Saturday, June 23, 2012
Which Actress Makes the Best Evil Queen?
But will Jolie's turn as Maleficent outdo the others' over-the-top performances?
When Hollywood finds an idea, it sure beats it into the ground. With two live-action versions of the Snow White fairy tale already come and gone, the movie industry isn't done turning Disney classics into dark, cartoon-free films.
Sleeping Beauty is the next princess to get an updated treatment, and although it won't be released until 2014, the buzz has been building thanks to the casting of Angelina Jolie as the villainess Maleficent. The Jolie-as-Maleficent hype hit a new level Tuesday when the world was treated to its first look at Jolie in costume. In the photo (at right, courtesy Disney), Jolie is outfitted with Maleficent's trademark horns, prosthetic cheek bones, and multi-colored eyes. (There's no mistaking those red lips as Jolie's own though.)