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Angelina Jolie explains how playing a ‘broken’ woman helped her recover from divorce

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She has played characters in extreme emotional turmoil over the years, but according to Angelina Jolie, has played an important role in helping her overcome her own trauma.

The 45-year-old man, who is currently in a custody battle with ex Brad Pitt, admitted that shooting his new movie Those who wish me dead it was “very healing” for her.

“I am attracted to people who have been through something and are broken and then find the way forward and get over it,” he explained to Entertainment tonight in a behind-the-scenes video of the set.

“As an artist, it’s very healing to play people like that. She has been very healing to me because you get so broken and then you wake up.”

Angelina Jolie.
Angelina Jolie in 2019 (Getty).

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Jolie plays wildland firefighter Hannah Faber in the thriller, who is tasked with protecting a 12-year-old boy (played by Australian actor Finn Little) from hitmen after witnessing a murder, as fire burns around him. .

“On the surface, it feels like a great thriller, a great adventure through unusual terrain within a great fire,” he explained. “Underneath, it’s a very emotional movie. It’s about people who have a great impact on each other and change each other. Emotionally and practically, they go through the fire.”

Jolie admitted British vogue at the beginning of the year that “The last few years have been quite rough. I have been concentrating on healing our family. It is slowly coming back, like ice melting and blood returning to my body.”

Angelina Jolie with all six children
Jolie with her six children. (Getty)

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Earlier this month, the Oscar-winning actress admitted that her split has made it difficult for her to pursue certain career paths, saying Weekly entertainment she sticks to acting jobs closer to home while adjusting to being a single mother of six.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in 2015 (FilmMagic)

“I love directing, but I had a change in my family situation that did not allow me to direct for a few years,” he explained.

Jolie shares Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 12, Zahara, 16 and Shiloh, 14, with Pitt.

The couple separated in 2016 after 12 years together. The divorce was finalized in 2019, although custody of her children and property is still being processed in court.

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