Angelina Jolie: “I Loved Being Maleficent”

Posted Monday March 17, 2014 9:40 AM GMT

Though it’s being billed as a children’s movie, “Maleficent” has plenty of thrills and scares to keep adult viewers engaged as well.

In a recent interview, Angelina Jolie confessed that she had a blast preparing for the terrifying role, though her kiddos weren’t all that jazzed about her freaky practices.

She explained, "I loved being Maleficent. I was quite sad to put my staff down and put my horns away because somehow, she just lives in a different world. But I did have to take my staff home to practice walking with it in my cloak, and then I would go outside and scream at the bushes to expand my voice and play with my voice. So, mom was a bit nutso for a period."

And despite all the practice, Jolie still managed to mangle her horns from time to time. "It was pretty funny, because I kept on hitting my horns on things. The framing was very strange...They were actually kind of heavy. There had to be [lighter weight] ones that you could ride horses in because if you fall with something [heavy] attached to your head, that's it—it could break your neck. There were softer horns for the fights. The harder ones were magnetic so I could actually clip them off and walk around, but then I looked like a little bear. It did not look half as cool."

"Because they were magnetic, I could take them off for lunch or I could just give my neck a break. When they weren't the magnetic ones, I did almost knock myself out quite a few times. It's not just that you're a foot taller on top, you're also in five-inch heels so you are really big. I was out of whack for a bit. Definitely, it took me a while to become graceful with her."

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