Cleopatra was misunderstood: Jolie

Angelina claims the Queen had many facets that haven't been explored.

Written by Agencies | London | Published: July 19, 2010 2:10:36 pm

Actress Angelina Jolie,who is set to play Cleopatra wants to portray the iconic role differently,though admitting that she could never be as lovely as Elizabeth Taylor in the classical version.

The 35-year-old beauty is set to take on the role of the Egyptian queen in a new biopic,previously played by the veteran actress but in the 1963 movie.

“I will play it differently to Elizabeth Taylor,but I could never be as lovely as she was. We are trying to uncover the truth about her as a leader and not just a sex symbol which she really wasn’t,she didn’t have many lovers,maybe only two,and they’re men she had children with,” Jolie said.

The American beauty said she saw Cleopatra in a different light after researching for the role.

“She was misunderstood and her life story was written wrongly. I always thought her life was very glamorous. Then I read her story and found a different side to her – that she was a mother,leader and an intellect who spoke five languages! Her upbringing also reflected her relationship with Rome – all that is much more interesting than what she was summed up to be,” Jolie said.

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