Angelina Jolie Thinks She Looks Better As Maleficent Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.29.2014
The movie opens tomorrow...
In an interview with Coming Soon, Angelina Jolie spoke about her new film Maleficent. She spoke about the film and playing the titular Disney villain. Here are highlights:
On how she looks in costume: "I think I look better as her. I do! When my stuff's off, I feel very flat. She's so much bigger than life that I feel quite dull in comparison to her."
On how her daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt got cast as young Aurora: "I actually had one child completely freeze and then cry. It was like terror. I felt so bad. We realized that there was no way that we were going to find a four or five-year old that I could be as strong with that would not see me as a monster. Suddenly, there was Vivie running around looking like little Aurora."
On Maleficent losing her wings: "What happened to her was more like a rape. Something that she had no choice in and something that was done with ill intent. I think people will see it and I think they will see. For children, it's abuse. It's being bullied. It's being hurt. For anybody -- everybody at this table -- we've all had that moment where somebody really hurt us and it changed us."
On her character's journey: "It'll upset them, but then they'll also get angry with her, hopefully. Then they'll also want her to grow past it. They'll kind of go on that journey of understanding how you could ever evolve past that and what that is… When we can make stories for children that they can walk away with having thoughts about things they didn't normally think about or learned a little something or felt heart warmed by something, then we've done something better."