(Cover) - EN Movies - Emmy Rossum had a great time depicting a dark character with “ultimate man control” in Beautiful Creatures.

The actress portrays Ridley in the supernatural teen drama based on the eponymous novel written by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.

Beautiful Creatures is a coming-of-age story that explores the relationship between a witch and a bored small town teenager who falls in love with her.

Emmy’s character is complex and multifaceted.

“Well I’m Ridley. And today I’m blonde. Other days I look different. If you stick around later today I’ll look really different. I’m a bit of a shape shifter. Or not actually a shape shifter but I… I’m kind of like a bad girl evil witch,” she told Collider. “With a tiny little heart underneath. And my power is the ability to manipulate people to see or think anything about me. Kind of just, ultimate man control. [As an evil witch I get to] kill men. Yeah it’s mostly just manipulating men to get what I want.”

Emmy’s persona has a number of different looks.

The stylisation was maddening at times for the actress.

“[Ridley had] about six [looks]. [I changed] about as many times as I have scenes,” she said.

“For me, it’s all about the essence of the character and what that brings out in me, and it’s so different than that character. So it’s really a different experience for me. But the time in hair and makeup is the same. And equally annoying.”

Beautiful Creatures will be released in cinemas around Valentine’s Day next year.