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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

An­gelina Jolie re­turns to screen af­ter a gap of two years PHOTO: BREN­DON THORNE/GETTY IM­AGES

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