A few days after the premiere of a movie CruellaThe new Disney movie directed by Craig Gillespie, which deals with the origins of one of his most famous villains, the heroes of history, Emma Stone (Cruella) and Emma Thompson (Baroness) yesterday spoke to the region’s press about their personalities. And what it means for them to participate in one of the most interesting and expected Disney films.
In the first part of the story set in London in the 1970s, Emma Stone plays the sweet and naive young Estella, who, due to life’s circumstances, gradually turns into Cruella de Vil, the villain we met in an animated version (1956) and then in the movie starring Glenn Close (1996). “Cruella is human and has vulnerabilities. I think it’s a movie about that, how she deals with her weaknesses and how her mom uses them. Movie About how your weaknesses become your strengths. She is not a character she aspires to be, except that she is very interested in her creativity, and accepts who she is naturally and how adorable she is. But their strengths are also their weaknesses in the end, ”reflects Emma Stone, the Oscar winner for La la Land, who admits that she prefers the Cruella version over Estella.
“Estella is sweet but has an inner status, and she always tries to hold back. On the other hand, Cruella is super strong, she is who she is. Sure, I’m more interested in the world of Cruella, but she crosses some lines that I won’t necessarily cross,” stresses the actress, who highlights On the great challenge that her role represented.
“This character is incredibly strong and moves the story a lot. It’s necessary and there’s a lot of pressure when doing it. It doesn’t matter how tired I was, or how many times I had to do it, just do it. And I don’t feel stressed. You have to do work.” And you don’t have time to think. I think this is a great acting gift, because it doesn’t make you nervous, ”says Stone, who had to undergo the role of uncomfortable bodies, but also beautiful outfits and pomp. “My favorite is the one I carry in the garbage truck scene. I love it because it’s a dress that you can never wear in real life.”
Emma Thompson: Baroness
He is more accustomed to the roles of the kind and funny woman, for the two-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson It was a joy to play Baroness Von Helmann. Not only is she a major character in Cruella’s life, but she was more of a pervert than the protagonist, before surrendering to the villain. “The baroness is stronger, takes harsh measures against Estella, she does not believe in her heart. I love him because it allows me to be dark. Also, bad mothers are simply not forgotten and unforgivable. There is a lot of stigma for a bad mother. We don’t know where she came from or how she developed,” But the Baroness is just her. She leads many women brilliant, but she always wants to be the only one. She is committed to her creativity and that’s why I think it’s impressive and difficult, “she says.
For his performance, Thompson returns fantastically to his early years in London. “To me, it was like being a teen again. I was born in the year 59, so the streets of London were real to me. I think the person who designed the set was my generation because it was done so well: the red streets and buses, everything was the same. Even the same number of buses that took me from the city I came in. I felt small again, it was amazing.
According to Thompson, she had long been looking to play the villain role and when asked if she was inspired by anyone in particular to build Baroness von Hellmann, she said: “Pretending to be awful is very easy, I don’t have bad people in my life, I have a wonderful mother and father. I have been fortunate that I have not met many very bad people in life, but it is true that in the world of show business there are some characters like that. I will not. By naming names, but I think you can find people like that in any profession. The baroness is bitter. He pretends to be strong but is extremely weak and has the inevitability of destroying himself, because he cannot recognize the talent in anyone else. When you see someone more talented than she is, younger and more She can’t stand it. I get it, because Stone (Emma) is also younger and more talented, “he jokingly points out, unleashing his partner’s laughter on the other side of Zoom.
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