Angelina Jolie is such perfectly cast as Maleficent I cannot even imagine anyone not thinking she looks amazing. Most of you agree with me, right? Except, well – she scared nearly every single one of her children when she was dressed up as Maleficent.
Even Jolie’s older Pax, she sent running away only to find him later in tears she told Entertainment Weekly.
Jolie says. “I had to take off pieces [of the makeup] in front of him to show him it was all fake and not freak out so much.”
Funny thing is, her little five-year-old, Vivienne – one of the youngest in the bunch was unfazed by mom’s horns and make-up. A remarkable feat that got her the job. She was cast as Young Aurora because no one else really could act unafraid of Jolie in full Maleficent costume. And while she landed the big role, her sister and brother [Pax and Zahara] did come round enough to end up as extras in the christening scene.
Lucky kiddos though! They know the secret to the whole film. Mom explained to them why she would choose to be Maleficent and that people… that is what I am dying to know!
“I said, ‘Let me tell you the real story but you can’t tell anybody,’” she recalls. “So this was my test too, like any parent. The next day, I heard Shiloh getting into a fight with another kid, defending Maleficent, saying, ‘You don’t understand her!’ They got into a bit of an argument and I thought, that’s the reason to do the film.”
Maleficent comes from the Sleeping Beauty film, made ages back by Disney. If you don’t remember, check it out and watch it. The best villain of all Disney villains in my personal opinion.
If the Oscars aren’t a predictor of popularity, than I will eat Olaf’s carrot- nose, and in this instance the box office definitely agrees with me. Last night, Frozen took home two Oscars – one for best song [Let It Go] and one for best animated feature. No real surprise there either since they were considered shoo-ins for the awards.
However, the pretty amazing news coming on the heels of these awards is its box office success. Frozen has now surpassed the $1 Billion Mark and still climbing. Huge feat given that only six other Walt Disney Studios films have accomplished it. And it still has not premiered in Japan, where it opens March 14th! (x)
The Live Event was a smashing success too. Here’s a highlight video of the stars of the movie, together, singing on stage the songs from Frozen:
Frozen is still in theaters but is expected on DVD March 18th and is available for streaming on amazon prime for a fee.
Oh this interaction between the two sisters is delightful, their obvious fondness for each other evident and yet it was a good call to delete this scene, for sure. Anna’s hurt over being alienated from her sister for so long and then not really knowing how to talk to her makes more sense and builds up the pain of when these two feel betrayed. Separation and misunderstanding also, makes the sisterly sacrifice all that more meaningful.
The next deleted scene makes Kristoff very unlikable frankly. Not that I really cared for his character much but yeah, would’ve had even more issues with him as a money-grubbing opportunist.
There has been a lot of talk about how sexy-fied Elsa becomes after “letting go” and frankly I find it ridiculous. I am so sick of all these judgmental attitudes over every little movement of an animated character. Really?
So now Elsa isn’t allowed to stand tall, swagger with some hip movement because it can be perceived as sexy. She’s not allowed to show off because she’s finally feeling free of hiding inside herself, always being afraid to reach out to her sister and letting go of the fear that frankly has bound her keeping her from becoming the queen she has the potential to be.
Geesh. And they wonder why girls grow up worried about every little thing they do and how others might perceive it!
So Fangirlish brought you the first look of Annie Leibovitz’s celebrity shoot where she turned Jessica Chastain as Merida from Brave. She didn’t stop with Chastain though. Take a look at the amazing transformations of these paparazzi darlings into famous Disney characters.
Beyonce, Oliver Platt, and Lyle Lovett as Alice in Wonderland
There are many more Disney Dream Portraits from this session that we have not included in this blog. So seriously, check out the Met’s site where you can scroll through the entire series and see behind the scenes. A fresh look at classic characters, Leibovitz’s vision always seems altered. Some of the poses work better than others, some look really forced, but overall the magical essence that each portrait is meant to reveal is there.
So just wanted to stop by and explain the beauty of Valentine’s Day. It’s the practice of giving, giving to those we love that makes my heart sing. And hey now, look… I adore you all! The readers here at Fangirlish are the best and you know… I need to share these beautiful moments with you, because they will definitely make your day brighter, yeah?
First off… Have you heard this amazing cover of Frozen’s ‘Let It Go’ from Alex Boyé: