It’s hard to imagine a woman who loves kids more than Angelina Jolie — especially since she has six of them. So it’s funny to imagine the actress approach children only for them to run away screaming. Well, apparently that’s what happened while Jolie was dressed in her Maleficent costume, with the horns and all.
“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,’ ” Jolie told the audience Saturday at the D23 Expo (via People). “They would just scream.”
She added, “One little kid even said, ‘Mummy, please make the mean witch stop talking to me.’ ” (Actually, Maleficent is an evil fairy, not a witch, kid.)
There was only one kid who wasn’t scared of Jolie on the Maleficent set: her own daughter, Vivienne. She “was the only 4-year-old who didn’t scream when she saw me,” the actress told the packed crowd.
Even though she scared kids, Jolie was a natural in the costume. “She loved wearing those horns,” director Robert Stromberg said. “After awhile it felt very strange to see her without them, like part of her was missing.”