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Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent costume scared her son Pax to tears

By Elaine Alluin ,

Humanitarian extraordinaire, devoted mother of six and phenomenal actress Angelina Jolie will be portraying one of Disney’s iconic villains, Maleficent, from the classic children's film Sleeping Beauty. Jolie has embraced the role flawlessly to where her children are scared of the Maleficent costume.

According to US Magazine, when her 10-year-old son Pax saw Jolie, 38, in costume, he was upset, in tears and was trying to run away. Jolie thought he was playing around until she saw the tears in his eye.

"I had to take off pieces [of the makeup] in front of him to show him it was all fake and not freak out so much," Jolie said.

Pax was not the only child afraid of the costume. Maddox, 12, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 7, and Knox, 5, couldn’t handle seeing their mother as the classic villain. The only child that wasn’t scared of Jolie’s nefarious role was Knox’s twin sister, Vivian. Vivian is in the film as she portrays the young Princess Aurora.

Since they were so shaken up by Jolie’s costume they asked her not to play the role of Maleficent. Jolie convinced them otherwise by portraying Maleficent in a different light. Jolie succeeded and it led to Pax and Zahara having a cameo appearance in the film when Maleficent places a curse on Aurora.

In regard to her children having cameo roles in the film, Jolie said, “We think it's fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That's not our goal for Brad [Pitt] and I at all."

Jolie also talked to Entertainment Weekly about her double mastectomy she received in 2013.

"I'm very happy I made the decision," Jolie said. "I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work."

Maleficent is set to hit theaters on May 30.

Image: Entertainment Weekly

 

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