Angelina Jolie thinks 'Maleficent' will be ''good'' for young girls.

The actress portrays the titular villainous fairy in the forthcoming Disney reimagining of the classic 'Sleeping Beauty' tale and thinks the story depicts the character in a positive way.

She said: ''It's not anti-princess, but it's the first time they're looking at this epic woman.

''I hope in the end you see a woman who is capable of being many things, and just because she protects herself and is aggressive, it doesn't mean she can't have other [warmer] qualities. You have to figure out the puzzle of what she is.

''It sounds really crazy to say that there will be something that's good for young girls in this, because it sounds like you're saying they should be a villain. [Maleficent] is actually a great person. But she's not perfect. She's far from perfect.''

Angelina - who raises six children with partner Brad Pitt - is particularly excited about the film because she gets to don horns for the part.

She added to Entertainment Weekly: ''I start it in June, and it's a really great script. I'm having a lot of fun. I've already got my horns fitted. My kids are very happy. We're still figuring out the look. We're experimenting with different things. But the horns are the horns -- you can't deny them. You have to have horns.''