When Angelina Jolie signed on for the title role in Disney's Maleficent, she did so relishing the idea of her kids seeing her as the Sleeping Beauty villain.
"It's a really great script. I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted," Jolie told Entertainment Weekly on Friday. "My kids are very happy."
"It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time that they're looking at this epic woman [in a different way]," she says of the new take on the fairytale classic.
"You see a woman capable of being many things; just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other [warmer] qualities," the leg-thrusting actress adds. "You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is."
Jolie says there are redeeming qualities to her character, despite her ruthlessness.
"It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that's good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you're saying they should be a villain," Jolie says.
"[Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she's not perfect. She's far from perfect."
The actress has already begun working with the costume department to perfect her look for the film, which begins shooting in June.
"We're experimenting with different things," Jolie says. "But the horns are the horns - you can't deny them. You have to have horns."