'The Favourite': Nicholas Hoult 'didn't realize' what his costume would look like (Exclusive)

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When Nicholas Hoult signed on to be on "The Favourite," he had no idea what his character's look would entail -- and he was in for a big surprise.

The film takes place in the early 18th century during Queen Anne's rule of England and, at the time, men dressed in a much more over-the-top manner than women did, meaning that Hoult would be decked out in full makeup, ruffles and frills throughout filming.

In a clip exclusively available on AOL ahead of the film's home release, Hoult discusses his appearance in the movie.

"I turned up and Nadia [Stacey], the makeup designer, was like, 'Has anyone spoken to you about your look for this film?'" he recalled. "And I was like, 'No, why?' And she was like, 'Well it's quite an extreme one.'"

"I didn't realize," he added with a laugh.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 06: Nicholas Hoult attends the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 06, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Nicholas Hoult and Olivia Colman attend the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Daniele Venturelli/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 06: Rachel Weisz (L) and Nicholas Hoult attend the FOX, FX And Hulu 2019 Golden Globe Awards After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 6, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 05: Nicholas Hoult arrives at the The BAFTA Los Angeles Tea Party at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 5, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Nicholas Hoult arrives at the BAFTA LA Tea Party with Jaguar Land Rover at The Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on January 05, 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for BAFTA Los Angeles )
Nicholas Hoult during the filming for the Graham Norton Show at BBC Studioworks 6 Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, to be aired on BBC One on Friday evening. PRESS ASSOCIATION. Issue date: Friday December 28, 2018. Photo credit should read: PA Images on behalf of So TV (Photo by Isabel Infantes/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24: Nicholas Hoult attends a photocall for BBC One's 'Watership Down' at BFI Southbank on November 24, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
British actor Nicholas Hoult attends the 10th Annual Governors Awards gala hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, California on November 18, 2018. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 27: Nicholas Hoult at the 'The Favourite' Press Conference at the Essex House Hotel on October 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Nicholas Hoult and Joe Alwyn attend the 56th New York Film Festival - Opening Night Premiere Of 'The Favourite' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Nicholas Hoult attend the 56th New York Film Festival - Opening Night Premiere Of 'The Favourite' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)
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His cast mates were just as surprised, and perhaps more amused, than the actor was with his look. Rachel Weisz called him a "ravishing supermodel" when in his full garb.

"I love it, I think he looks amazing," Emma Stone says in the clip. "It's also just fun in this movie, because the men are so made-up."

Watch the clip at the top of the page for more. "The Favourite" is available on Digital on February 12 and Blu-ray/DVD on March 5.

Nicholas Hoult will be participating in a Q&A event at the LACMA to celebrate the digital release on Tuesday, February 12.

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