Angelina Jolie looked effortlessly stylish as she returned to her Paris hotel early Friday morning.
The actress, 48, was in the French capital on the set of the biopic Maria – a film directed by Pablo Larraín about iconic opera singer Maria Callas.
After spending the day dressed in costume, including wide-rimmed glasses, Angelina returned to the present with her chic, understated outfit.
The Hollywood star wore a trench coat over the top of a custom black midi dress.
Angelina complemented the look with black pumps and a large Celine handbag.
Chic: Angelina Jolie looked effortlessly stylish as she returned to her hotel in Paris early Friday morning
Busy: The actress, 48, has been in the French capital filming the biopic Maria – a film directed by Pablo Larraín about iconic opera singer Maria Callas
The screen siren swapped her character’s large glasses for dark glasses.
Angelina was photographed leaving her taxi and entering her hotel around 2:30 in the morning after a long day of filming.
The star looked worlds away from her usual Hollywood self when the first images from biopic Maria were released earlier this week.
Angelina transformed herself into the role of iconic opera singer Maria Callas for the film that will follow her turbulent life and legacy.
In a sneak preview of Angelina as Maria, the actress goes makeup-free and wears thick brown-rimmed glasses and a chunky knit as filming begins.
In another photo, the Mr. and Mrs. Smith star looks much more glamorous with winged eyeliner and a plush-trimmed coat with fur trim.
Angelina is lucky enough to wear some of Callas’ real clothes in the film, including vintage fur items from Massimo Cantini Parrini’s archive collection.
Maria, one of the most renowned and influential opera singers of the 20th century, died in 1977.
So stylish: After spending the day dressed in costume, including wide-rimmed glasses, Angelina brought her chic, understated outfit back to the present
Cool: The screen siren ditched her character’s big glasses in favor of some dark shades
Character: Angelina looked almost unrecognizable as she was spotted on the set of her new film in Paris on Thursday
The artist was known for her incredible range on stage and her turbulent love life, which included a romance with Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis, who later married Jackie Kennedy.
“I take responsibility for Maria’s life and legacy very seriously,” Angelina previously said in a statement. “I will give everything I can to meet the challenge.”
The Tomb Raider star also mentioned the film’s director, Pablo, whom she said she “long admired.”
The mother-of-six added: “It’s a dream to be able to tell more of Maria’s story with him, and with a script by Steven Knight.”
Jolie has played famous people before: in 1998 she played the role of tragic supermodel Gia Carangi in Gia and in 2007 she played the role of Mariana Pearl in the film A Mighty Heart.
The director, who is best known for biopics Jackie (about Jackie Kennedy, played by Natalie Portman) and Spencer (about Princess Diana, played by Kristen Stewart), said: “Having the opportunity to combine my two most deep and personal passions , film and opera, has been a long-awaited dream,” said Larraín.
‘To do this with Angelina, an extremely courageous and curious artist, is a fascinating opportunity. A true gift.’
Hard at work: Angelina was pictured leaving her taxi and heading into her hotel around 2:30am after a long day of filming
Unrecognizable: Angelina looked worlds away from her usual Hollywood glamor when the first images from biopic Maria were released earlier this week
Biopic: The actress, 48, has transformed herself into the role of iconic opera singer Maria Callas for the film, which will follow her turbulent life and legacy