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  • VOICEOVER: When you were young, you were told a tale about a noble king,

  • a wicked curse and a sleeping beauty.

  • But you've never heard the real story.

  • WOMAN: It's about, how did she become this evil?

  • And it's nice that it's kind of from her point of view

  • instead of, you know, from Sleeping Beauty's point of view.

  • I shall bestow a gift on the child.

  • She's kind of of the land and so there's something

  • kind of slightly unusual about her.

  • It's so ugly, you could almost feel sorry for it.

  • FANNING: She doesn't know that she's a princess.

  • She's, you know, kind of trapped away in this cottage

  • with her three aunties, who are fairies,

  • which she doesn't know either.

  • So a lot of secrets are kept from her.

  • She's not been corrupted yet.

  • She doesn't know to be scared of things.

  • That's part of the reason when she kind of meets Maleficent

  • for the first time, she's not scared.

  • She doesn't know that that IS supposed to be scary.

  • I am not afraid.

  • Then come out.

  • Then YOU'LL be afraid.

  • No, I won't.

  • Our princess isn't just a delicate, you know, little flower,

  • she also has some strength to her.

  • DISTANT VOICE: (ECHOES) Maleficent. Maleficent.

  • You see Aurora, and she's always smiling and, you know, happy

  • and then in that scene, something glazes over her,

  • the trance comes on and that's such an iconic moment.

  • When we did that, I really wanted to make sure that it was right

  • and we had the lights and all of that.

  • I know who you are.

  • Do you?

  • You're my fairy godmother.

  • JOLIE: There is nobody better for this role than Elle.

  • She IS Sleeping Beauty.

  • She's so full of love,

  • she's a very strong girl, which is very nice, you know.

  • She's not some little waifish pretty princess.

  • She's intelligent and very deeply, honestly kind.

  • FANNING: Sleeping Beauty was always my favourite princess.

  • I felt like, you know, she wore the pink dress and had the blond hair,

  • so I related to her the best.

  • What a glittering assemblage, King Stefan.

  • Royalty.

  • Nobility.

  • Gentry.

  • And... (LAUGHS EVILLY)

  • How quaint.

  • I've never been that big and broad and loud.

  • She's fun, she's wicked

  • and it wasn't easy to become her, so it was a nice challenge.

  • Because it was a very real story that had deep emotion,

  • it had to be a strong look but it couldn't be a look

  • that you couldn't see a soul inside

  • and that wasn't just make-up that was distracting.

  • There had to...somehow a person had to come through it.

  • The idea of flying was... I love anything in the air.

  • They worked out this new rig and, like, it'd spin me around

  • and I was like a big, giant puppet

  • and I could bend one way and the whole puppet would move with me

  • and I could bank to the left or right or swoop up.

  • And we had this big stage to practise in,

  • and it was just amazing.

  • SONG: # I know you

  • # I walked with you once upon a dream... #

  • All the questions that you have are answered.

  • And also, like, Angelina,

  • like, who doesn't want to see Angelina Jolie as Maleficent?

  • # That look in your eyes

  • # Is so familiar a gleam... #

  • JOLIE: They put a face to our fears...

  • # It's true that visions

  • # Are seldom what they seem... #

  • JOLIE: ..give us things to dream about.

  • # I know you

  • # I know what you'll do

  • # You'll love me at once

  • # The way you did once... #

  • JOLIE: Good and

  • evil is always, I think, a question every human being wrestles with.

  • Especially children, really, as they come of age,

  • they try to understand what's right and what's wrong

  • and take on the bad guys and stand up against them.

  • MALEFICENT: There is evil in this world,

  • hatred and revenge.

  • Oh. (LAUGHS)

  • # Upon a dream... #

VOICEOVER: When you were young, you were told a tale about a noble king,

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