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08-11-04, 20:17
Olympias, played by Angelina Jolie-

Angelina Jolie (29), who played Alexander’s mother, Olympias, looked calm and gentler than imagined. Wearing a slightly see-though black T-shirt and skin-tight jeans, she looked more mature than energetic, unlike images of her previous movies such as Tomb Raider.

“I guess in ancient Greek society, a woman won ‘passage’ by giving a birth to a child. If a female who experienced power suffered from a tumultuous relationship with a husband, she would probably become abnormally obsessed with her son like Olympias.”

In the movie, Olympias is always accompanied by snakes. This visual description of her is based on historic references but it also symbolized Olympias’ cruelty and calmness.

Jolie spoke of the snakes, “Of course, I was scared. I repeatedly asked the snake keeper, ‘please feed the snakes well.’ Once, the snake keeper poured a whole container full of snakes onto my head, saying I should get used to them. Now, I understand them, though I don’t love them.” (laugh.)

Jolie divorced director-actor Billy Bob Thornton last year and is currently raising an adopted son, Maddox, from Cambodia.

Complete Story and Source: BBC (http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?bicode=130000&biid=2004110919118)

tlr online
08-11-04, 22:50
Some more of this HERE (http://english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?biid=2004110919118) altho I think it's only stuff regurgitated from the Beeb.