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First look at Angelina Jolie with daughter Vivienne in Maleficent

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A new picture has been released of Angelina Jolie acting alongside her then four-year-old daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt in upcoming film Maleficent.

It features the blonde girl in a yellow dress as a young Princess Aurora looking up at her (real life) mother Angelina Jolie who is playing Maleficent, the wicked godmother from Disney's animated classic Sleeping Beauty.

Jolie recently revealed Vivienne, one of her and Brad Pitt’s youngest children, was cast in the film more out of necessity than ambition as she was the only child who was not frightened by her costume.

“The other three and four-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me," she said in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. "It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.”

Despite her daughter's small part in the film she has no intentions of enrolling her children into acting careers. "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 for Brad and I at all,” Jolie says.

A still from the official trailer which shows Vivienne Jolie-Pitt running through a flower meadow as the young Princess Aurora

When the star told her kids she was thinking of playing the live-action version of Sleeping Beauty’s villainess, all of her six children responded with a big "NO!"

To convince her little ones that "mom" should take the part, the actress gathered them together for story time to explain the film’s take on the villain which tells the story from the villains point of view.

"I said, 'Let me tell you the real story but you can’t tell anybody,'" she recalled.

"So this was my test too, like any parent. The next day, I heard Shiloh getting into a fight with another kid, defending Maleficent, saying, ‘You don’t understand her!’ They got into a bit of an argument and I thought, that’s the reason to do the film."

A still from the official trailer which shows Vivienne Jolie-Pitt running through a flower meadow as the young Princess Aurora

"When Pax saw me for the first time, he ran away and got upset — and I thought he was kidding, so I was pretending to chase him until I actually found him crying,” Jolie says. “I had to take off pieces [of the makeup] in front of him to show him it was all fake and not freak out so much.”

The film retells Disney's classic Sleeping Beauty from the wicked godmother's point-of-view. Jolie said, "The exercise wasn’t 'how can we have fun with a villain?' It was: What turns people evil and vile and aggressive and cruel? What could have possibly happened to her?"

Watch the full trailer for Maleficent which features Lana Del Rey's haunting rendition of 'Once Upon A Dream' as part of the soundtrack.

Pictures: Walt Disney

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