An Interview with Elle Fanning, MALEFICENT’S Princess Aurora.

Disclosure: Disney is sponsoring travel, accommodations and activities during my stay in Los Angeles. Thoughts are my own. 

Last week, I shared my exclusive interview with the one and only Angelina Jolie, and now I am back with another fabulous interview, this time with Elle Fanning, who plays Princess Aurora in MALEFICENT!

Enjoy. 🙂

An Interview with Elle Fanning, MALEFICENT'S Princess Aurora.

Q: What’s it like taking on the role of a Disney princess?

“It was my dream. When anyone asks what I wanted to be when I grew up when I was little, I would say, A Disney princess, because that’s the ultimate goal in life I think for any young girl, especially Sleeping Beauty. She was always my favorite one because I felt like I looked like her the most. So, I would go to Disney store and buy her clothes and shoes and, so to get to play this is like a dream.”

An Interview with Elle Fanning, MALEFICENT'S Princess Aurora.

Q: Did you feel any pressure living up to Sleepy Beauty’s standards?

“Yeah, obviously I watched the animated movie so many times and it’s like you wanna do it justice. I mean, I have to live up to that. So, I did watch the animated film right before I started filming just because she has a certain physicality. She holds her hands with these little gestures, as well as her posture and her feet.”

Q: I felt like Aurora was so very innocent to the point of being naïve.  How different is the character from Elle?

“Well, she is that way because she doesn’t know the outside world. Definitely very naïve in that way. Everything she’s learned she’s had to learn on her own and, yeah, I’m as happy and as curious as she is – I like to soak up a lot of information – so we’re very similar in that way. “

An Interview with Elle Fanning, MALEFICENT'S Princess Aurora.

Q:What was your favorite scene to shoot?

“When I pricked my finger on the spindle because it’s such an iconic scene. It scared me more than Maleficent did because of the way the lights were and it looked like Aurora was morphing into Maleficent with green and purple lights.”

An Interview with Elle Fanning, MALEFICENT'S Princess Aurora.

Stay tuned for my review of MALEFICENT and more cast interviews in the coming days. MALEFICENT is rated PG and releases in theaters everywhere on May 30th!

Disclosure: Disney is sponsoring travel, accommodations and activities during my stay in Los Angeles. Thoughts are my own.