Oscars 2022: Jenny Beavan 'almost said no' to 'Cruella'
Did You Know Costume Designer Jenny Beavan ‘Almost Said No’ To ‘Cruella’? (Pic Credit: Instagram/jennybeavandesigns, Movie Still)

English costume designer Jenny Beavan, who bagged the Oscar for ‘Best Costume Design’ for her work in the American crime film, ‘Cruella’, shared that she almost said ‘No’ to the film.

She also said that the film’s ability to give joy in tough times of global conflict is one of the great things that it brings to the table.

Speaking on her Oscar win, Jenny Beavan took to the stage for her acceptance speech as she said, “The great thing about a film like ‘Cruella’ is that it does give a bit of fun and joy in these terrible times.”

“I have to say when (producer) Kristin Burr and (director) Craig Gillespie asked me to do this movie, I truly didn’t think we had time. I mean, I actually nearly said no.”

Continuing her speech, Jenny Beavan said, “Glad I didn’t. The only reason I didn’t was that Clare Spragge, who’s sitting just there sparkling, said she would come on board as costume supervisor and bring the team, the team of the most phenomenal, creative, clever, generous, amazing people without whom obviously it wouldn’t have happened.”

Her win at this year’s Oscars marked her third Oscar win amid 11 nominations. Her fellow nominees this year in the best costume design category included Jacqueline West and Bob Morgan for ‘Dune’, Paul Tazewell for ‘West Side Story’, Luis Sequeira for ‘Nightmare Alley’ and Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran for ‘Cyrano’.

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