Angelina Jolie Gratful For Support After Double Mastectomy
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ANGELINA Jolie says she was “very, very moved” by the support she received after her double mastectomy.
The actress had both breasts removed last year after tests showed she carries the BRCA1 gene, meaning her chances of contracting breast cancer are very high, and she was overwhelmed by the support she was offered after revealing the news.
Jolie, 38, opened up in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people,” she said.
“Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women’s issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I’ve talked to men about their daughters’ and wives’ health.
“It makes me feel closer to other people who deal with the same things and have either lost their parents or are considering surgeries or wondering about their children.”
The actress — who raises six kids with Brad Pitt — also explained why her five-year-old daughter Vivienne was cast to play young Princess Aurora in Maleficent. Jolie plays the titular character.
“We think it’s fun for our kids to have cameos and join us on set, but not to be actors. That’s not our goal for Brad and I at all,” she said.
“But the other three and four-year-old [performers] wouldn’t come near me. It had to be a child that liked me and wasn’t afraid of my horns and my eyes and my claws. So it had to be Viv.”
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