Angelina Jolie has said she loved playing Maleficent in the upcoming Sleeping Beauty reboot and was sad to take her horns off when shooting finished.

The actress told Entertainment Weekly, "I loved being Maleficent. I was quite sad to put my staff down and put my horns away because somehow, she just lives in a different world.

"But I did have to take my staff home to practice walking with it in my cloak, and then I would go outside and scream at the bushes to expand my voice and play with my voice. So, mom was a bit nutso for a period."

The costume itself took some getting used to with Jolie adding, "It was pretty funny, because I kept on hitting my horns on things. The framing was very strange, they were actually kind of heavy. There had to be [lighter weighing] ones that you could ride horses in because if you fall with something [heavy] attached to your head, that's it – it could break your neck. There were softer horns for the fights. The harder ones were magnetic so I could actually clip them off and walk around, but then I looked like a little bear. It did not look half as cool."

She added, "It's not just that you're a foot taller on top, you're also in five-inch heels so you are really big. I was out of whack for a bit. Definitely, it took me a while to become graceful with her."

Jolie and Brad Pitt's daughter Vivienne stars alongside her mother in Maleficent with Jolie previously saying she had to cast her own daughter, as every other child that auditioned was too afraid of her in her costume.