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Published On: Thu, May 22nd, 2014

Angelina Jolie confesses playing ‘Maleficent’ was ‘intimidating’

Angelina Jolie sat down with Moviefone to chat about Disney’s dark fairy tale Maleficent

It’s odd to hear Jolie confess to being nervous, but she said the gravitas of this role got to her a bit and it was intimidating.

Angelina Jolie Maleficent photo“Hugely intimidating. She was done perfectly the first time: Her extraordinary voice and the way they animated her, and the way she looked. And I was in awe of her when I was a little girl. I thought she was so elegant and so tough and so cool,” Jolie tells Moviefone.

She elaborates on the film’s goals, pleasing fans, especially with the christening scene, and her voice classes.

“I was nervous. I was nervous about my voice. I worked really hard on my voice. I worked on it with my kids until I found a voice that made them laugh. I did some voice classes — because I don’t have theater background — so I kept trying to get comfortable speaking. It’s an odd thing. You don’t walk into a room and just… do that. And then figuring out the look and the horns… It was fun.”

Jolie expounds on the relationship between Aurora (Elle Fanning) and Maleficent.

“I think it’s kind of this idea of something we can all relate to, where we’ve gotten to a place in our lives where we feel a little hardened by life. We feel a little darker. We feel we’ve been hurt, wounded, upset — whatever it may be that’s turned us where we don’t trust. We’ve all got it. And then there’s something that enters your life — whether it be love or children or something that we just discover — that just kind of opens you up again and takes you a while to identify or understand what’s happening inside of you, and especially for Maleficent. It would take her a while because it is very foreign to have certain feelings.”

In just a great interview, she details her children acting, Maddox almost ending up in World War Z – so check out the full interview HERE

Directed by Robert Stromberg and co-starring Sharlto Copley, Juno Temple (The Dark Knight Rises), Peter Capaldi (the new Doctor in Doctor Who) and Sam Riley Maleficent will be released on May 30, 2014.

Be sure to check out the main movie page on The Dispatch HERE

 

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