Redroofs Theatre School pupil stars in Disney blockbuster with Angelina Jolie

Redroofs Theatre School pupil stars in Disney blockbuster with Angelina Jolie

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Lucy Golding

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Redroofs Theatre School pupil stars in Disney blockbuster with Angelina Jolie

Acting tips from Angelina Jolie and a trip to Hollywood were among the experiences of a Redroofs Theatre School pupil starring in Disney's movie Maleficent.


Isobelle Molloy plays the young Maleficent in the Sleeping Beauty spin-off in which Angeline Jolie is the leading lady.

She landed the part after being spotted by a casting director when starring in the West End production of Matilda The Musical.

The 13-year-old, who relocated with her family from Essex to Maidenhead to attend the theatre School in Bath Road, spent several weeks working on the movie at Pinewood Studios and even got the chance to meet the star of the show.

Isobelle said: "I was quite nervous at meeting Angelina but she was really lovely."

"She was really helpful and asked if I had any questions about our character," added Isobelle who appeared in Eastenders as Bella Young.

Isobelle also rubbed shoulders with a host of other actors on set including Elle Fanning, Imelda Staunton and Juno Temple.

She added: "It was quite strange but as you are talking to them you realise they are just like you."

It took three hours for make-up artists to prepare Isobelle for filming as she was required to wear prosthetic cheeks.

Angelina Jolie as Maleficent

Her favourite moments on set was when she was strapped into a harness and flown above a forest as well as a scene with real reindeer.

She also enjoyed a first-class trip out to Los Angeles, in order to have a computer generated imagery (CGI) scan.

"We had afternoon tea on the plane and we stayed in a really nice hotel on Sunset Boulevard," said Isobelle who was excited to see boy band The Wanted there too.

She was due to see the movie in full for the first time on Wednesday at an Imax cinema in London and will watch it again on Saturday at the wrap party organised for the cast and crew.

Her mum Lianne said it's 'unreal' to see her daughter on the silver screen.

She said: "I can't believe it is here, it feels very surreal."

Watch the film trailer below:

 


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