10:00 am EDT, June 20, 2014

First look: Kristin Chenoweth as Maleficent in Disney Channel’s ‘Descendants’

Disney’s The Descendants is currently filming, and we now have our first look at the most well-known actress in the cast playing Maleficent.

Kristin Chenoweth is the bad beauty in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie which is slated to air next year. In this new photo, depicted above thanks to Entertainment Weekly, Maleficent is standing next to her daughter Mal played by Dove Cameron. In the background we see the children of a few other Disney villains.

“Who didn’t love to hate Maleficent?” said director Kenny Ortega to EW on Thursday. “You have the incomparable Kristin Chenoweth with this fantastic chemistry with Dove Cameron, who plays her daughter, and wonderful wit and good humor with Kathy Najimy, who plays her neighbor, the Evil Queen. It’s just a dream.”

According to EW, the photo depicts Maleficent “scolding her daughter Mal for not reaching her evil potential.” In The Descendants, Maleficent is the only imprisoned villain who still thinks they can conquer the kingdom.

Our first look at the children of the villains arrived earlier this week, and we were surprised by their appearances because they look like they belong in the 90s. One of our commenters cleverly pointed out that it looks like they shop at Hot Topic.

Maleficent’s costume looks a bit better in comparison to the clothing worn by the children. It’s certainly a more recognizable appearance.

What do you think of Chenoweth in the iconic role as Maleficent?

It’s a big departure from how Angelina Jolie looked for the self-titled live-action movie which opened in theaters in late May.

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