Young sorceress Maleficent led a solitary life in an enchanted forest, surrounded by fabulous creatures, but one day everything changed … People who brought destruction and chaos invaded her world, and Maleficent had to defend her subjects, summoning powerful dark forces to help. In the heat of struggle, Maleficent laid a terrible spell on the King’s newborn daughter, the beautiful Aurora.
But, watching how the little princess grows, Maleficent begins to doubt the correctness of her act – after all, perhaps Aurora may breathe new life into the magical forest kingdom.
Shooting the movie Maleficent began June 11, 2012 at the famous English studio Pinewood Studios. The main role in the picture was played by the winner of the Oscar® Angelina Jolie.
“As a child, I adored Maleficent,” says Jolie. – She was my favorite character in the Disney universe. I was afraid of her, but I still loved her. ”
Maleficent is a rather complex and multi-layered character. She is driven by a thirst for revenge, while she tries to protect her land and all who live on this earth. About her heroine and the attitude of viewers towards her, Jolie says: “I hope that everyone, especially girls, will understand the importance of the struggle for justice, the importance of what you need to fight for.
The girls will see that they can be warlike, and at the same time soft, feminine and sensual, combining all the many facets of female nature. ”
If Maleficent was firmly entrenched in the minds of readers and viewers in the image of dark femininity, then Aurora always symbolized light and integrity. For the role of the princess, who falls asleep under the spell of Maleficenta, the producers invited young talented actress El Fanning.
“What I could only dream of has come true,” says the young actress. – I dreamed about it from the moment when I first put on my stage costume, for the first time I sat in a make-up chair. To play such a symbolic heroine is something unimaginable. ”
Over the past 400 years, the legend has been retold about 1000 times under various names. In particular, Maleficent’s features are guessed in the heroine of the French prose novel Perseforest by an unknown author.
The work dates back to the 1527th year. In 1697, Charles Perrault suggested his version of the story in his book “Tales of Mother Goose” – it was called “The Beauty Sleeping in the Forest”. The author turned Maleficent from a queen into an evil sorceress. This version is closest to the one that Walt Disney told.
In addition, Perrault in his fairy tale presented to the readers a charming prince, whose kiss could break the spell.