Angelina Jolie does not understand the hoopla surrounding her right-leg pose at the 2012 Oscars. Despite the fact that the stance spawned a Twitter handle, Tumblr feeds and a viral meme, the Hollywood royal did not pay it any mind.
I honestly didn't pay attention to it, she told the Huffington Post. You know what I mean? I don't watch those TV shows and if I go online and see something about myself, I don't click on it. And the people I surround myself with don't really talk about that kind of stuff. [Laughs]. I heard something, but I didn't pay any attention. It's as simple as being a woman picking a dress you like and having a night, and not really thinking about anything else.
At this year's Oscars, Angelina Jolie wore a lush velvet Atelier Versace gown, Neil Lane jewelry, Salvatore Ferragamo peep toe shoes, and a Jaime Mascaro clutch to the 84th Academy Awards last month.
What was most notable was not Jolie's beauty (which is what typically draws the most attention), but rather the way the 36-year-old posed in her gown. The mother of six modeled for photographers on the red carpet purposefully jutting out her right leg. The sheer determination to show off that bare leg caught the attention of many, who thought Jolie looked vain and awkward.
Previously, it had been reported that the actress blamed her stylist, Jen Rade, for choosing the gown and ruining her red carpet moment, according to Cover Media via Yahoo! News.
Angelina is horrified at the reaction her Oscars dress received. She pays her stylist Jen a lot of money to pick things that will make her look drop-dead gorgeous, but she felt the dress swallowed her up and she had to stick her leg, or it looked like she was wearing a bin bag, a source told British magazine Closer. Now she's being laughed at when she's worked so hard on her look. She feels like a joke and is worried her reputation may have taken a hit.
Sources said that Jolie was so upset over the joke she became on Oscars night, that she had no desire to attend the after-parties. Ange briefly went to George Clooney's post Academy Awards dinner but left early on as she was still upset, the source added.
She bitterly regrets wearing the dress and is just hoping the next time she's on the red carpet, she makes headlines for the right reasons.
However, it appears that the beautiful A-list actress could not have cared less about the buzz surrounding her right leg.
Up next for Angelina Jolie is a role in Disney's Maleficent, which will start in June and premiere in 2013. Jolie will read the role of wicked Maleficent for the film about the tale of Sleeping Beauty told from the perspective of the princess' evil nemesis.
It's a really great script. I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy, the 36-year-old actress said in an interview. It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time they're looking at this epic woman [in a different way].