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Angelina Jolie Perfected ‘Maleficent’ Voice on Her Kids

Angelina Jolie as 'Maleficent'Angelina Jolie perfected her voice for Maleficent while bathing her kids.

The 38-year-old star tried out a number of different way of talking with her brood - Maddox, 12, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, seven, and twins Knox and Vivienne, five - to perfect the way she should talk as the evil queen in the new Disney movie:

"I would give them baths and I would try different voices on them, on different nights. I would tell them stories in different voices and sometimes they would kind of go, 'That's a weird voice mom, why are you doing that?' When I did the one they all started laughing and made me do it over and over again and that's how I discovered her voice because I thought, it had to be a voice that is just fun to listen to and get really crazy."

Although Angelina and her fiance Brad Pitt don't want their children to go into acting, they allowed Vivienne to play a young Princess Aurora in the movie, but getting her to do what they wanted on set proved harder than they initially realized.

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New ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Released

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

Disney is bringing Sleeping Beauty to life - Lord of the Rings style.

In a new trailer for Maleficent - which sees Angelina Jolie portraying the eponymous villianess opposite Elle Fanning's Princess Aurora - clips of the original 1959 animated film are intercut against the live-action adaptation of the Brothers Grimm tale, emphasizing the advancements in animation today. More new scenes featuring Jolie appear in the video (seen after the jump), including one which sees her - despite her evil reputation - warning the princess, "Aurora there is an evil in this wood and I cannot keep you from it," followed by what appears to be an epic battle involving Tolkien-like giant thorns that come to life.

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VIDEO: First ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Unveiled

It's about time! Nearly a year and a half after the first photos leaked of filming at Buckinghamshire, Disney has finally released the first trailer for their live-action tale of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent, which stars Angelina Jolie as the eponymous villainess fairy.

If you can hear past Elle Fanning's weird accent (is she supposed to sound English?) as the ill-fated Princess Aurora, the film looks promisingly like a fun fairy tale mash-up of The Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones. The teaser also offers a quick glimpse of Jolie's real life daughter Vivienne's film debut as a younger Princess Aurora. Of course, one look at Jolie's badass horns, piercing green eyes, and I-bet-you-can-cut-someone-with-those cheekbones, and you're likely checking your calendar to see how many days are left until the film hits theaters on May 30 next year. Am I right?

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Quote of the Day: Angelina Jolie on ‘Maleficent’ Costume

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

"These little kids would visit the set, and I would think, 'Oh, I am a Disney character,' so I would go over to them, and say, 'Hi there.' They would just scream. One little kid even said, 'Mommy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me.' [My daughter] Vivienne was the only 4-year-old who didn't scream when she saw me."

- Angelina Jolie talks about reactions to her costume on the set of Maleficent at Disney's D23 Expo.

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Vivienne Jolie-Pitt’s Lucrative Movie Role

Angelina Jolie on the set of 'Maleficent' and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt insetVivienne Jolie-Pitt is earning $3,000-a-week on her first acting job.

The four-year-old tot - the youngest daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie - is starring alongside her mother in her new movie Maleficent and according to her contract, she is being paid an impressive amount for a minor. Gossip website TMZ also claims Vivienne - who has a twin brother, Knox - is being given $60-a-day in expenses.

As well as Vivienne - who will play a younger version of Elle Fanning's character Princess Aurora in the live-action film - starring in the movie, her siblings Pax, nine, and eight-year-old Zahara have also won roles. "They have smaller parts," a source said.

But the couple's other daughter Shiloh - who previously appeared alongside her father in acclaimed 2008 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - is said to have turned down an opportunity to be in the new Disney film. "Shiloh was supposed to be in it, too, but she was bored and not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to happen, so she ended up not being in the film," the source added.


Jim Sturgess Set for Maleficent

Jim SturgessJim Sturgess wants to appear in Maleficent. The One Day actor is reportedly keen to take on the role of Diaval - a love interest for the titular villainous fairy, who will be played by Angelina Jolie - in Disney's forthcoming live action reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty tale.

"Diaval is an Irish man with black hair, dark eyes and a slight Irish accent. When he's first seen in the movie, he's not a human, but a bird. Angie's character, Maleficent, turns him into a man. Then they become lovers," an insider told Life&Style.

However, Jim faces competition for the role from another star. "Gael Garcia Bernal has shown interest, too," the source added. Jude Law is also being lined up for a role in the film. Bosses are said to be keen for the British actor to play half-human half-fairy Stefan, the father of Aurora, who is also known as Sleeping Beauty. "The role has been offered to Jude," a source said.

Elle Fanning has previously been linked to the role of Aurora, while Patrick Stewart is rumored to have been approached to play King Henry and both Judi Dench and Emma Thompson for Flittle. Shooting is slated to start in June.


VIDEO: Angelina Jolie Addresses Cleopatra, Maleficent, Scarpetta Roles

Given her packed household, it’s understandable why anyone would question all the rumors surrounding Angelina Jolie’s career. Could she really be attached to play Cleopatra, Sleeping Beauty‘s and Kay Scarpetta?

In an interview with MTV, the Salt actress said she would happily welcome a collaboration. “I would love to,” Jolie said about Maleficent. “It’s all new and being discussed, but I loved her when I was a little girl. She was my favorite. The chance to work with [Tim] would be just extraordinary.”

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Angelina Jolie Rumored for Sleeping Beauty’s Maleficent Role

Angelina Jolie and Maleficent

Right now, is busy working with actor Johnny Depp on their upcoming film The Tourist. Some time down the line, she may also find herself paired up with her co-star’s favorite director.

According to a report, the Oscar winning actress could be tapping into her darker side to play Maleficent in Disney’s live-action adaptation of . In the classic tale, the evil fairy godmother is responsible for putting Princess Aurora into a 100-year sleep. The updated version - being written by Linda Woolverton (The Lion King) - would tell the story from the villainess’ perspective.

If cast, Jolie may work , the man behind Disney’s wildly successful Alice in Wonderland adaptation. Although Burton’s name has been rumored for the project for some time now, he has not yet formally committed himself to the movie.

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What’s Tim Burton Doing Next?

Sleeping Beauty MaleficentAlice in Wonderland is in the till, and director is already thinking about his next project. What will it be? Some rumors suggest that he’s going to take an entirely new twist on a very old Disney Classic.

Sleeping Beauty, gorgeously set to the strains of the Tchaikovsky ballet by the same name, was the third feature-length film created by the Walt Disney Corporation and contains some of the most iconic fairy tale imagery in cinema history. Now, gossip says that Tim Burton wants to use this classic story for a new live-action flick…that focuses on the film’s villain Maleficent.

Let me guess. is going to play the role, right?

Though this is all just rumor (and Tim Burton is currently working on a project even now), it seems to have a ring of truth. We’ll keep you updated as more details unfold.

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