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Angelina Jolie Talks 'Maleficent' and Writing Afghanistan Movie

Angelina Jolie Talks 'Maleficent' and Writing Afghanistan Movie

Angelina Jolie opens up to EW in an interview just in time for the DVD release of her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey.

Here’s what the 36-year-old actress had to share:

On writing a script about the war in Afghanistan: “I have been writing something, because I’ve been there a few times – Afghanistan and Pakistan – in the last 11 years, and it’s a part of the world we’re all quite aware of now, but … I’m not sure. I’m going to actually see this weekend what people think of [the script.] But I like it and I’ve enjoyed doing the research.”

On Maleficent: “I start it in June, and it’s a really great script. I’m having a lot of fun. I’ve already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy….It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that’s good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you’re saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she’s not perfect. She’s far from perfect.”

On discussion of Maleficent’s looks: “We’re still figuring out the look. We’re experimenting with different things. But the horns are the horns – you can’t deny them. You have to have horns.”

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  • juju

    can’t wait
    she ll be fierce

  • Jojo

    can’t wait for Malificent

  • Nancy

    Yeah! I can’t wait to see this movie. I love Maleficent.

  • Jojo
  • sshh

    FINALLY! She’s gonna be in a movie….

  • Jojo

    I also can’t wait for the DVD release tomorrow. I have not been able to see it yet. It will be interesting if she does do a Afghanistan and Pakistan movie.

  • Truth

    Can’t wait to see Angie on the big screen again. Glad she’s starting a new project now.

  • NWO Angie

    how wonderful that she follows her evil orders.

  • Jojo

    I bet she will have the kids on set with her to watch mummy do her magic as the beautiful Maleficent.

  • The Vein Says HI!

    Big HO

  • Jojo

    So I guess Brad won’t be doing any movies for a while, right? At least until this movie is done shooting.

  • Jojo

    She’s awesome!

  • Jojo

    I hope we get lots of pics from the set of Maleficent.

  • NWO Angie

    Her reward for shilling for the UN is to write and direct more crappy propaganda movies. Congrats traitor.

  • far from perfect Jokie

    for sure

  • Jojo

    What a wonderful humanitarian she is. Who would know more how to write a movie about Afghanistan than someone who’s been there and follows closely what’s going on. I’m sure she is thorough in her research.

  • Jojo

    She so beautiful. Even as she is aging she still can give girls almost half her age a run for their money.

  • Jojo

    June seems so far away yet. Hopefully we get some more pics before then.

  • Jojo

    Brad and Angie are so strong in their relationship. Look how much longer they have out lasted some of the bigger names in HW.

  • Lola

    Jojo, sad sad person.

  • Jojo

    Love this family. They are all gorgeous.

  • Angie The Magnificent

    @NWO Angie:

    Well, Angie is not the only person is followin her evil orders. Julia Roberts and Charliez Theron are doing it too. So, Angie is in great company.

  • Jojo

    No, not sad, just trying to keep the psycho stalkers from dominating the first page.

  • ugh

    Is she going to write another rape movie?
    I’m sure there willl be plenty of violence.

  • Jojo

    And Angie will act circles around that annoying Julia Roberts too.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    That’s awesome. Can’t wait. I love her regardless who she plays.

    I see a name changing troll is going cuckoo.

  • Veinzilla


  • Jojo

    Yeah because that’s real life. It’s hard to watch but that was her intent. To drive through peoples privileged lives that there are a lot of atrocity’s going on in the world and that we need to do something about it.

  • Liz

    “Maleficient” is actually a great person”????!
    Ok, now we know she’s really mad.

  • Time to trade in the old pair

    Wish she was as healthy and as happy as Kate Winslet. Not the fake happy that she give to her audience. she can’t fake her weight problems , now can she? Anorexia is not a good look, Ang. Get well!

  • dumbdumbdumbdumb

    Angie The Magnificent – May you and your loved ones live in poverty and servitude . You deserve it dopey.

  • Time to trade in the old pair

    @Liz: she always looks for the good qualities in characters she’s playing.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston


    What she writes is real violence against people on a daily basis in other country but I guess you don’t care because they are not as entertaining as slasher movie. Unlike the violence you see in the Scream movies or SAW or any other slasher movies. I guess you prefer to see those instead.

  • Lola

    @Jojo: You know? I’m a fan of Angelina, used to enjoy sharing with other fans here, but since some as you started to go crazy is not fun anymore. It frustrates me that the comments are not genuine and caring but psychos.


    ugh puke bork
    rotten stench
    jolie biggest vvhore
    FJWP thick on ground
    use thichest rubber
    use gaz mask
    use hazmat
    use tong
    u puke anyway

  • Trish

    yep,another twisted depressing rape movie

  • Jojo

    This movie is about Malifecent’s beginnings. I am sure she started out as a good person and now we will see the story of how she got to where she ended.

  • Time to trade in the old pair

    Ang, we don’t want to see you go the way Whitney Houston went. Where is brad and why isn’t he helping ang? Remember charity begins in your very own home, brad. Your children won’t have ang if she she dies from heart failure because she’s anorexic. Baztard.

  • Jojo

    Then what are you doing here if you don’t like it anymore? That makes no sense at all. There are a few psychos who like to put up as many cruel things about your girl Angelina as possible. I would think you wouldn’t mind me trying to save the first page from all the evil hate towards her…if you were a true fan that is.

  • Bambi

    The sooner Angie starts work on this movie, the better as far as I’m concerned. With her out of the way, Brad and I will be able to read lots of scripts together, if you know what I mean.

  • juju

    as usual our resident crazy stupid
    envy jealous fat troll
    is posting her usual crap
    with her xxx names nd personalities
    poor thing
    such a waste of space nd oxygen

  • Lola

    @Jojo: I’m here because as I said I enjoy reading the articles on Angelina Jolie and her family. And I wanted to express my opinion that not all Jolie fans agree with that attitude abusive and offensive as yours, but on the contrary, we are ashamed that Angie has such followers.

  • Thumper


    I don’t think Brad will have time to hang out with you. It’s his turn to watch the kids. You know. Brad works Angie watch the kids and vice versa. Besides, I don’t think the kids are going to like you. They prefer a beautiful & smart woman for their dad. Angie is the perfect woman for their dad. The kids don’t like trashy, dumb slut like you.

  • William Bradley

    When the cat’s away, this mouse will play house with Bambi.

  • William Bradley

    or maybe with Bambi and Jennifer Lawrence.

  • William Bradley

    The nannies will look after the brats.

  • Jojo

    MY attitude is abusive and offensive? LOL OK…if you say so. I did not say one negative thing about them. I am just expressing my opinion same as you. You should be ashamed of the people who DO say nasty stuff about them. But, no, you don’t seem to care. I am a fan no matter what you seem to think. And if you don’t like what me or any other fan here has to say, please skip over my posts and keep your opinions to yourself. When you start complaining about the evil things being said about Angie then maybe I will listen to what you have to say.

  • Lola

    @Jojo: I have all the right to express my opinions, even if they are inconvenient for you. You see? that’s part of the attitude that I meant. Angelina never share that way, trying to oppose the free expression of others even if they were contrary opinions to herself. I’m sure she even would smile.

  • who

    Coolness. Can’t wait for Maleficent’s side of the sleeping beauty story.

  • Dc

    Angie, I have missed you. Can’t wait to see maleficent – she’s going to be fantastic.