No, Sam doesn't actually say Maleficent, he originally references Buffy. But, Maleficent is equally as powerful. Ways to Live Forever actress Ella Purnell is now starring in Maleficent. The star of the film, Angelina Jolie, handpicked the 17-year-old actress to play the teenage version of the iconic Disney villain in the new live action film. The actress is listed as one of the '8 Faces to Watch' by swide.com. Maleficent is in theaters now. Ways To Live Forever coming soon to DVD.