When the film was announced, along with the casting of Angelina Jolie in the role of one the studio’s most iconic villains, it seemed a match made it heaven. As we’ve seen with Snow White and the Huntsman and Mirror Mirror we are retelling fairy tales with the darkness inherent in them pushed to the fore. Maleficent may open up the world familiar to millions as that of Sleeping Beauty but there’s certain to be a rough ride on the journey to that stone heart our titular character obtains.
Below are our videos for each question. The film opens here on the 28th of May.
On Finding the character Maleficent
On Growing up with Disney Fairytales
On Recreating a Disney Character
Angelina Jolie on her Future as an Actor
Angelina Jolie on her Children Watching her Movies
On Being Embraced by the Drag Queen Community
On Having Fun Playing the Bad Guy
On Jolie’s Daughter Vivianne being in the Movie
On Exploring their Character Backstory
On English Accents & Keeping Props
Fanning on working with Jolie and Jolie on Taking Maleficent Home
Filling in the blanks on Movies They’ve Done Before
On Maleficent and Sleeping Beauty
Watch the press conference in full below