When you’re playing an elephant in an upcoming Disney movie, what do you do to get into character? You wear an elephant onesie, of course!
Brooklynn Prince, who voices baby elephant Ruby in The One And Only Ivan, first brought up the idea when she ran into Angelina Jolie, the voice of Stella, at the Critic’s Choice Awards. “I go home. And I’m like, mom, mamma, mamma, please buy me and Angie elephant onesies!”
There was more elephant bonding beyond the onesies for Angelina and Brooklynn. “Angie also bought me this stuffed animal with a little baby elephant and a big elephant holding each other’s trunks for Easter.”
“I think it’s safe to say we became like the elephant family,” says Angelina. “We got really into our characters, us two.”
You can stream The One And Only Ivan on Disney+ starting on August 21, 2020.