Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning talk Maleficent! Full UK Press Conference
Today, London’s Corinthia Hotel played host to the UK press conference for new Disney movie Maleficent, which hits UK screens on 28 May 2014.
Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic “Sleeping Beauty” and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately turn her pure heart to stone.
Driven by revenge and a fierce desire to protect the moors over which she presides, Maleficent cruelly places an irrevocable curse upon the human king’s newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Aurora is caught in the middle of the seething conflict between the forest kingdom she has grown to love and the human kingdom that holds her legacy. Maleficent realizes that Aurora may hold the key to peace in the land and is forced to take drastic actions that will change both worlds forever.
The film stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Elle Fanning as Aurora, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Lesley Manville.
Check out our video of the full press conference to see Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning chat about their characters Maleficent and Aurora, how Maleficent the movie compares to the original Disney movie Sleeping Beauty, how much fun it is playing a villain, how Angelina took her character’s horns home with her, whether Angelina scared her children as Maleficent, why they chose Vivienne Jolie-Pitt to play the young Aurora in Maleficent, what it’s like for Angelina and Brad Pitt to see their daughter on screen in a movie, whether she’d like her other children to become actors, and whether her kids have watched Angelina and Brad Pitt’s movies yet!
Angelina Jolie also chats about whether she liked fairy tales as a child, why she didn’t really admire the princesses in the early Disney movies, why she likes to make up her own stories for her kids at bedtime, why she doesn’t really like a happy ending in a fairy tale, why she was always curious about Maleficent as a child and why children are drawn to things that are dark.
Elle Fanning talks about whether Angelina Jolie is scary in real life and what it was like meeting Angelina for the first time at Pinehurst studios on the Maleficent set in London.
Angelina tells us how thrilled she’d be if drag artists were inspired by her character in Maleficent and which artist she’d like to lip-sync to!