Jolie says needs role models for herself

Oscar Cross
September 13, 2017

Angelina Jolie launches new film The Breadwinner at the Toronto Film Festival, all her six children came Canada for the moral support. After all, is it a failure if a film whose all-but-stated goal is to illuminate the horrific events it depicts, is not a knockout of artistic and entertainment value?

Jolie is excited about going back to acting and reprising her role as the misunderstood Disney villain.

"They worked hard", Angelina said of her two oldest children.

"We all need to do, I think, even more than we've ever done because we're at a very dark time".

The film tells the story of 11-year-old Parvana (voiced by Chaudry), whose life, along with her family's, is thrown into turmoil when her father is imprisoned by the Taliban. "I thought, 'I'm not really sure I could do what needs to be done for her.' The coach had me play around with throwing my voice as big as it could go", she added.


Jolie with her kids earlier this month at the Telluride Film Festival, which hosted a premiere of "First They Killed My Father". But Jolie does admit that by the summer of 2016 "things got bad".

It recounts her life as a child in the 1970s under the brutal Khmer Rouge, as she and her family struggled to survive the murderous regime of Pol Pot. "I thought about what an awesome character there is in Parvana and what an incredible story", Twomey said, noting it look nearly five years to get the book to the screen.

It "tells the sad reality of many girls having to work and not go to school", said Jolie, who has made several trips to Afghanistan. "They see what's happening in Syria or in Myanmar and they ask why, and we're all trying to find the same answers". I was able to say, you have a job, get over here, help me with this...

After keeping a relatively low profile - at least as much as is possible for one of the most famous women in the world - since her split from husband Brad Pitt previous year, Jolie is back at the top of the marquee. She decided to make things clear ... "I realized when my mom passed away, [acting] was something I was very much doing for her". "I didn't want to use that word..." They've been very courageous.

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