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Angelina Jolie forced to do yoga for Maleficent role

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Mar 18, 2014 | 11:19am EDT

Actress Angelina Jolie was forced to take up yoga to prepare for her evil role in Maleficent. The Salt star did many of her own stunts in the film and had to build strength to perform flying scenes. Jolie's longtime stunt double Eunice Huthart urged her pal to take yoga sessions to prepare for the demanding Disney movie, but the actress says, "I have no patience for yoga. It's not something I do easily, because I'm not a still person. But I was forced to do yoga because (to fly) you have to have your core strength to be able to hold yourself. "You're almost like a puppet with all these people moving (beneath you). When you go to the left or the right all of you have to move together. It's a big dance with a lot of people." But the preparation paid off and Jolie admits she had a great time on set: "I feel like the luckiest girl in the world that I get to fly. I really feel like I'm flying!"

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