Thanks to an Instagram post from actor/producer David Oyelowo, 42, we’ve gotten our first look at Angelina Jolie in costume from their new film, Come Away. Sporting a blonde hairdo, this is a look for Angelina that we’re simply not used to. Check out her transformation in the pic below!
In the film, she plays Rose to David’s Jack (which immediately makes us wonder if this is some sort of tribute to the lead characters of Titanic), who, it turns out, are the parents of Alice and Peter, the respective title characters of Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. Outside of that, there’s not a lot known about the film at this point, beyond the fact that Alice and Peter are siblings who are doing their best to help their parents cope with the death of their eldest son. In some places, it’s been referred to as a prequel to the famous stories, though we’re not sure if there are going to be fantasy elements involved with it. The story could be a straight-forward drama not involving other realms like Wonderland or Neverland.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Angelina Jolie, 43, has delved into fantasy. For starters, she played Lara Croft in the first two Tomb Raider films, as well as the wicked queen in Maleficent, a role she’s reprising in the sequel scheduled for 2020.
Back when the first Maleficent was released in 2014, she revealed in a roundtable interview with the press, “Part of the thing with this role is that you realize that there’s no half-way. If you’re going to do it, you can’t kind of do it. You have to just go fully into it and enjoy it. The original was done so well, and her voice was so great, and the way she was animated was so perfect that, if anything, I just was worried that I’d fail the original. But, I practiced a lot with my children. When I got them laughing, I figured that I was on to something.”
And speaking of that film, for those wondering how she got into the character each day, Angelina noted, “It wasn’t that much. The creation of it took a little time, to figure out how to do the horns and how to get them on my head and how to get them to stay. We used my hair in braids to nail it down. It was a headpiece, with the horns. It wasn’t like a headband. So, we’d put my hair in these little balls, and then you’d put the headpiece over and pull the braids through, and you’d use that to anchor it. We had different horns. At first, they were too heavy. And then, we got them softer. We had some that would snap off because I kept banging into things. It all slowly came together. We tried different things, and some of the things didn’t work. We had feather hair, at one point. We went that crazy. We said, ‘Well, she’s a bird. Maybe she has feather hair.’ But when we finally got to it, we just wanted to have a character where, when you’re seeing the dramatic scenes, you feel that you can watch her and I can perform without people staring at the make-up. We wanted to really find a balance so that it was an enhanced face, but it still felt like a soul could come out through that face.”