Angelina Jolie, Oscars

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It's no secret Angelina Jolie is one tough cookie when it comes to stunts, but the brunette beauty was recently forced to endure one of her least favorite workouts.

Why? In order to fully prepare for her highly anticipated title role in Maleficent.

USA Today revealed that the Sleeping Beauty villain not only has scary horns and a menacing cloak, but she also has massive black wings, and Jolie shared what it was like to fly, as well as the workout she reluctantly agreed to, in order to pull off the physically challenging scenes like a pro.

Her secret? Yoga, but don't start calling her a devotee like fellow stars Jennifer Aniston or Hilaria Baldwin.

Angelina Jolie, Maleficent


Jolie's longtime stunt coordinator Eunice Huthart (a close pal of the actress, who is also Shiloh's godmother) kicked Angie's workouts into high gear and emphasized yoga in order to further strengthen the fit star's core.  

"She made me do yoga. And I have no patience for yoga," the 38-year-old star admitted. "It's not something I do easily, because I'm not a still person. But I was forced to do yoga because [to fly] you have to have your core strength to be able to hold yourself."

So what's really going on behind the scenes when the mother of six is flying high in the sky?

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"You're almost like a puppet with all these people moving [beneath you]," Jolie explained. "When you go to the left or the right all of you have to move together. It's a big dance with a lot of people."

Still, despite the difficulties Jolie couldn't be happier to soar as the Mistress of All Evil.

"I feel like the luckiest girl in the world that I get to fly," Brad Pitt's better half admitted. "I really feel like I'm flying!"

Maleficent hits theaters May 30. Meanwhile, Jolie is seemingly back to her yoga-free life.

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