My `Maleficent` costume scared kids: Angelina Jolie

PTI| Updated: Mar 06, 2014, 19:28 PM IST

Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has revealed that her role as the titular villain in `Maleficent` scared her children.

Jolie, 38, said that except her five-year-old daughter Vivienne, who is starring in the Disney`s upcoming thriller as the young Princess Aurora, other children had not even come close to her, reported Us magazine.

"We think it`s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That`s not our goal for Brad (Pitt) and I at all.

"But the other 3-and 4-year-old (performers) wouldn`t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn`t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv. When Pax saw me for the first time, he ran away and got upset -- and I thought he was kidding, so I was pretending to chase him until I actually found him crying. I had to take off pieces (of the makeup) in front of him to show him it was all fake and not freak out so much," Jolie said.

After Jolie`s children told her not to play the villain in the movie, the actress tried to change their minds by sharing a more sympathetic side to her `Mistress of All Evil` character.

"I said, `Let me tell you the real story but you can`t tell anybody,`. So this was my test too, like any parent. The next day, I heard Shiloh getting into a fight with another kid, defending Maleficent, saying, `You don`t understand her!` They got into a bit of an argument and I thought, that`s the reason to do the film."

Jolie raises six children with fiance Pitt.