Maleficent star Angelina Jolie talks about the appeal of the film and her character’s emotional journey in this video interview courtesy of Walt Disney Pictures. Jolie explains why it was the right time for her to transform into this character and to take on this particular project which explores Maleficent’s childhood and why she turned into the evil villain we know her as from the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. The Oscar winner also explains how she got into the role and what it was like to work with Elle Fanning as Aurora.
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.
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