Angelina Jolie Keeps Photobombing Elle Fanning on the ‘Maleficent 2’ Set
The time has finally come for you to arise from your cursed slumber: Maleficent 2 has officially started filming. On Tuesday (May 29), Elle Fanning shared photos on Instagram of her co-star Angelina Jolie, in full Maleficent dress, photobombing her in the background.
Jolie wears the signature red horns, bold red lipstick, and a fluffy white bathrobe in the pic, while Fanning’s blonde hair is in ethereal waves underneath a crown of flower-dotted braids fit for Princess Aurora. “Ultimate Photobomb #Maleficent2,” Fanning captioned one selfie, in which only Jolie’s horns peek out from behind her head. “It’s bring your mom to work day on the #Maleficent2 set!!!!!” she wrote alongside another shot of the duo giving the camera huge grins. Jolie flashes a peace sign for good measure.
If the pair’s selfies are any indication, Maleficent will continue to act as something of a surrogate mother to Aurora in the sequel to the hit 2014 Disney film. Additionally, Deadline announced on Tuesday that Chiwetel Ejiofor and Robert Lindsay will be joining the film’s cast; Michelle Pfeiffer was previously confirmed to be playing Queen Ingrith, while Harris Dickinson will be portraying Prince Phillip. Sam Riley will return as Diaval, Maleficent’s faithful spy, while Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, and Lesley Manville will reprise their respective roles as Knotgrass, Thistlewit, and Flittle (the three pixies charged with raising the cursed Aurora).
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Earlier this month, Fanning spoke to ELLE about the prospect of reuniting with Jolie and stepping back into Princess Aurora’s shoes. “I’ve never done a sequel before, so it should be fun to revisit a character many years later. That is something I’m very excited for,” she said. “Also, being reunited with Angie is pretty cool. She’s just a powerhouse on set; the way that she works, she just has this power and respect around her. It’s so funny because people always ask, ‘Oh, does she give you advice all the time?’ and it’s not so much like that. I think just watching her…and seeing what a great mother she is. All of her kids are there and she’s walking around—like, last time I remember, she was walking around in the whole Maleficent outfit with two kids on each arm. She’s a working woman and a mother, and that example is such a great one for me to see. You can do it all.”
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