We aren’t quite sure if this is the mark of good or band parenting, but Disney has just confirmed that Angelina Jolie’s daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt will make her feature film debut opposite her mother in the upcoming movie “Maleficent.” She’ll play a young version of Sleeping Beauty.
Considering most people probably know that character created for the 1959 Disney version of the fairytale isn’t exactly the nicest person, we’re intrigued by the fact that Jolie is letting her 4-year-old see her in her most evil role yet. Vivienne will be the first of the Jolie-Pitt’s brood to make the jump to the big screen. Her part as young Aurora will be a small one, as Elle Fanning is playing Sleeping Beauty for the majority of the film. In fact, we’d guess that Vivienne will only play Aurora when she is being cursed by Maleficent at the beginning of the well-known fairy tale.
Considering how protective Jolie and longtime partner Brad Pitt are of their children, we’re surprised that A-list stars are letting Vivienne get involved in Hollywood at such a young age. At least Jolie will be there to monitor her, even if she will be dressed like this. Since the movie focuses on Maleficent’s side of the story, it could be that she’s not as evil as the Disney version of the story would have us believe. That’s the tale Jolie is telling, at least.
“It’s not anti-princess,” she said of the movie in a recent interview. “But it’s the first time they’re looking at this epic woman… I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn’t mean she can’t have other [warmer] qualities.”
“Maleficent” is due in theaters in March 2014.
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