Angelina Jolie plays the evil witch who puts Elle Fanning’s Sleeping Beauty in a death-like slumber in “Maleficent,” but when the actresses first met in real life, Elle says she couldn’t stop herself from instantly hugging Angelina.
“That first time [we met], I didn’t know I was gonna see her that day. It was a surprise and they were like, ‘Angelina’s here – she’s in the studio,’” Elle told Access Hollywood at the Marie Claire Fresh Faces party at Soho House West Hollywood on Tuesday. “I turned the corner and there she was, we were drawn to each other! We gave each other the biggest hug ever and she shook my shoulders and she said, ‘We’re gonna have the best time working together!’ and that was the first thing, and our relationship got even better from our first time.
“I love her!” she added.
When asked if the Disney film’s fashion will be “dramatic,” the 16-year-old actress emphatically replied, “super.”
“Angelina has so many all these capes and a lot of leather things — it’s very fun,” she explain. “For mine, I wore a lot of little peasant dresses ‘cause I live in the cottage. So a lot of pastel pinks and blues.”
Adding, “I do have a very fancy princess dress I wear at the end, which is very good.”
“Maleficent” hits theaters on May 30.
-- Erin O’Sullivan