All of the children in this ^^ photo are going to appear with Angelina Jolie in Maleficent. Isn’t that exciting? Several months ago, there were widespread reports that 4-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt would be making her big-screen debut in Maleficent as the young Princess Aurora (who will be played by Elle Fanning). Now Us Weekly reports that Empress Zahara and Pax Jolie-Pitt will be joining their mom too!
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s children are following in their famous footsteps and heading to the big screen!
Two months after a rep for Walt Disney Studios confirmed 4-year-old Vivienne Jolie-Pitt will play the child version of Elle Fanning’s Princess Aurora in the live-action movie Maleficent, Us Weekly has learned that two of the A-list couple’s other children, Pax, 8, and Zahara, 7, will also appear in the fantasy flick; a rep for Disney had no comment.
“They have smaller parts,” reveals a source, who adds that Pax and Zahara won’t have speaking roles. “Shiloh was supposed to be in it, too, but she was bored and not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to happen, so she ended up not being in the film.” (Six-year-old Shiloh did, however, have a brief role in Pitt’s 2008 film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.)
Maleficent is a reimagining of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, told from the villainess’ perspective; Jolie plays the titular role. The film also stars Juno Temple, Sam Riley, Brenton Thwaites, India Eisley, Miranda Richardson and Kenneth Cranham. It’s slated for a March 2014 release.
“It’s a really great script, and I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve already got my horns fitted,” Academy Award winner Jolie told Entertainment Weekly in March, three months before shooting began. “My kids are very happy.”
Jolie and Pitt, 48, are also parents to son Maddox, 11, and Knox, 4.
“Shiloh was supposed to be in it, too, but she was bored and not in the mood during the day her part was supposed to happen, so she ended up not being in the film.” DIVA! I can only imagine how that conversation went, from mother to daughter: “If you’re not going to behave then you won’t be in the movie. Fine. I’ll call your father and he’ll take you home. This is what happens when you can’t behave.” That’s how my mother would have said it. Anyway, I’m glad Empress Z will finally have an audience for her eventual world domination. And Pax too! He’s the empress’s henchman.
Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.