Angelina Jolie & Elle Fanning celebrate International Day of the Girl

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning, from Maleficent: Mistress of Evil joined London students from the Mulberry School for Girls to mark today’s International Day of the Girl.

Ten young students from the school were invited to take part in a special meet and greet which gave them the opportunity to ask the two leading actresses questions which they had composed themselves. The topics included the importance of diverse female roles, the increasing pressures that social media has on young people and how every girl deserves the right to an education.

Check out the highlights of the day below!

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their human rights.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil is a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after Maleficent, in which audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. The film continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within.

Directed by Joachim Rønning, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil stars Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Ed Skrein, Elle Fanning Chiwetel Ejiofor, Robert Lindsay, Sam Riley, Imelda Staunton and Juno Temple.

The film is set for release in UK cinemas on 18th October.

Nicola Austin

Lover of all things Marvel, DC, Game of Thrones, Disney, Pokemon and Studio Ghibli. Favourite superhero is Ms Marvel closely followed by Spider-Man.

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