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What kind of person crashes a Christening? If you're familiar with Disney's Sleeping Beauty, then you know the answer to that already: Maleficent. The animated film has the mega-villain dropping in on baby Aurora's big day, and it looks like Disney's upcoming live action feature, Maleficent, will include a very similar scene. Disney released the above clip, which shows an "awkward" moment, as Maleficent drops in on Aurora's celebration.
Even in the animated film, Maleficent is a presence. Everything stops the moment she enters the room, and nothing is the same by the time she leaves it. In the above scene, Angelina Jolie's character interrupts the event, giddily addressing the crowd and the royalty in front of her. She pauses to acknowledge all of the royalty and nobility in the room, and also spots the pixies hovering around the baby...
That's Knotgrass in the pink (Imelda Staunton), Flittle in the blue (Lesley Manville) and in the green, we have Thistlewit (Juno Temple).
When she isn't playfully acknowledging the awkwardness of the situation -- after King Stefan (Sharlto Copley) acknowledges that the reason she didn't receive an invitation was because she's not welcome -- Maleficent is showing us just how easily she can go from a full-on pout to a chillingly wicked grin...
...and gently stroking her raven...
There's a good chance that Raven is actually Maleficent's shapeshifting right-hand man, Diaval, whom we saw among the recently released character posters. Diaval is played by Sam Riley. Also among the Maleficent cast is Dakota Fanning, who plays Aurora when she's grown. Angelina Jolie's daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt also play Aurora during parts of the movie, along with Eleanor Worthington Cox.
Maleficent is set to arrive in theaters May 30 in both 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D. For more about the story and the film, check out this featurette!