Angelina Jolie: Vivienne could handle Maleficent

Angelina Jolie cast daughter Vivienne in 'Maleficent' because she could handle her character's evil comments like "I don't like children, go away" and star back lovingly at her mother

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Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie found it difficult being mean to daughter Vivienne in 'Maleficent'.

The 38-year-old actress who plays the titular villain in the re-imagining of Walt Disney's 1959 'Sleeping Beauty' worked opposite her adorable five-year-old daughter who was cast as the young Princess Aurora and although she had to say horrible things to the tiny tot she was glad to have her lovingly staring back at her.

Talking on 'Good Morning Britain', she said: "It's not easy. I actually had to say to her things like 'I don't like children, go away'. When you say that to your own kids in the big devil horns, in the staff... But, fortunately, because she's my kid, that's why we cast her, other kids were scared of me. I could say anything and look as scary as they come and she'd just smile at me like 'I don't care, I love you'."

Despite Vivienne being in the film Jolie - who also raises Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, seven, and twins Knox with fiance Brad Pitt - admitted they didn't want any of their six children to become movie stars.

She told Mail Online: "Neither one of us want our children to be actors, Brad and I but it was just I really couldn't ask another four/ five year old to do it because kids on set did actually get scared and they would cry when they would see me."

Maleficent

  • 2014
  • US
  • 97 min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Robert Stromberg
  • Cast: Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Brenton Thwaites, Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Miranda Richardson, Imelda Staunton
  • UK release: 28 May 2014

Hollywood's preoccupation with revamping fairy tales continues with this star-spangled adaptation of Sleeping Beauty.

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