Angelina Jolie's Maleficent Costume Scared Her Son Pax To Tears! Other Children Wouldn't Come Near Her!
We're SO excited for her upcoming movie role!
In fact, originally her and Brad Pitt thought it would be fun if ALL of their children had cameo roles in the movie, but had to allow only Vivienne a chance in front of the camera because she was the only one NOT freaked out by her mother's costume!
"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. 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."
In fact - not only was everyone upset - but her son Pax was SO upset that he ran away from his mother! What happened next is awful! Or at least that's how it sounds when Angelina tells it. She said:
"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. 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."
So Angelina had to get creative with her parenting skills, and her answers to her kids' problems is really something to behold! She revealed one experience she had where she was super proud of Shiloh. She said:
"I said, 'Let me tell you the real story but you can't tell anybody. So this was my test too, like any parent. The next day, I heard 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."
As for her own interpretation of her character and the acting process, Angelina revealed what she wanted folks to get out of her performance. She said:
"When that character makes mistakes — which Maleficent does, and crosses many lines — you want them to be angry at her and concerned and confused and in the end, somehow understand something that they didn't know before.
It was fun for Angelina Jolie to have her kids close to her while on the film set, but it was hard for her to stay in character!
Every time she saw her kids - she wanted to acknowledge their presence! She said:
"I had to walk by them being very mean. Of course, I wanted to stop and wink at them."
Aww! What a true professional! And she winks, too! What a fabulous mother!
Only she could toe the line of not psychologically damaging her kids while also roping in a great performance!
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