While Angelina Jolie’s daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt is all about her mom’s humanitarian work, she’s never exactly been the biggest fan of the acting world. In fact, at one point, she turned down a role alongside her mom in the hit Disney film Maleficent.
Rewind it back to 2014, when everyone was itching to see Jolie play the iconic Disney villain and learn everything about the instant hit. In an interview at the time for a now-archived Elle piece (via Desimartini), the Oscar-winning actress dropped the bombshell that Shiloh nearly played young Aurora!
She revealed: “I asked Shiloh about being Aurora, and she laughed in my face. She said she’d be a horned creature.”
While Shiloh turned down the adorable role, the part was then given to Jolie’s youngest daughter Vivienne. Most of the little girls that auditioned for the role ended up being terrified of Jolie in her Maleficient costume, except for little Vivienne!
MALEFICENT, from left: Angelina Jolie as Maleficent, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 2014. ph: Frank Connor/©Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection.
As we said, Vivienne played the role of a baby Aurora (who was played by Elle Fanning). During her scene, she looked at Maleficent mesmerized, and tried to play with her, with Maleficent eventually sending her on her merry way.
Maleficent tells the story of Sleeping Beauty, but this is the alleged true story from the point of view of Maleficient. It became an instant favorite for many, earning an Oscar nomination and a well-received sequel to the franchise soon after.
The Salt star and her ex-husband Brad Pitt welcomed six children named Maddox, 21, Pax, 19, Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 17, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 15.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 25: Angelina Jolie with children Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt, Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt, Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt and Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt attend “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” Special Screening at Crosby Street Hotel on February 25, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Netflix)
And fun fact: all of their kids have had cameos in their films! Five of them had a small speaking part in Kung Fu Panda 3, and along with that Shiloh had an uncredited role in the Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Maddox had an uncredited role in World War Z, and Zahara had an uncredited role in Maleficent.
In a previous interview with Entertainment Weekly via US, Jolie talked about how her kids have small roles in her and Pitt’s films. “We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That’s not our goal…”
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