Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Her Role in Disney's Maleficent
Posted on Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:30 PM PDT

joliepitt021612_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Angelina Jolie is currently in pre-production for the Disney movie Maleficent and the actress recently shared her thoughts about playing the devilish title character.

"It's a really great script," Jolie told Entertainment Weekly. "I'm having a lot of fun."

The In The Land of Blood and Honey director will play the villainous witch from Sleeping Beauty and is looking to add some depth to the iconic villain.

"I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other (warmer) qualities," Jolie said. "It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time they're looking at this epic woman (in a different way)."

As for her kids' reception to her new role, the Oscar-winning actress alluded to their excitement. "I've already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy."

Maleficent is set to begin filming in June.