Angelina Jolie Says Maleficent Is A Great Character
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.27.2014
In an on set interview...
In an interview with IGN from the set of Maleficent, Angelina Jolie spoke about the character, describing her as "fun". Here are highlights:
On playing Maleficent: "I love her! I do! It's a really, really great script and a great character. She's very fun and it's a great part with a lot of depth so it's very fulfilling. But it's also nice doing something you're very uncomfortable doing as you can't just do it halfway – you have to take that big step and just go to town. I was very shy and it took me a few weeks rehearsing with all the make-up and the voice and the costume to finally just embrace that side of me."
On her outfit: "We kind of decided that she's dressed from things she could find the forest like animal skins, snake skins, skulls and bones. Well, animals don't like the horns I found out! And I forget that I'm wearing them sometimes and I'm forever bumping into things. I actually prefer myself as her, I think I look better; when my stuff's off I feel very flat. She's so much larger than life I feel quite dull in comparison!"
On finally getting to play the character: "We did look at the cartoon it was something we all loved and was very important to us. She was my favorite when I was a little girl, so I was so excited the day I got to go the Christening and actually dress up in the outfit and say the lines. And the first time I saw the spinning wheel… it was fun!"