It’s funny when people say I will be a great villain: Angelina Jolie

"I told my kids I was playing Maleficent and they said, 'She's so scary!',” Angelina Jolie said.

London | Published: March 9, 2014 2:09:19 pm
Angelina Jolie “I told my kids I was playing Maleficent and they said, ‘She’s so scary!’,” Angelina Jolie said.

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie finds it funny when people say that her negative role in Disney’s upcoming film ‘Maleficent’ would be great.

The 38-year-old ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’ actress, who appears as the titular wicked witch in ‘Maleficent’, said she was tempted to play the character from a very long time, reported Contact Music.

“It is really funny when people say you’d be obvious for a great villain. She (Maleficent) was just my favourite as a little girl. I was terrified of her, but I was really drawn to her. I loved her,” Jolie said.

“There were some discussions about it before I got the part, and I got a phone call from my brother, who said, ‘You’ve got to get your name on the list for this!,” she
added.

Jolie, with her partner Brad Pitt, raises six children -Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox.

The actress secretly revealed the film’s plot to her kids in order to gauge their reaction.

“I told my kids I was playing Maleficent and they said, ‘She’s so scary!’ and I said, ‘Let me tell you the real story, but you can’t tell anybody.’

“And I put them in the room and I told them the story. So this was my test too, like any parent. And the next day I heard Shiloh getting into a fight with another kid, defending Maleficent, saying, ‘You don’t understand her!’ They got into a bit of an argument and I thought, ‘That’s the reason to do the film,” Jolie said.

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