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

Coming up in the next {{countdown}} {{countdownlbl}}

Coming up next:



Skip to this video now

Now Playing:


Related Extras
Related Videos
Video Transcript
Transcript for Elle Fanning Brings Sleeping Beauty Back to Life
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.

This transcript has been automatically generated and may not be 100% accurate.

{"duration":"2:43","description":"Actress takes on the classic tale, faces Angelina Jolie as the wicked queen in \"Maleficent.\" ","mediaType":"default","section":"ABCNews/GMA","id":"23880498","title":"Elle Fanning Brings Sleeping Beauty Back to Life","url":"/GMA/video/elle-fanning-interview-2014-actress-brings-sleeping-beauty-23880498"}