One day, Fiona escapes and seeks assistance from a witch named Dama Fortuna, who offers her a choice between two potions: one will turn the princess beautiful, while the other guarantees Fiona's happily ever after.  The New York Times journalist A. J. Jacobs wrote that Fiona's kung fu skills rival those of actor Bruce Lee, abilities she is explained to have inherited from her mother Queen Lillian.  In an effort to expand the plot while making its characters more visually appealing and marketable "from a Hollywood" perspective, the writers decided to adapt Shrek! When people think of me they think of Fiona, it's not the other way around.  Furniss doubts Fiona would not have been able to accept her ogre form had Shrek decided to retreat to his swamp alone after kissing her.  The Washington Post film critic Desson Howe wrote that Diaz's performance offers "a funny, earthy princess.  Revealing that she "hate[s] naggy women", Diaz sometimes found herself wishing that Fiona would be "less naggy" and more compassionate and understanding towards the difficult changes Shrek is undergoing since marrying her. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Fiona appeared in the stage musical adaptation of the film, which ran on Broadway from 2008 to 2010. It's interesting to see something that's not actually tangible so fully embody your essence.  In Shrek Forever After's alternate reality, the character wears her hair unbraided for the first time, which was inspired by singer Janis Joplin. Her body is everything that she is inside. After leaving the restroom, Lydia sees her date unconscious with another girl checking up on him, and reacts visibly with tears, allowing Fiona to move in to comfort and to make sure she got home safely.  After escaping the dungeon, Fiona, Lillian and the princesses (albeit Rapunzel, who has betrayed them to marry Charming) organize a resistance to defend themselves and the kingdom. " Journalist Steve Sailer, writing for UPI, similarly wrote that "Fiona wins Shrek's heart by belching, beating up Robin Hood's Merry Men (who act like Broadway chorus boys) with cool "Matrix"-style kung fu, and cooking the Blue Bird of Happiness' eggs for breakfast. They plan an elaborate scheme to demand ransom from her father, who is rich. , During early press screenings, critics were amused by Fiona's bluebird scene to the point where they laughed hysterically. ", Todd Anthony of the Sun-Sentinel cited Fiona among several elements that make Shrek resemble an archetypal fairy tale initially. , Diaz enjoyed "the good feeling" she experienced playing Fiona, and preferred voicing her character as an ogre over a princess, the former of which she finds truly beautiful.  To make Fiona's skin more believable, the animators studied dermatology books to learn how various light sources interact with human skin, which visual effects supervisor Ken Bielenberg approached as though they were lighting Diaz herself.  Garofalo maintains that she was fired without an explanation, joking, "I assume [it is] because I sound like a man sometimes". " Teresa Brickey of The Odyssey said Fiona contested the patriarchy by "accept[ing] her body ... who she loved, and fought for right to do her thing. Fiona has appeared in two holiday-themed television specials: Shrek the Halls (2007) and Scared Shrekless (2010).  Apart from the Charlie's Angels sequel Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Shrek is the only franchise in which Diaz reprised a role. I feel very possessive of Fiona. He tells Carl that her family is willing to pay him even more. In Shrek 2 (2004), Fiona and Shrek return home from their honeymoon to find that Fiona's parents are inviting them to the kingdom of Far, Far Away to celebrate and bless their marriage. When Carl opens the briefcase to see the money inside, he turns around to see the same man standing behind him and demanding to know where his daughter is.  For example, her eyebrows sometimes cast shadows over her eyes, while her upturned lip and large eyes resulted in a "spooky" appearance.  In a DVD bonus feature, Fiona explains that she performed her own stunts in the film, claiming that she based her kung fu on Charlie's Angels. " Film critic Roger Ebert observed that Fiona is the only princess competing to be Farquaad's bride (opposite Cinderella and Snow White) "who has not had the title role in a Disney animated feature", which he considered to be "inspired by feelings DreamWorks partner Jeffrey Katzenberg has nourished since his painful departure from Disney". 's princess into a beautiful maiden who has been cursed to become ugly only during evenings, which she is forced to conceal from the film's other characters, thus providing "narrative motivation for not showing her ogre manifestation. However, reviewers were divided over the character's human design, some of whom were impressed by her technological innovations, while others found her realism unsettling and too similar to Diaz.