Just one day after Disney released a teaser trailer of Angelina Jolie flapping her wings as the evil, eponymous star of Maleficent, an additional trailer has been released—and evil has never looked so good!
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, the 38-year-old admitted she liked going to the dark side to play the evil character, who she said she was “drawn” to as a child, and revealed the most difficult part was making the evil character relatable—especially for children.
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“She has a darkness. And how do you make a film about someone who curses a baby and make them relatable? It’s like the worst thing you could possibly do,” she said.
“The exercise wasn’t, how can we have fun with a villain? It was: what turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel. What could have possibly happened to her that would get her to that moment in the christening? She wasn’t invited, so she’s pissed off?”
Angie explained added she was so good at channeling her evil side, that she had to cast her daughter Vivienne, as the young Aurora.
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“She was 4 at the time and other 3- and 4-year-old [actors] wouldn’t come near me. Big kids thought I was cool! But little kids really didn’t like me,” she explained.
“So, in order to have a child that wants to play with [Maleficent] but I don’t want to play with her—to have that scene—it had to be a child that really liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws… So it had to be Viv.”
Check out Angelina’s evil side for yourself in the trailer below:
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