Angelina Jolie has opened up for the first time since the break down of her marriage to Brad Pitt.
The award-winning actress is currently in Cambodia with her children promoting her new film. In an interview, where she spoke of her highly publicised personal life, Angelina said: “I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time and we are a family, and we will always be a family.”
She added: “We are and forever will be a family so that is how I am coping. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.”
Angelina, 41, filed for divorce last September and initially asked for full custody of their children following an incident believed to have happened on board a private jet as the family returned to Los Angeles from France. But it was revealed in January that they mutually agreed to seal custody documents in order to resolve issues and reach a divorce settlement.
Angelina flew to Cambodia with her children Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahard, 12, Shiloh, 10, and 8-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox for a screening of First They Killed My Father in Cambodia, a new Netflix movie. The movie will be the memoirs of Loung Ung, whos family were vitcims to Khmer Rouge Regime.
Ahead of the red carpet, Angelina attended a press conference where she spoke about filming in Cambodia and how she wanted to understand where her son Maddox’s family have been through: “It helped to open my eyes to what was going on…I wanted to tell the story through the eyes of the child’s point of view, the love of a family to show the beauty of the country and understand what Maddox’s parent may have gone through.”
Angelina Jolie has revealed that it was in fact, she who approached Netflix to release the project. She has cast an entirely Cambodian cast and the dialogue is spoken in the native language.
First They Killed My Father will be released on Netflix later this year.