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Having made a name for himself playing Ian Curtis in the exceptional biopic Control, Sam Riley’s big screen appearances ever since have been somewhat eclectic, and he continues on in much of the same fashion, this time appearing in Disney’s latest fairytale blockbuster, Maleficent.

Riley stars as Diaval, a raven who morphs into a human, and the loyal accomplice to the vindictive Maleficent, played by Angelina Jolie. Riley discusses his time spent working with the actress, and his decision to get involved in this particular project. He also tells us what animal he’d most like to transform into in real life…

Maleficent is released on Wednesday May 28th. Check out the film’s tumblr here.