Disney has released a fantastic featurette that takes us inside the themes of Maleficent.
Star Angelina Jolie talks about what she finds most delightful about playing the legendary Sleeping Beauty villain, and filmmakers also chime in as to the moral balance that is integral to any iconic tale.
“This film gives us an opportunity to find out the history of Maleficent and see where she came from,” director Robert Stromberg says in the clip.
He also promises that, as in any legendary fairy tale, both sides of the good versus evil spectrum have an equal spotlight. “Maleficent will take us to a place where there is a lot of dark, but also a lot of light.”
Maleficent opens May 30 and also stars Elle Fanning as Aurora, who becomes Sleeping Beauty. It also features Sharlto Copley as her father, the king of this land -- who in many ways has brought the Sleeping Beauty curse on his daughter.