Elle Fanning dressed up as Sleeping Beauty as kid

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 3 June 2014
Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning dressed up as Sleeping Beauty when she was younger and admits she was her favourite Disney princess

Elle Fanning dressed up as Sleeping Beauty when she was younger.

The 16-year-old actress stars opposite Angelina Jolie in Disney's 'Maleficent', which is the re-working of classic tale, and she admits the princess was her favourite Disney character when she was growing up.

In an interview with Time Out Dubai, she said: "Sleeping Beauty was my favourite. I looked like her, blonde hair and pink dress. I love pink. I would go buy her stuff in the Disney store and dress up. It's a dream come true. I watched the animated film so many times.' "

Fanning was nervous about meeting her co-star Jolie, who plays the film's villainous lead and she insists she was really welcoming.

She added: "We were at Pinewood Studios rehearsing. Everyone was, like, [whispers] 'Angelina's here!' and I turned the corner and there she was. Then you're like: Oh, she's a lady. Everyone stares at her, she's so gorgeous. But she gave me a huge hug and said, 'I'm so happy we're going to work together, we're going to have so much fun.' And it really was."


  • 2014
  • US
  • 1h 37min
  • 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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