Emma Thompson stars in the latest Disney film , Cruella , as Baroness Von Hellman. He is a figure who ignites the evil side of the main character, Estella aka Cruella de Vil (Emma Stone).
Baroness is a fashion legend who is interested in Estella’s fashion creations. However, he is a person who does not easily sympathize with others. This makes Thompson have to be cruel to Stone in the scene.
“Of course we’re acting and not really cruel. There’s nothing more fun than pretending,” said Thompson in a virtual global press conference.
The 62-year-old actress admitted that she had no trouble playing a cruel character because of her experience observing the ins and outs of the entertainment world.
“Really bad people like that, loud, and narcissistic are rare. But there are quite a number of them in the entertainment business,” he said.
According to Thompson, people who have a hard and unpleasant character will always exist in any field. The Baroness is a mixed example of all those types of people.
Cruella is set in London, England in the 1970s. Tells about the early life of Cruella de Vil, the famous villain from the film 101 Dalmatians.
Previously, Cruella was named Estella, a woman who had hopes of being famous through her clothing designs. He then meets Baroness Von Hellman, but their relationship then moves Estella’s dark side.
Besides Emma Stone and Emma Thompson, Cruella also stars Emily Beecham, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, and Mark Strong. It will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar on May 28, 2021.