While both Emma Thompson (Baroness von Hellman) and Emma Stone (Estella/Cruella) do a phenomenal job of being evil in Disney’s Cruella, I got to see first hand just how nice they are and how funny they are together. How you ask? Well, I got a chance to attend the Cruella Virtual Press Conference a few weeks ago. Joined by Craig Gillespie (Director), Jenny Beavan (Costume Designer), Nadia Stacey (Hair & Makeup) and Fiona Crombie (Production Designer), it was quite a fun experience. Of course, I gathered some Cruella Fun Facts to share with you all.

Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. © 2021 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Cruella Fun Facts

  • It only took 1 take for the cake scene buy they did have another available just in case. In fact, one of their concerns was that the cake would collapse.
  • The trash dress train was 160 feet.
  • Estella’s hair and makeup were used as a tool of deception since she has to disguise herself from the Baroness.
  • At one point, they had a hard time finding black and white wigs for Emma Stone so they kept alternating between 2 wigs.
  • They used 120 wigs for the last party scene in the film.
  • They used 19th century makeup with 16th century wigs.
  • Music was factored into the shoots, it was a big part of it.

Cruella is now officially in theaters and on Disney+ with premier access.

About Cruella

Academy Award® winner Emma Stone (“La La Land”) stars in Disney’s “Cruella,” an all-new live-action feature film about the rebellious early days of one of cinemas most notorious – and notoriously fashionable – villains, the legendary Cruella de Vil. “Cruella,” which is set in 1970s London amidst the punk rock revolution, follows a young grifter named Estella, a clever and creative girl determined to make a name for herself with her designs.

She befriends a pair of young thieves who appreciate her appetite for mischief, and together they are able to build a life for themselves on the London streets. One day, Estella’s flair for fashion catches the eye of the Baroness von Hellman, a fashion legend who is devastatingly chic and terrifyingly haute, played by two-time Oscar® winner Emma Thompson (“Howards End,” “Sense & Sensibility”).

But their relationship sets in motion a course of events and revelations that will cause Estella to embrace her wicked side and become the raucous, fashionable and revenge-bent Cruella.