Last week we got our first look at Angelina Jolie in costume as Maleficent in the forthcoming big screen Disney adaptation film. A day later, we saw Ange on set in character. Today we get to see new photos from the set of Maleficent and as you can see below, Jolie has no need for a stunt body double. Angelina Jolie has decided to do her own stunts in Maleficent and in the photos below, you can see her flying around with the greatest of ease.
She revealed her passion for doing her own stunts when she starred as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. And it seems that Angelina Jolie certainly hasn’t lost her love of adrenaline-seeking, judging by pictures of the star on the set of new Disney movie Maleficent today. The 37-year-old actress was seen wired up to a crane as she took to the skies to shoot some high-octane scenes for the movie. Wearing her horned headdress, complete with prosthetic cheekbones and a long brown dress and matching cape, Angelina looked calm and confident as she was lifted up into the air by the crane, which was attached to her around the waist. Angelina, who is shooting the new movie in Buckinghamshire, stars as the title character – the evil Maleficent – in the film, a real-life version of the Disney cartoon Sleeping Beauty. And it seems Angelina has no qualms about shooting the stunts herself – even getting excited about the prospect. Tomb Raider stunt coordinator Simon Crane said in a previous interview that Angelina was one of the most competent actresses he has ever worked with in terms of the stunts she performs. He said: ‘I would rate Angelina very highly against all of the action actors I have worked with. We’ve done a couple of sequences that involve stunts you won’t have seen a woman do before, and basically she is doing almost all of these stunts herself. We did a bungee-jumping sequence, and she went through three months’ training to be able to do it. She’s just done all these somersaults for another sequence. I was very impressed.’ The focus of the film centres on the events that hardened Maleficent’s heart, leading her to curse the baby Aurora who will be played by Elle Fanning.
Ok, this looks like fun. I’m not sure if wearing those huge horns is comfortable or not but getting wired up in a harness so that you can fly around a movie set looks wicked fun. I’m not surprised at all that Angelina Jolie wants to do her own stunts. She’s a tough chick and a great actress. When an actor does their own stunts, the action scenes look more believable. I approve. These are neat photos, I hope we get to see more. I also hope we get to see what Elle Fanning looks like as Princess Aurora in the film. We’ve seen a lot of Ange as Maleficent, now it’s time to see her nemesis. These are fun photos, right?