Angelina Jolie finally confirms: My secret torment
The actress speaks out after red carpet appearance
Angelina Jolie looked for all the world like the dark and powerful movie queen as she strutted the red carpet of her new movie, new film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, But the star has revealed her secret fragility, confirming her hard image is anything but true.
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‘I think I questioned, when I was first a mother, whether I was good enough,’ she told reporters. ‘And I think that a lot of good mums question whether or not they’re good enough.’
The revelation comes as the star confessed that she has felt plagued by perceptions that she is a self-destructive figure.
‘There have been times in my life where I have felt misunderstood, like Maleficent, and not accepted,’ she said. ‘Early in my career, I did feel small and like an outcast.
‘The public associated me [with] self-destructive behaviour, and not as a serious actor.
‘People thought of me only in that way, which was hard.’
The star is now holding her head high
Perhaps that’s why the star’s kids are shying away from following in her footsteps and going into acting.
‘None of my kids want to be actors,’ Angelina revealed. ‘They are actually very interested in being musicians. I think they like the process of film from the outside.
‘Mad is interested in editing. Pax loves music and deejaying.’
Looking stunning in a black gown, complete with a decorative scorpion on her hip, Angelina teamed with the film's creepy theme at the premiere.
The kids are loving the Hollywood life
Angelina seemed on top of the world, after recently enduring a divorce from Brad Pitt, and custody wrangling over the kids. But it hasn’t always been so easy for her, with the star giving some disturbing insight into her recent struggles.
‘There have been times in my life where I have felt—and maybe I've hidden them well from the public—where I have not felt free, I have not felt safe, I have not felt like free of harm,’ she told E!.
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‘I have felt small. I have felt cornered. And it has taken a lot to find that again, probably more of that today than I was in the last four years’.