Angelina Jolie is getting set to take on the Disney villain Maleficent in a new live-action tale which begins production this June. The actress recently talked about taking on this classic character, and said she believed Sleeping Beauty's evil stepmother is actually a great person.
"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. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she's not perfect. She's far from perfect. In general, it's a very good message to say, 'Let's look at something from the other side.' But then also, what our challenge will be - and the script writer [Linda Woolverton] has already cracked it - is not to simplify it, not to just reverse the story but tell a bigger story that doesn't point the finger [at Princess Aurora] either. It doesn't flip it."
The actress also talked a bit about the look of her title character, revealing she has already been fitted for her horns.
"I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy. We're still figuring out the look. We're experimenting with different things. But the horns are the horns - you can't deny them. You have to have horns."