Sunday 18 March 2018

Jolie: My kids can see Maleficent

Angelina Jolie plays Sleeping Beauty sorceress Maleficent in a new film
Angelina Jolie plays Sleeping Beauty sorceress Maleficent in a new film

Angelina Jolie has revealed her delight about starring in Maleficent, because her children can watch her on screen.

The Oscar-winning actress, best known for more adult films like Tomb Raider, Mr And Mrs Smith and Girl Interrupted, portrays the Sleeping Beauty sorceress in the Disney live-action film, which tells the story from the villain's perspective.

"I didn't realise how many films I made that my kids can't see until I did this," the mother-of-six told the Daily Mail.

"Now I realise which ones. It's been so much fun to have something like this coming out where the kids are so excited and can come see it. They loved to be on set and they played in the fairy mound and they loved meeting Elle and Prince Charming and hanging out with Diaval."

She added: "So it was like just sharing this play time, which is of course what I do for a living, but when it comes down to this level and this world, you can really share it with your kids and it was the greatest."

Angelina admitted she had doubts about taking on such a well-known character.

"I was very scared to take it on that I would disappoint the fans and I'm one of them. I was a big fan of hers when I was little and then when you get into it you just want to make sure you make some bold choices and there's no going back with a character like that," she said.

"You just have to really think of the audience and really try to be as entertaining and as full on as possible so you don't disappoint and everyone has a good time watching the movie."

The 38-year-old has also revealed she has written a film for her and fiance Brad Pitt to star in.

"We're thinking about it. I wrote something - it's an independent little film for us to experiment [with] and just work together again," she told Good Morning Britain, adding: "Maybe we'd have to direct each other."

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