During the production of Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie was known for her fervent enthusiasm towards performing daring stunts. Similarly, on the set of Maleficent, Angelina got the chance to indulge in this passion once again.
While shooting for the role of Maleficent in Walt Disney’s 170 million USD budget film, Angelina Jolie exuded confidence and tranquility while performing flying scenes with the aid of a crane. The movie is based on the famous fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, but the main plot will revolve around the character of Maleficent, who had cursed Princess Aurora to sleep for hundreds of years by pricking her hand with a spindle. Angelina Jolie will play multiple versions of Maleficent in the movie.
Angelina Jolie shared her thoughts about the film by saying that it is not against the princess character, but it allows the audience to understand the character of Maleficent more deeply. She hopes that people will see Maleficent as a character with positive attributes and depth instead of solely being evil like in the story. Angelina believes that although Maleficent is somewhat aggressive and protective, she possesses similar qualities to other women. She added that it might sound peculiar, but Maleficent’s character could have a positive influence on young girls as she is not perfect, yet still a good person.
Angelina Jolie is widely recognized as one of the most accomplished actresses in action movies. Simon Crane, who assisted Angelina during the action scenes in Tomb Raider, commended her outstanding performance. According to Simon, Angelina surpasses the other action actors he has worked with. Together, they executed risky stunts that were unprecedented for any actress before. Before filming the free fall scenes, Angelina dedicated three months to practice, which impressed Simon greatly.