Angelina Jolie's father and actor Jon Voight has said he is excited to see his granddaughter Vivienne star alongside Jolie in Maleficent.

Daughter of Jolie and Brad Pitt, Vivienne was cast to play a young Princess Aurora in the Sleeping Beauty reboot as all of the other children that auditioned were too afraid of Jolie in costume.

Speaking to People, proud grandfather Voight said, "Apparently when they were doing it, the funny thing was Angie and Brad were off camera trying to get her to respond. You know, telling her, 'You're happy and you're running through the field' And they followed her with the camera.

"I'm excited to see how Vivienne did. It's just like any grandchild, you're going to be proud of her no matter what she did."

Maleficent is set to hit cinemas on May 28.