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AngelinaÂ Jolie is about to play Cleopatra (director David Fincher)Â but she acknowledges that her ‘Cleo’ may never be like Elizabeth Taylor…who did not give Angie her blessing to play the role…that’s sad!
Although Angelina was hand-picked for the role, apparently before her death Elizabeth wasnâ€™t too happy about it and rejected Angelinaâ€™s attempts to get her blessings for theÂ movie.
In an interview withÂ The Telegraph she graciously noted, â€œMy performance will never be as lovely as Elizabethâ€™s.â€
As for the role itself, the Oscar winner is going to focus on brains over beauty. â€œWe are trying to get into a different truth about her as a pharaoh in history and not as a sex symbol, because she really wasnâ€™t. Even this idea of her having many lovers â€“ it was possible that it was only two. She is very interesting, but she wasnâ€™t a great beauty.â€
Cleopatra is expected to hit theaters in two years.
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