The actress stars in the leading role in the upcoming "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil", and revealed during a press conference for the movie on Monday, September 30, she was ready to "fully embrace" the character this time round.
"I got a call and they said: 'We thought you were the only person who can play Maleficent. It's so obvious,'" she recalled. "And everybody else says, 'Well, it's so obvious'. You just think, 'I'm really not sure how I'm supposed to take that, and yet I love her!'
"So maybe I just needed to fully embrace it at this time in my life," Jolie, 44, added. "You know years ago when we first did it, I was like... She's a bit wild and full-on and a bit much and fun."
However, after finalising her divorce from her ex-husband, Brad Pitt, and moving forward with her personal life, the "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" star confessed she has a newfound adoration for the character.
"I've been through different things in my life and I was so happy to feel strong again and to have some fun," she explained. "And I adore being her and there's something about her that I'm now very proud that I'm associated."