Angelina Jolie Elle Fanning Maleficent Press Conference

The Disney marketing wagon has been in town over the last few days, with Kensington Palace playing host to a lavish premiere (see our interviews with the cast here) and today the UK Press Conference took place in Central London.

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 Piracy

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