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INTERVIEWS/REVIEWS: Sam Riley HollywoodNewsWire.net  "Maleficent - Arrival02"  photo
Interview by: Izumi Hasegawa
May 20, 2014
Sam Riley - Maleficent
Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA
Interview by Izumi Hasegawa

Q: Much like Sharlto Copley, you get to be on the ground floor in terms of creating your character. What did you do to nail your physicality?
SR: Itfs weird because itfs not obvious what you need to research. In the original film, he doesnft do very much – he looks half asleep half of the time and hefs never a human. I looked online at videos of ravens but I didnft really understand how big they were. When I was at the studio in London, they arranged for me to spend some time with real ravens – one particular one, I canft remember his name. Eddie or something like that – maybe appropriately human. He was big. Theyfre huge birds with a wingspan as big as my arms. I was quite intimidated at first. I watched him for a couple of hours and filmed him. The movement coach then came. We talked about what he was doing and what sort of character...

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