Angelina Jolie and Michelle Pfeiffer are not feuding on the set of Maleficent 2, despite a completely untrue report attempting to pit the actresses against each other. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the claim. A rep for Pfeiffer tells us it's entirely false.
According to OK!, Jolie has been throwing her weight around on the set of the Disney sequel, making sure that Pfeiffer knows she's the film's star, producer and ultimately the "boss." An alleged insider tells the magazine, "Angie made sure her dressing room was bigger than Michelle's and she had first dibs in the makeup chair."
The outlet's questionable source further contends that Jolie is lashing out because she's secretly "threatened" by Pfeiffer, who's a "tough cookie" in her own right. "They're both really stubborn, and on days when they're not on set together they try to ignore each other," adds the seemingly phony tipster. "The atmosphere is getting pretty frosty!"
The tabloid NW published a similarly inaccurate story saying Jolie is "very controlling on set," which has led to additional friction between her and Pfeiffer, as well as other members of the crew. A supposed "insider" says some people on set "even avoid making eye contact with her," but Jolie "doesn't care if she seems like a diva."
Both of these reports are based on quotes from anonymous, untraceable and seemingly nonexistent "sources," but Pfeiffer's spokesperson tells Gossip Cop on the record the premise is "not remotely true." We're assured there's no feud between her and Jolie. The tabloid's additional claims about Jolie being difficult on set aren't accurate either.
In an interview with Collider, Elle Fanning talked about working with Jolie on the first Maleficent, revealing that she was very down to earth despite being one of the biggest movie stars in the world. The actress noted, "People see that intensity that she has in photographs and on red carpets, and that force around her, but then you meet her and she's just a girl... She was such the opposite of what I thought she would be."
Maleficent co-star Sharlto Copley gave Collider a very similar account of his experience being on set with Jolie. "She was just very grounded and very respectful and just treated me, surprisingly to some people from the outside, as an equal," said the actor. "I really enjoyed the process of working with her."
Meanwhile, it appears that Jolie is having a lot of fun shooting Maleficent 2. Last month, Fanning posted an Instagram photo of the actress photobombing her on the set of the Disney film. In a second Instagram photo from the set, Jolie can be seen standing behind Fanning holding up a peace sign with a big smile on her face.
Additionally, Marie Claire previously published an article titled, "What Is It REALLY Like To Work With Angelina Jolie?" which featured photos of the actress "giggling and relaxing with cast and crew" on the set of Unbroken. This notion that the actress is a tyrant on set simply isn't true. Irrespective of that, Pfeiffer's rep confirms there's no feud between her and Jolie.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.