blog post #25 by Science Fiction Author Clara Bush
Supernatural Beings Abound and Glorified
|Portrait of Tchaikovsky by Edwin Evans published by J.M. Dent & Co in London and E.P. Dutton & Co in New York in 1906.|
Maleficent in Disney’s 1959 Sleeping Beauty.
The 2014 Cast
“We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors,” Jolie told EW’s Anthony Breznican in a new interview. “That’s not our goal for Brad and me at all. I think we would both prefer that they didn’t become actors. But [Vivienne] was 4 at the time and other 3- and 4-year-old [actors] really wouldn’t come near me. Big kids thought I was cool! But little kids really didn’t like me. So, in order to have a child that wants to play with [Maleficent] but I don’t want to play with her — to have that scene, it had to be a child that really liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.”
Thirty-four-year old English actor Sam Riley portrays Diaval—Maleficent’s raven who she shape-shifts into a wolf, a horse, and the ultimate dragon—was fascinating and one of my favorites. Disney photos.
Young Maleficent (Isobelle Molloy) and Young Stefan (Michael Higgins) in Maleficent. Disney photo.