Angelina Jolie Reveals Daughter Shiloh Turned Down Maleficent Role
Actress also teases that her children could also appear in more movies in the future...
During an interview in the June issue of US ELLE magazine, Ange told how her 5-year old was cast after other children were frightened by her appearance as the Sleeping Beauty villain.
The 38-year old explained: "My little Vivienne - we call her my shadow, because there's nothing I can do to shake her. I can be tired, I can be grumpy, I can be in a terrible mood, and she doesn't care.
"It's 'Mommy, Mommy,' and she'll cling to me. We knew that she would still do that thing, she'd still smile at me and insist that I pick her up. So we couldn't really cast anybody else."
The actress went on to address Shiloh's reaction when she was first offered the part, telling the publication: "I asked Shiloh about being Aurora, and she laughed in my face. She said she'd be a horned creature."
What with adoptive children Pax and Zahara also making an appearance in the christening scene, Shiloh making a brief appearance in dad Brad Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and Maddox also featuring in his dad's 2013 zombie flick World War Z. Does Jolie think her brood will make more movies?
"Brad and I made the decision that we wouldn't keep them from sets and the fun of making movies, but we wouldn't (glorify it either) - we wouldn't make it a good thing or a bad thing. But I would really prefer they do something else."
She went on to admit that having the kids of the set of Maleficent made the Jolie-Pitts rethink their kids' cameos, joking: "After two days of it. Brad and I were so stressed we never wanted to do it again."
In the same interview, Jolie also confesses that at one point in her life, she never thought she'd have children, stating: "I never thought I'd be in love, I never thought I'd meet the right person.
"Having come from a broken home—you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don't look for them."
The full interview can be found exclusively in ELLE’s June issue, available on the digital newsstand now, and on newsstands in select cities starting May 13.