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Elle Fanning is a True Disney Princess in the Film Maleficent


photo courtesy of Disney

We attended the interview as a guest of Disney

Elle Fanning gives an incredible performance as Aurora in the film “Maleficent” that comes out in theaters this Friday. “It’s like a dream for me. Sleeping Beauty was my favorite because I felt like I looked like her when I was little,” said Fanning.

“I felt like she was my princess. If I had a choice to place one it would be her.” Elle Fanning

When she read the script on her way home from the studios, “I was excited because I love the original, and I could not wait to see what they would do different,” said Fanning.


photo courtesy of Disney

She got to work alongside the incredibly talented Angelina Jolie in the film. “She is an incredible lady. She is so famous that her name is powerful. I was nervous meeting her for the first time,” said Fanning. She shared how Angelina Jolie wanted to get it right and have it be the best film possible. “Her attention to detail..she was very specific,” said Fanning. Fanning also got a chance to see Angelina Jolie interacting with her kids on the set “It was great to see her playful side,” said Fanning.

When preparing for the role, Fanning, watching the original Sleeping Beauty before they started filming. “I tried to bring out her physicality. We wanted to spice her up a tad and bring some depth into her,” said Fanning. One of the challenges was making it sound like all the people were from the same place, “even though we didn’t know where the place is,” said Fanning.


Elle Fanning working with Robert Stromberg on the set of “Maleficent” photo courtesy of Disney

When working with the talented first-time director Robert Stromberg, Fanning said, “He realized that even though the special effects are a huge part of the film, you have to focus also on the emotion of the characters and the feeling of the story.”


photo courtesy of Disney

There was a lot of CGI in “Maleficent” and they digitally scanned Fanning for certain parts of the film. “You had to use your imagination so much when working on the green screen. You have to really believe that the characters are really there because otherwise it will look really fake,” said Fanning.


photo courtesy of Disney

Elle Fanning is a true Disney Princess, and young girls around the world will admire her after seeing her role in the film “Maleficent.”

“I’m glad that we made a character that young children can look up to her” Elle Fanning

See “Maleficent” in theaters this Friday, May 30th.

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One Comment

  1. Ever since I watched the official trailer of this film, I’ve been wanting to watch it. Doesn’t Angelina Jolie look downright evil?! And then there’s this supposed-to-be super blockbuster movie coming up as well.. It sure seems to be a good summer for movie-buffs like us!


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