Angelina Jolie: Difficulty of Divorce, Awakening in Cambodia, Upcoming Film
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Articles Articles Feb 21, 2017 06:15 AM EST
Celebrity A-lister Angelina Jolie shares her experiences in Cambodia, her next movie project and her controversial divorce with fellow celebrity Brad Pitt. The actress goes in-depth with what she went through and how she is now.
Angelina Jolie had a rough year when she had to juggle the weight of her career, her battle with depression, and her failed marriage with Brad Pitt. In an exclusive interview with BBC, Jolie talked about her upcoming project for Netflix, and on how she fought the current obstacles in her life. The new project the celebrity is working on is a film and she premiered it in one of her favorite countries, Cambodia.
The film, titled "First They Killed My Father," is Angelina Jolie's recent project. The story is about the gripping account of the Khmer Rouge genocide that killed around 2 million people. What sets this story apart from others is that this is a retelling through the perspective of a child. This superwoman directed the film and she aims on inspiring the Cambodians to speak openly about that traumatizing moment that shook their country.
Cambodia holds a special place in Jolie's heart as she said she experienced an awakening in the country. Her experience stemmed from years ago in 2001 during her shoot for the movie "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider." According to Angelina Jolie, the moment she arrived in Cambodia, she allowed herself to know the country, and she fell in love with the people.
Having the emotional attachment with the place, she got to know the history and realized there was a lot that she needed to know about the world. This inspired her to pursue her career in service of the United Nations organization and soon become the Goodwill Ambassador to UNCHR from 2001 to 2012. Her influence in the organization garnered respect and acknowledgement of her strong dedication and this was all thanks to Cambodia. The country is also where she adopted her first child, Maddox.
Things, however, did not go well with Angelina Jolie and her children as she went through a messy divorce with her "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" co-star, Brad Pitt. In the Guardian, she shared that they would always be a family besides not being either romantically or legally bounded to each other. She also said that it was a difficult time for her and for their 6 (adopted and biological) children. Right now, Jolie says that her focus is her children. Despite all the challenges that she had been through, she still rose above it all.