CANNES, France — The Cannes Film Festival brings out the biggest stars, but it has also become one of the most glamorous events of the year, as we witnessed on the first day of the event. So when one has to work the red carpet at the festival, one has to make sure she looks her best, which isn’t a problem for “Kung Fu Panda 2” star Angelina Jolie.
Jolie, who is known for her classic, elegant style, is used to turning heads. But when we caught up with the actress, we had to ask if she ever feels she has to top herself at Cannes.
“It’s all the same,” Jolie said of the pressure of dressing for a red carpet. “When I’m not doing this, I wear the same pants and same shirt every day. I don’t change.”
Jolie’s funnyman costar Jack Black chimed in, asking, “Don’t you wash them?”
“On occasion, but I have a few of the same things. It’s like a uniform,” Jolie replied.
Well, we can’t say that Black takes the same laid-back approach to fashion. When planning for Cannes, he decided to bring his style to a whole new level.
“I wore my best shirt, favorite jeans and cream-colored pumas,” Black joked. “I’m giving you my A-stuff.”
In the “Kung Fu Panda” sequel, Black and Jolie reprise their roles as Dragon Warrior Po and Tigress, respectively. But the audition for the role wasn’t easy for Jolie , who had to get past her fear of her own voice.
“I was doing Southern, I was doing British, I was doing any accent I could come up with,” Jolie said. “Finally, they had to give me the talking-to that they’d analyzed my voice, they’d hired me and everything was fine.”
Stick with MTV News all week for all of the scoop from the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.