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Want the scoop on the Maleficent press junket? These quotes from the cast shed a little light on this stunning film!
Hi, I’m Suzie! I’m a Los Angeles based Family Lifestyle blogger over at happymessmoments.com, where you’ll find my MOMents in Travel, Entertainment, Crafting and more. It’s been fun covering the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil movie for Lipgloss & Crayons, so I hope you enjoy this post!
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil Press Junket
This Halloween season, Disney brings evil and then some to the big screen with Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. The film opens Friday, October 18, so be sure to read my spoiler-free review. But first, here’s what the cast had to say about bringing Maleficent back.
Maleficent Press Junket
Evil never looked so good, especially with the amazing cast of Maleficent:Mistress of Evil up on stage. The stars included Angelina Jolie (“Maleficent”), Michelle Pfeiffer (“Queen Ingrith”), Elle Fanning (“Princess Aurora”), Chiwetel Ejiofor (“Conall”), Sam Riley (“Diaval”), Harris Dickinson (“Prince Phillip”), Ed Skrein (“Borra”), and Director Joachin Ronning.
On his vision of expanding the Maleficent universe, Director Joachin Ronning said, “I feel a huge part of the success of the first film was that it had such a strong emotional core. And I think that was the most important thing for me to continue telling that story, the story about Maleficent and Aurora. And that’s definitely something I can relate to as a parent myself.”
We all know the power that Michelle Pfeiffer brings to the villainous characters she’s played in the past. So it was exciting to see her as Queen Ingrith, Prince Philip’s mother and main antagonist. When asked about how different in strength the women of the film are, she said, “Aurora’s character is many ways is ultimately the strongest and the wisest of all of us. I mean my character is really brilliant and diabolical, but I wouldn’t consider her terribly wise – and in some ways what she resorts to is really, truly at the end of the day, really deep fear.”
Elle Fanning on Aurora: “Aurora is taking charge of her own life but with kindness, which is the most powerful of all. We didn’t want Aurora to then be in [in a lot of films they put her in armor and have a sword and she’s fighting and that makes her strong]. That isn’t Aurora’s true nature and I love that she symbolizes that for also young girls. I was that girl and I was always soft and wanted to me a mom and wanted to get married and very feminine and there’s nothing wrong with that. And we get to show the strength in accepting your femininity. And Aurora does it in a pink dress, very BADASS.”
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil touches on family and accepting who you truly are. Angelina Jolie talked about when Aurora and Maleficent were first brought together – they weren’t expecting to become a family. So in this film you’ll see the challenges they face. “Maleficent was harmed in her life and she’d lost herself and lost her ability to be soft or feel love, and the love of a child, which certainly happened for me in my life–being a mother brought out something in me that completely transformed me. But we are different creatures in the film, and so there are metaphors in the film and not to be heavy about it, but always I think a good film for young people are these messages.”
MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL arrives in theatres everywhere on October 18th!