I've always been drawn to villains, says Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie said she has always been drawn towards villains rather than princesses, ahead of her latest role as Sleeping Beauty sorceress Maleficent.
The 38-year-old makes her big-screen comeback in the title role in the Disney film of the same name, alongside her five-year-old daughter Vivienne.
The Oscar-winning actress, wearing a black beaded billowy dress by Versace, was joined on the rain-sodden blue carpet by fiance Brad Pitt and their eldest son Maddox at the preview of a special costume exhibition at London's Kensington Palace.
"What isn't there to like about Maleficent? She was my favourite when I was little. I wasn't into princesses and I thought she was so elegant and so powerful," she said.
"She scared me a little bit, but I think it's a natural thing for children, and everybody to want to understand their fears and to get closer to those things – the shadows, the dark and what frightens us – so I was always curious."