"The first time we met each other, she ran across the hallway and hugged me and jumped on me," she explained.
"We joked later like it was like being attacked by a thousand cute, gorgeous bunnies... She's just full of love and happiness and cuteness and belief and sweetness and when I was her age, I was the complete polar opposite - quite dark at that age.
"So, it's kind of a perfect match. It's a part of the film that's interesting, the struggle to deal with this light and love that she is, because Aurora is so strong in her light that it's a difficult thing to fight. I adore her.
"I think she is magic. You can't take your eyes off her on screen."
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