EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Elle Fanning Talks 'Maleficent'

Thursday, 29 May 2014 11:13
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Opening in theaters on May 30th is the new Disney film Maleficent, which is a retelling of the classic Sleeping Beauty fairy tale. The movie was directed by production designer and first time feature film director Robert Stromberg (Oz the Great and Powerful), and stars Angelina Jolie (In the Land of Blood and Honey) as the title character. In addition to Jolie, the cast also includes Elle Fanning (Super 8), Sharlto Copley (Elysium), Sam Riley (Control), Brenton Thwaites (Oculus), Lesley Manville (A Christmas Carol), Imelda Staunton (Arthur Christmas), and Juno Temple (Afternoon Delight). 

IAR's Managing Editor Jami Philbrick recently had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Elle Fanning to talk exclusively about her work on Maleficent. The popular young actress discussed her new film, working with Angelina Jolie, why the Academy Award-winner was the perfect actress to play the title role, the untold relationship between Maleficent and Aurora, why it's different than the classic Sleeping Beauty animated film, director Robert Stromberg's visual effects background, and what Fanning is looking for from a director on set. 

To watch our exclusive interview with Elle Fanning about Maleficent, please click on the video player above. 


A vindictive fairy (Jolie) is driven to curse an infant princess (Fanning) only to realize the child may be the only one who can restore peace.

Maleficent opens in theaters on May 30th. 

To watch our exclusive video interview with Juno Temple about Maleficent, please click here

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To watch our exclusive video interview with Sam Riley about Maleficent, please click here

To read our interview with Angelina Jolie about Maleficent, please click here

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