It would seem that Angelina Jolie was so frightening in her Maleficent costume and makeup that none of the child actors cast in the Disney film were willing to perform with her. Angelina’s 10 year old, Pax, was even temporarily frightened of her.
Ordinarily, the Jolie-Pitt family does not opt to encourage their children to engage in acting roles; however, out of desperation, Angelina attempted to enlist her own children for help to finish filming Maleficent with the hope that they would not be fearful of mummy in her costume.
Fortunately for Angelina, she has one very brave daughter, Vivienne. Vivienne stepped up so that filming could continue.