Every villain is the hero of their own story, which can certainly be said for the title character in Maleficent. Played to wickedly delightful perfection by Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie, Maleficent is so much more than just a villain. Once you learn about the elements of the betrayal that ultimately turned her pure heart to stone and led her to place an irrevocable curse upon the infant Aurora, you will begin to understand how she got her reputation. Directed by Robert Stromberg and written by Linda Woolverton, the film also stars Elle Fanning, Sharlto Copley, Sam Riley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple and Brenton Thwaites.
At the press day, Collider was invited to participate in a small roundtable with the film’s star, Angelina Jolie, who talked about realizing that there was no half-way, once she put on the full costume and horns, what ultimately sold her on her daughter, Vivienne, being in the film and what she was like on set, how big of a role motherhood played in her accepting this project, the process of getting into character, each day, whether she’d consider returning to this character, and how she feels about this film being watched, for generations to come. She also talked about the experience of directing her second film, Unbroken, why it was so much more daunting than her first, why its subject, Louis Zamperini, is so important to her, and how she manages to balance her big family with her hectic career. Check out what she had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.