American Actress Emma Stone has been set to play the upcoming Disney Movie “Cruella de Vil” since 2016. But somehow, just as she would finally get the chance to step on set and don the black and white wig, the La La Land actress suffered an injury when she slipped and broke her shoulder, which benefitted the Disney project in a way.
At the time, reports spread regarding how Stone’s accident may have negatively impacted the live-action prequel. As it turns out, this was a blessing in disguise.
When CinemaBlend attended Disney’s Cruella virtual press conference with costume designer Jenny Beaven, she nearly celebrated Emma Stone for the ill-timed fall, but it was for a solid reason. Jenny Beaven said: “We originally only had 10 weeks prep. We gained an extra six weeks cause Emma Stone had a minor shoulder injury that needed a lot of rest and recuperation for which saved our lives,”
“And we blessed her on a daily basis. So we got actually sixteen weeks of prep. And then, of course, you’re obviously working through the filming schedule because you only ever can, you know, you’re working in schedule order. You don’t do the end of the film first, or the end of the schedule first. You have to keep working at it.”
The Oscar-winning costume designer, Jenny Beaven has worked in the industry for over 40 years. Her major work can be seen in movies such as Gosford Park, Robert Downey Jr’s Sherlock Holmes, and The King’s Speech.
Her main undertakings were also discussed in the virtual press she said: “I don’t think [Cruella] was my biggest challenge. I would say Mad Max was because that was so out of my comfort zone. Because that was so out of my comfort zone,”
“But it also opened up a virtually a whole new career for me because having done a huge amount of lovely period dramas particularly English sort of Victorian ages and regency. I think people were slightly surprised that I could tackle the post-apocalyptic world in a rather disgusting way.”
Take a look at the official trailer of “Cruella de Vil” here,