Sam Riley forgot about his Irish accent in the first Maleficent movie while running down the lines for the second one.
'Maleficent' was released on 30 May 2014, and it was the time when Disney was experimenting with the live-action remakes of their past classic hit movies. The story of ‘Maleficent’ was switched up to show a new side of the character and give her a reason for the things she does in the film.
The movie was received fine by the fans and relatively okay by the critics, but the box office numbers were massive. In total, the film made over $750 million at the box office, but it took five years for the creators of the movie and the studio Disney to bring everyone together to run it back one more time for a sequel.
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'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' is releasing tomorrow, and Sam Riley, who plays 'Diaval' the Raven/Human spy for 'Maleficent,' forgot one important detail of his character when he sat down to run the line for the sequel, his accent. Sam Riley is British, and he sports a raspy British accent in real life, but he hid it well in the movie and used an Irish accent instead.
Sam was getting his costume fitting done, and then he sat down to get his lines, but then he felt there was something wrong. He felt like something odd was happening, and then he realized it is his accent, instead of talking in the character’s Irish accent, he was using his own voice and accent. Sam was talking to Cinema Blend, and he spoke about feeling odd and the reason for it all.
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“Honestly, as soon as they put the gear back on, it was like yesterday,” the actor started. “I didn't do all of the bird homework and stuff again. The only funny thing that happened was I put all the stuff on, and I started talking and going through my lines, and I thought, 'Something sounds wrong.' And I forgot that I was Irish!”
Since the movie is a fantasy flick and not set in the real world, what is the reason to even speak in an accent? The actor revealed it was all set up for the purpose of filming. “It was an idea that the Moor folk would have a Celtic connection,” Sam explained. “which is why Sharlto Copley's character was Scottish because he was sort of Halfling, and that was the idea. - I don't know if that was in there first movie. That's just how it ended up. I enjoy doing accents because it gives you something else to create, something different from yourself.”
'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' is releasing tomorrow, and it will go up against the past two weeks’ champion 'Joker,' which is doing magnificent business. Also, 'Zombieland: Double Tap' is also releasing tomorrow, and it will be interesting to see how the box office numbers shake out in the end.
'Maleficent 2' is going to take the 1st spot, which is guaranteed, but the number two spot will be up for grabs between the zombie flick and the one with the Joker. Angelina Jolie is returning to portray the eponymous character with Michelle Pfeiffer joining to put some hurdles on the path of Maleficent. Elle Fanning is also returning as 'Aurora' and will be put in between the two mothers, as they got at each other for the sake of their children.
Watch: The trailer for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
'Maleficent: Mistress of Evil' is receiving mixed reviews with 46% on Rotten Tomatoes and all criticism leveled at the plot of the story with praise going towards the performance of Jolie, Pfeiffer, and Fanning. The movie will be released to the general public on 18 October 2019, and tickets are currently available.
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