Elle Fanning: I bonded with Angie

Elle Fanning

Elle Fanning gave Angelina Jolie the “biggest hug ever” when they met.

The 16-year-old actress has bagged a part alongside the Hollywood star in action adventure Maleficent. Rather than being nervous about working alongside one of the industry’s biggest celebrities, Elle immediately felt at ease with Brad Pitt’s fiancée.

“That first time [we met], I didn’t know I was gonna see her that day. It was a surprise and they were like, ‘Angelina’s here – she’s in the studio,’” she recalled to Access Hollywood. “I turned the corner and there she was; we were drawn to each other! We gave each other the biggest hug ever and she shook my shoulders and she said, ‘We’re gonna have the best time working together!’ and that was the first thing, and our relationship got even better from our first time. I love her!”

Maleficent tells the story of the villain in Sleeping Beauty and what led her to curse the princess in such an evil way. Angelina sports some extravagant capes as the baddie in the movie and Elle describes the onscreen fashion as “super dramatic”.

“Angelina has so many – all these capes and a lot of leather things – it’s very fun,” she revealed. “For mine, I wore a lot of little peasant dresses ‘cause I live in the cottage. So a lot of pastel pinks and blues.

“I do have a very fancy princess dress I wear at the end, which is very good.”

Maleficent also stars Juno Temple, who won the BAFTA EE Rising Star Award last year. The film hits cinemas from May 28.

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