Angelina Jolie recently revealed her plans on how she will play Cleopatra in the big screen version of the Egyptian queen's life. Elizabeth Taylor portrayed the queen in 1963's Oscar-winning version. Jolie says that her approach will be different, according to an interview with Stella Magazine :
“She has been very misunderstood. I thought it was all about the glamour, but then I read about her and she was a very strong mother, she spoke five languages and she was a leader.
“My performance will never be as lovely as Elizabeth's. We are trying to get into a different truth about her as a pharaoh in history and not a sex symbol, because she really wasn't.
“Even this idea of her having many lovers - it was possible that it was only two. She is very interesting, but she wasn't a great beauty.”
The new film will be based on the novel, Queen Of the Nile: Cleopatra, A Life. Despite no director being attached the film is slated for a 2013 release. Jolie is interested in having David Fincher direct. I am interested in seeing Jolie's portrayal of Cleopatra.
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