In my household we’ve been talking about Maleficent forever. Honestly, May 30 can’t come soon enough! Not only is our family friend Robert Stromberg making his directorial debut but we’re huge fans of the fairytale, Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning! Call us odd, but my family likes our fairytales served with a darker edge and by all accounts this film is going to deliver.
And it’s that darker edge that led Vivienne Jolie-Pitt to be cast in the film. Yes, we can officially add Hollywood Mom to Jolie’s never-ending list of achievements.
On casting her daughter Vivienne in Maleficent and how she and Brad Pitt feel about their children being child actors, Angeline Jolie tells Elle Magazine:
“For young Aurora, they needed a child who wouldn’t be fazed by the Mistress of All Evil hissing ‘I don’t like children’ in her face. And my little Vivienne—we call her my shadow, because there’s nothing I can do to shake her. I can be tired, I can be grumpy, I can be in a terrible mood, and she doesn’t care. It’s ‘Mommy, Mommy,’ and she’ll cling to me,” Jolie says. “We knew that she would still do that thing, she’d still smile at me and insist that I pick her up. So we couldn’t really cast anybody else.”
Her children Pax and Zahara also appear in the film, in cameos in the christening/cursing scene.
Jolie tells Elle, “I asked Shiloh about being Aurora, and she laughed in my face. She said she’d be a horned creature.”
On her children acting in the future:
“Brad and I made the decision that we wouldn’t keep