Angelina Jolie: I Was Moved By Maleficent Script
Star reveals her reasons for taking on unusual Disney project...
The 38-year-old star appears in a new video featurette about the movie - which is focused on the untold story of the villainess from Sleeping Beauty.
"I loved Maleficent when I was a little girl," Ange said. "She was my favourite Disney character, so when I'd heard that there might be a Maleficent movie I was very excited.
"I was really moved by the script. It was like uncovering this great mystery. It's one of those characters that for me you couldn't half do it."
The movie also stars Elle Fanning, Brenton Thwaites, Miranda Richardson, Peter Capaldi and Imelda Staunton - among others.
It is set for release on 28 May.