This week’s episode of Face Off presented the Syfy network with the perfect opportunity to promote its upcoming post-apocalyptic series. After Defiance writer-producer Kevin Murphy introduced the aliens that will be featured on the show, contestants were tasked with creating a hybrid of two of the otherworldly species.
Fan favorite Eric Fox knew this challenge would be “right up his alley” when he saw the Mutant, but each creature could only be used twice, and Anthony Kosar and Kris Kobzina staked claims before it was Fox’s turn to choose. After struggling with his concept, Fox delivered a makeup that received praise from all three judges, as well as the guest judge, Defiance producer Michael Nankin. Glenn Hetrick even said Fox “took a big stride forward as an artist” with his work. But there was criticism too: Ve Neill disliked the creature’s hair, and Nankin thought the design was more a patchwork of two species rather than a true hybrid. After all was said and done, Fox was sent home.
EW talked with Fox about his final Face Off challenge, his young daughter’s reaction to seeing her dad on TV, the massive giant he created earlier in the season, and what he’s been working on since filming wrapped. READ FULL STORY »