"I never thought I could make a movie or direct", Jolie told an audience at the Toronto Film Festival.
Just like the character in the movie she produced, Jolie herself is a prime example of a strong woman. "I'm not ready, '" she said, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Angelina Jolie had the ideal test audience when it came time to prepare for her role in Maleficent.
Jolie said her first major film as a director, the 2011 Bosnian war drama "In the Land of Blood and Honey", was prompted by her humanitarian work as a special envoy for the United Nations refugee agency. "[The coach] had me play around with throwing my voice as big as it could go".
Wearing a stylish, off the shoulder black dress, Jolie was joined by her six children: sons Pax and Maddox, who worked on the film, as well as the rest of her brood - Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne.
But if she's still harboring any rancor, not a shred of it showed in her face when she hit the red carpet at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday. "The nice thing about being a director is to champion other people", Jolie added. Once they did, the US cleared out their embassy and got the hell out, leaving the Cambodian people and especially anyone connected to the previous government vulnerable to the Khmer Rouge's violent retribution.
Jolie's mother, Marcheline Bertrand and her father Jon Voight, divorced when the actress was young.
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are making headlines even a year after their nasty split.
These questions feel familiar, because they are the same questions that run through my head through any number of unimaginative real-life tragedy I've seen onscreen in the past year and since forgotten. "I haven't done much since she passed away, in front of the camera", she remarked. I suspect Ung's book fills in those gaps, but Jolie's film has little of the visual and dramatic immediacy the page can't capture.