Jolie found her inner Maleficent when scrubbing her children
Actor and film producer Angelina Jolie, who is putting the horns back on for an upcoming sequel to the megahit origin story Maleficent, recently revealed that she was initially intimidated by the thought of playing Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis in the fairytale.
“When I knew I was going to do Maleficent, I thought, ‘I have to train, I’m not good enough. I’m not ready,’” Jolie said during the Toronto International Film Festival. “The accent and everything about her was discovered when I was giving my kids baths,” she said. “I think I tried 17 different things on them. They would say, ‘What are you doing? Mom, stop talking so weird.’ One day, I just got really nutty and did [the voice] and they fell over laughing. I did it all night long and I finally found it.”
Her return to the role of the villainess would mark Jolie’s first on-screen appearance since her 2015 role in By the Sea. The Academy Award winner and her children were at the Toronto Film Festival for the debut of The Breadwinner, an animated film about an Afghan girl’s struggle that has been produced by Jolie and directed by Irish filmmaker Nora Twomey.
The accent and everything about [Maleficent] was discovered when I was giving my kids baths. I tried 17 different things on them
ANGELINA JOLIE, ACTOR