Sharlto Copley is a quirky and flawed King Stefan in Disney's upcoming “Maleficent” and when I sat down with him this week, he was very excited to talk about his character-actor approach to that role.
He was also quite pleased to tease his latest collaboration with “District 9” and “Elysium” helmer Neill Blomkamp on the very peculiar-sounding (and deceptively titled) new sci-fi film “Chappie.”
In “Chappie,” currently set for a March 2015 release, Copley plays the title character, who gets kidnapped and raised by a pair of criminals. The catch is that Chappie is a robot with artificial intelligence.
Copley is primarily a voice in “Chappie,” which he says will be “massively unique,” but he also explains how the animators worked with him to create his character.
Check out that chunk of the interview above.
And stay tuned for next week when I'll post my full interviews with Copley, Elle Fanning and other key “Maleficent” figures (no, not Angelina Jolie, alas).