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Angelina Jolie's evil turn in 'Maleficent'

By Alicia PowellMovies - 08 May 2014 11:00 AM

Angelina Jolie's evil turn in 'Maleficent'

Angelina Jolie was recently in Paris to promote her new Disney movie 'Maleficent' which opens in theatres here on 29 May.

Jolie not only plays the sinister Maleficent from the classic 'Sleeping Beauty' in the film, she also served as producer.

"I think in any film you're a part of you try to participate in all levels as much as they let you, and you try to be a part of solutions for every different team and what's going on, whether it be sound or the stunts, so this just by nature just happened organically and that I had to be more involved in making sure the pieces were right and so just did a little bit more work," Jolie said.

Jolie and fiance Brad Pitt's five-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt makes her cinematic debut in the flick.

"There were a few little kids that came to set and every time they saw me they'd scream and one little boy said: 'mummy tell the mean witch to stop talking to me'. So, they really were, I couldn't, so we couldn't really cast somebody who would be loving towards a monster, but Vivienne is that little girl that kind of clings to her mum no matter what i'm doing and so she was unfazed by me being very mean."

The older version of Princess Aurora was played by Elle Fanning, who said the role was a childhood dream come true.

"When I was little, when people asked me what do you want to be when you grow up I would say a Disney princess, like always, like that's your dream, so and for me to kind of be able to say that I got to do that is like so exciting. So, I wanted to make it, make her the best version of her I could I guess," Fanning said.

'Maleficent' opens in cinemas 29 May

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  • Maleficent

    (2014)
  • Rated
    PG /
    Genre
    Fantasy
  • Language
    Eng
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