Angelina Jolie's 'Maleficent' & 5 other movies starring real life mothers and daughters
When we got our first glimpse of Angelina Jolie in her newest character as Sleeping Beauty's villainess, Maleficent, in the upcoming film of the same name, we were truly frightened. Between the iconic green skin and black horns to her glowing eyes and carved out cheek bones, the Oscar winner is barely recognizable underneath the emerald veneer. While the rest of us are seriously creeped out by the star's new look, Jolie's daughter, Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, wasn't fooled. Instead, she was the only child on set who wasn't afraid of mommy.
In fact, the reason that Vivienne, who is the youngest of Angelina and husband Brad Pitt's children, was chosen to star alongside Jolie in the film as a young Aurora was because she would actually go near Maleficent.
“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 told Entertainment Weekly. “But the other 3- and 4-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. 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."
The film is turning out to be quite a family affair since daughter Zahara and son Pax also have cameos in the film, specifically during the christening scene of Princess Aurora. While this is the first film Angelina and Vivienne have starred in together, it is certainly not the first time we have watched real life mom and child act alongside each other in a film. Here are five films where real life mothers and daughters played mom and kin on screen.