Actress Angelina Jolie To Play Maleficent
Actress Angelina Jolie is starring in the new Disney movie Maleficent. The film depicts the untold tale of the villainess from the classic animated film Sleeping Beauty. With an Oscar-winning actress on board, the studio will be revealing the events in Maleficent’s life that caused her to curse Aurora.
The studio recently released a photo of Jolie wearing the infamous horned headpiece with glowing yellow eyes and blood-red lipstick. Angelina, who has six children and will soon be marrying actor Brad Pitt, is excited to embody the evil character. In fact, she told Entertainment Weekly “I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy.”
Angelina recently took her family to see the musical Wicked, which also features a wicked villainess before her evil transformation.
As one of Hollywood’s highest paid actresses, the addition of Jolie to the Disney flick was a good call by the film’s casting department. The film also stars Elle Fanning, Miranda Richardson and Sam Riley.
In 1975, Angelina Jolie was born. She has a brother, James Haven, and resided with her family in Los Angeles, California, until her parents separated. Angelina’s mother moved with her children to Palisades, New York, for five years and then returned to California.
Angelina began acting in 1982 and is the daughter of actor Jon Voight. Jolie has won numerous awards for her talents including an Academy Award, several Golden Globe Awards and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. When she took on the role of Lara Croft in the Tomb Raider franchise, she gained world-wide fame.
The popular actress gives her time to humanitarian causes and is a former Goodwill Ambassador. Three of her six children are adopted, and Jolie has three biological children with actor Brad Pitt.
Angelia admitted that she enjoys playing the bad guy such as the character of Maleficent. However, she did reveal that the evil witch will show the audience her redeeming qualities. She also said “It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. It’s not anti-princess, but it’s the first time they’re looking at this epic woman in a different way.”