Angelina Jolie Perfected Her ‘Maleficent’ Voice With Help From Her Kids

Ever wonder how Angelina Jolie crafted her striking voice for “Maleficent”? The actress recently revealed the peculiar process while taking part in a discussion about her career at TIFF this year.

Her initial thought of starring as Sleeping Beauty’s nemesis, she said, was rather intimidating. “When I knew I was going to be Maleficent, I thought, I have to train, I’m not good enough. I’m not ready. I’m not really sure I could do what needs to be done for her,” she admitted.

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As any thorough actor would, Jolie hired a voice coach to prepare for the lofty role, but it took further practice to truly master the commanding voice, which led her to lean on her six children as a sounding board.

“The accent and everything about her was discovered when I was giving my kids baths,” she said. “I think I tried 17 different things on them. They would say, ‘What are you doing? Mom, stop talking so weird.’ One day I just got really nutty and did [the voice] and they fell over laughing. I did it all night long and I finally found it.”

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Angelina Jolie recently confirmed her reprisal of the role for “Maleficent 2”.

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