Already thought Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent was scary? Wait until you see her powerful, never-before-seen wings, exclusively revealed today by USA TODAY. From the U.K. set of the epic Disney live-action film, Angelina Jolie reveals what it was like to fly with her wings in in the classic tale's reboot - and the workout she begrudgingly agreed to.
Hooked up on rigs in full costume (yes, even those horns) on set at Pinewood Studios, "you're almost like a puppet with all these people moving (beneath you)," says Jolie. "When you go to the left or the right all of you have to move together. It's a big dance with a lot of people."
How did she pull it off? Well, through a regimen Jolie admits she eschews. Jolie's longtime stunt coordinator Eunice Huthart (a close friend, who is also godmother to Shiloh Jolie-Pitt) slowed down and intensified her workouts. "She made me do yoga. And I have no patience for yoga," says Jolie. "It's not something I do easily, because I'm not a still person. But I was forced to do yoga because (to fly) you have to have your core strength to be able to hold yourself."
Great power comes from Maleficent's wings, which are stolen from her dark fairy in the new film. As for Jolie, the actress flies with more ferocity than any A-list Disney-backed villain to date. "I feel like the luckiest girl in the world that I get to fly," says Jolie with a laugh. "I really feel like I'm flying!"
Via her official Twitter, Maleficent earlier detailed that she was born with wings and revealed a first look image of her sporting them. In addition to the image which is featured to the left, we also included our gallery of stills from the film. The tweet existed for just a few seconds before the Maleficent account went private
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone. Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
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I was expecting a trailer after all this hype for the "big reveal" but instead we got a picture and banner of one of the worst things that came out of the leaked script, ugh. But I am ngl, the wings do look cool though.