didn’t at all times keep put throughout a few of her extra energetic scenes. 

Boone doesn’t faux to like the wig or say that the wig is tremendous comfy. She doesn’t declare that it was her favourite a part of her character’s costume both. She does, nevertheless, discover that it helped her to depart work at work. 

“I find it to be a nice ritual at the end of the day,” Boone tells Today’s  Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. She enjoys being able to take off the wig, wipe off her make-up, and head for house as she’s reworked again into herself. In reality, she notes that numerous character actors do comparable issues.  When Kotb and Gifford requested the star if she appreciated the wig although, she modified the topic by defending the choice. Apparently, in accordance with Boone, British actors use wigs loads to vary their appears and he or she doesn’t discover it odd.

The Blacklist is about to air Season 8

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Since season 7 of The Blacklist needed to halt manufacturing in early 2020, the season finale needed to be reworked. In an unprecedented pivot, USA Today reviews that the manufacturing crew determined to partially animate their ultimate episode of the season, leaving a couple of episodes unused.

The unused episodes of Season 7 began airing this November with the remainder of Season Eight of The Blacklist  scheduled to return to tv in 2021. Fans are dying to see how this season will play out. Not surprisingly, there has additionally been dialogue about what the size of agent Keen’s hair needs to be.  If Boone had been to chop her hair quick once more followers are left questioning if that will encourage the present’s creators to place the actor again into the controversial wig. 

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