Not-So-Wicked Witch

October 25, 2019

In 2014, Disney’s Maleficent showed there was more to the Sleeping Beauty villain than evil spells. Over the course of that movie, Princess Aurora grew close to her godmother, Maleficent, as she learned more about her.

Now the story continues in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. To protect their kingdom, Aurora and Maleficent must unite. But a conflict develops between them. Aurora agrees to marry Prince Phillip. Maleficent isn’t happy about this. And Queen Ingrith, the prince’s mother, intends to divide Aurora and Maleficent even further.

Harris Dickinson plays Prince Phillip. He told TIME for Kids that his character supports Aurora “by going against his mother’s way of doing things.” This, he adds, allows Aurora and Phillip “to rule in a more progressive and positive way.” Maleficent: Mistress of Evil hits theaters on October 18.

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