The premiere for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was held last night in Los Angeles, and it’s not exactly a surprise that Angelina Jolie would be there. You know, since she’s the second-billed star (I’m pretty sure her cheekbones get top billing). And Angelina decided to bring a plus one, plus two, plus three, plus four, and plus five in the form of her kids Pax, Shiloh, Vivienne, Zahara, and Knox. It’s pretty clear that Angelina didn’t circulate a family-wide text beforehand about who would be wearing what, otherwise Zahara wouldn’t have shown up looking like Maleficent’s even more diabolically dramatic replacement that was recruited from an evil finishing school. That scorpion looks like it’s about to hand in its notice and go to work on Zahara’s dress.
Aside from this picture of Angelina’s grown children making some people feel very old, it’s the kind of picture that makes grandaddy Jon Voight’s blood pressure rise. When Jon sees one of Angie’s kids, he doesn’t have to worry about remembering their name. He can just rotate in and out a series of “champs” and “sports.” But get five of them together, and he’s bound to struggle with who is who. Luckily for him, the name conversation probably starts and ends the moment he asks, “Okay so which of yous is the one that moved to South Korea to avoid seeing your dad?”
Both Angelina and her kids look like they’re having tons of fun at the premiere, which might be the result of no longer feeling trapped and crappy. She was recently asked by E!’s Daily Pop about whether Maleficent is more than just cold and evil, and she responded that Maleficent is just someone who wants to be wild, and sometimes doesn’t feel free or safe. And that’s apparently something Angelina can relate to.
“There have been times in my life where I have felt – and maybe I’ve hidden them well from the public – where I have not felt free, I have not felt safe, I have not felt like free of harm. I have felt small. I have felt cornered. And it has taken a lot to find that again, probably more of that today than I was in the last four years.”
Hmmm…I wonder who she could be talking to? Whoever was doing that cornering? I’m sure we’ll find out more when a “source” claims that Brad Pitt returned home one day four years ago to discover that Angelina had knocked down the walls in their home and replaced them all with a series of tight corners that she was constantly backing herself into. Oh, and that she raised all the ceilings an extra 5 feet, just so she could feel extra small. And Brad obviously knew nothing about it, because the work was done right and none of the rooms collapsed.
Here’s more of Angelina and 5 of her 6 kids at Maleficent 2 last night, as well as the film’s other villain Michelle Pfeiffer, Princess Aurora Elle Fanning, and Jon Voight.