Angelina Jolie Reveals the Inspiration Behind Her Movie ‘The One & Only Ivan’

Angelina Jolie is opening up about her movie!

The 45-year-old actress got candid about The One and Only Ivan in an interview with Variety.

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“My child, Shiloh brought the book to me, she had read it and she loved it,” she revealed of the movie, inspired by the book written by Katherine Applegate.

She also revealed that she felt it was a great way for her child to learn about “what activism can do and what sanctuaries are,” adding “there’s family and self-discovery.”

Angelina also opened up about how filming worked.

“We would do our voices, we would play with the scene and we would see what was created in CG and the VFX. We would redo the performance because the slowness of the breath or how long it takes to drag her feet when she’s tired. Everyone would take painstaking efforts [to recreate and readjust that moment] because it mattered in this film…I remember the first time I saw some of the animals, I thought, ‘There’s a soul to it,’” she said.

“You don’t realize how much work is put into it…sometimes it’s obvious that this is a CG thing or some action. You don’t watch the movie thinking ‘Is this fake or is it real?’ You are engrossed in the emotion of the characters.”

She also joked she had an elephant onesie that she wore for a few voice sessions,

“That was my method moment,” she joked.

“You’re doing a being. What is this being? She has the weight and heaviness of being an older elephant. It was thinking about the being that had been captive and had been harmed, and an elephant who was worried about the next generation – what is the soul of an elephant, that’s what it was.”

Angelina is on the cover of British Vogue‘s new issue and she opened up the mag about life with her kids during the pandemic.

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