Elle Fanning Brings Sleeping Beauty Back to Life

Actress takes on the classic tale, faces Angelina Jolie as the wicked queen in "Maleficent."
2:43 | 05/27/14

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morning. Big, happy crowd, extending their memorial day weekend. Next weekend, "Maleficent" opens, from Disney. It's a different take on "Sleeping beauty." I know who you are. Do you? You're my fare godmother. Reporter: On screen, elle fanning is a 16-year-old with a curse. Offscreen, this 16-year-old's life couldn't be more enchanting. In Disney's "Maleficent," she's the princess Aurora. People would ask me, what do you want to be when you grow up? And I would say, a does fli princess. This is a little feistier. She's stronger. A little more to her. That's great to see. Reporter: In real life, this beauty is far from sleeping. I was surprised to learn you go to school full-time. Tenth grade. Yes. Reporter: Exams coming up? They are. Finals. Reporter: She's appeared in more than 20 films, with Joaquin Phoenix, Jeff bridges and Matt Damon. But fanning still gets butterflies when meeting Hollywood royalty. I tried to put myself in your shoes, meeting Angelina for the first time. I was so nervous. Don't be afraid. I'm not afraid. Then, come out. Then, you'll be afraid. You hear that name. And it's such a huge -- it's Angelina Jolie. Everyone knows who she is. She gave me a giant hug immediately. We hugged right away. And she said, we're going to have so many much fun working together. Reporter: We have a lot of questions from Facebook. One from Karen. What was your most memorable moment filming? I did, pricking my finger. Doing that scene was huge deal for me. She will fall into a sleep-like death. Reporter: When you throw yourself forward ten years in your life, where do you want to be? I hope I'm still acting. I would love that. Also, maybe write or direct something. I love writing. Maybe one day. First, she has to pass those examines this week.xd "Maleficent" opens nationwide on Friday. Angelina Jolie stars as maleficent.

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