How ironic seeing that Hollywood parents usually push their kids to follow in their parents’ footsteps.
Angie is covering Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue and gave a rather interesting interview where she talks about the freedom that her children are given.
“We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That’s not our goal for Brad [Pitt] and I at all,” she tells the issue.
“But the other 3- and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv,” she said when discussing her character as Maleficent.
The Oscar winner went on to explain that Shiloh was very much against having her mother play the part of Disney’s “darkest” character.
“They went, ‘She’s so scary,” before adding that she explained to them why Maleficent is the way she is, which suddenly opened their eyes.
“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.”
And while Shiloh and Vivianne finally understood the character a little more, Pax was still a little unsure, especially when he saw his mother with green contact lenses, dark makeup and super scary clothing. Stuff that’d make any child freak out!
“When Pax saw me for the first time, he ran away and got upset – and I thought he was kidding, so I was pretending to chase him until I actually found him crying,” Jolie confesses.
“I had to take off pieces [of the makeup] in front of him to show him it was all fake and not freak out so much.”
Maleficent hits theaters May 30th and has already proven to be a huge success in terms of its fans and their excitement for the film. The trailer has already gone viral on YouTube.