Angelina Jolie reveals Maleficent co-star Elle Fanning taught her how to be 'goofy' and teased out a 'lightness and softness' in her

Angelina Jolie has revealed her Maleficent co-star Elle Fanning has taught her how to be 'goofy' and has teased out a 'softness' in her.

The pair star together in the upcoming Disney film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil with Angelina once again taking on the title character and Elle playing Princess Aurora. 

Speaking to Alison Hammond on Monday's edition of This Morning, Angelina, 44, said of her co-star: 'I’ve learned a lot with Elle, with my children I’m silly and light but sometimes in my life I’m not.

Pals: Angelina Jolie, 44, has revealed her Maleficent co-star Elle Fanning, 21, has taught her how to be 'goofy' and has teased out a 'softness' in her

Pals: Angelina Jolie, 44, has revealed her Maleficent co-star Elle Fanning, 21, has taught her how to be 'goofy' and has teased out a 'softness' in her 

'Being with her as a child brought out this lightness this softness out in me, and it continues to be our relationship where she smiles at my strength and toughness and it makes me goofy and fun.

They previously starred together in the first Maleficent film, which was released in 2014. 

Asked why it took five years for a sequel to be released, Angelina said Elle, 21, 'had to grow up'.

Elle added: 'I was 14, Angelina and I we had the first movie and she's watched me grow up and now here we are again, I’m older I feel like we have this bond which I felt I was accepted as one of the women on set.'

Co-stars: The pair star together in the upcoming Disney film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil with Angelina once again taking on the title character and Elle playing Princess Aurora

Co-stars: The pair star together in the upcoming Disney film Maleficent: Mistress of Evil with Angelina once again taking on the title character and Elle playing Princess Aurora 

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil takes place five years after the first film and sees Maleficent's peaceful life as the protector of the Moors takes an unexpected turn when Prince Phillip proposes to Aurora and she accepts.

Phillip's mother, Queen Ingrith, plans to use the wedding to divide fairies and humans forever, leading Maleficent and Aurora to be on opposite sides of an impending war.

Of the flick, Angelia said: 'If this film says anything it says embracing your differences, being your true self or if someone is shutting yourself down then shut it out.'

Angelina said of her co-star: 'I’ve learned a lot with Elle, with my children I’m silly and light but sometimes in my life I’m not'

Angelina said of her co-star: 'I’ve learned a lot with Elle, with my children I’m silly and light but sometimes in my life I’m not'

Interview: Angelina and Elle spoke to Alison Hammond on Monday's edition of This Morning

Interview: Angelina and Elle spoke to Alison Hammond on Monday's edition of This Morning 

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In between filming the blockbuster, the actresses found time to relax and went paintballing together.

Angelina said: 'We like some sports. You're [Elle] just crazy with things. She was shooting people on her own team, I take it too seriously, slightly too aggressive.'

'She brought all her assassin knowledge,' Elle added.

'We didn’t tell production, it was one of those where we don’t tell them,' Angelina said.

Angelina is mother of six children, Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, who she shares with estranged husband Brad Pitt.

The former couple split in 2016 and although they were declared legally single earlier this year, their marriage still hasn't been officially dissolved yet.

The actress spoke candidly about wanting to focus on 'raising her children well', as she made an appearance at the Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil press conference in London last week. 

Back in action: Angelina once again takes on the lead role in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Back in action: Angelina once again takes on the lead role in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 

Discussing her goals for the future, Angelina said: 'I feel I like being an artist [is important] of course, but I’d like the other aspects of my work to take over my life a little bit more in the years ahead.

'Really I just want to raise my children well, they’re all at those very special ages where you don’t want to miss a moment and just get it right before they’re out in the world on their own and having to face it.

'You hope you get all the good stuff in, so that’s my main focus. But I have some other crazy ideas for future things, let’s see what happens.' 

Wait: Asked why it took five years for a sequel to be released, Angelina said Elle 'had to grow up'

Wait: Asked why it took five years for a sequel to be released, Angelina said Elle 'had to grow up'

Angelina Jolie reveals Maleficent co-star Elle Fanning taught her how to be 'goofy'

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