The Oscar-winning actress and three Golden Globes Angelina Jolie and the Golden Globe-winning actress Michelle Pfeiffer last night presented the European preview of the new Disney movie in Rome Maleficent – Lady of Evil, in Italian cinemas from October 17th.
For the occasion, the two actresses marched along via della Conciliazione on a 90-meter carpet black & white, between Castel Sant'Angelo and the Dome of St. Peter. To welcome many fans for photos and autographs on the notes of the song "You Can't Stop The Girl" (Warner Records) by Bebe Rexha, the young American singer and composer with already several Grammy nominations.
Among the public there are also numerous faces from the show and the web including Eleonora Abbagnato, Caterina Balivo, Aldo Montano, Rossella Brescia, Paola Minaccioni, Frank Matano, Nina Palmieri, Casa Surace, Madalina Ghenea, Roberta Giarrusso, Giorgio Pasotti, Adriana Volpe, Michela Cescon, Silvia D'Amico, Andrea Bosca, Giulia Valentina, Nicole Mazzocato, Greta Menardo, and many others.
The event was anticipated by a masterclass where Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer met over 100 children and teenagers, film students between 10 and 25, selected by Alice in the City. The meeting, moderated by Piera Detassis, President and Artistic Director of the Italian Academy of Cinema – David di Donatello Awards, focused on the career of the two actresses, their training, their experience on the set of Maleficent – Lady of Evil and other successes that have marked their career.
"It is important never to tire of looking for what differentiates us from others and makes us unique – said Angelina Jolie to the boys who participated in the masterclass. "The world is characterized by diversity and we become stronger when we realize it. "The world should be a more tolerant place to diversity – he added Michelle Pfeiffer, – this is the spell that I would like to launch on the world".
"It was a great honor to host two actresses of the caliber of Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer in Italy, in the eternal city, for the European premiere of Maleficent – Lady of Evil – commented Daniel Frigo, Country Manager & Head of Studio Distribution, The Walt Disney Company Italy, Turkey, Israel & Greece. – "I thank Alice in the City, TIM and all the partners involved who, with their commitment and support, have made this great event possible. A special thanks also to the team of The Walt Disney Company Italia".
Directed by Joachim Rønning, Maleficent – Lady of Evil starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sam Riley, Harris Dickinson, Ed Skrein, Imelda Staunton, Juno Temple, Lesley Manville and Michelle Pfeiffer in the role of Queen Ingrid. Written by Linda Woolverton and Noah Harpster & Micah Fitzerman-Blue and based on a story by Linda Woolverton, the film is produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson, while Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Mike Vieira are executive producers.