How Angelina Jolie's love for her children helped act her new role in "Those Who Wish Me Dead"

한미희 / 기사승인 : 2021-05-04 13:47:37
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Jolie starring as a smokejumper who saves a child's life in new movie
▲ This photo provided by Warner Bros. Korea shows actress Angelina Jolie from "Those Who Wish Me Dead." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

▲ This photo provided by Warner Bros. Korea shows a scene from "Those Who Wish Me Dead." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

▲ This photo provided by Warner Bros. Pictures shows the poster for "Those Who Wish Me Dead." (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)

SEOUL, May 4 (Yonhap) -- One of Hollywood's most-loved actresses, Angelina Jolie is returning to the big screens with a thriller movie, "Those Who Wish Me Dead."


Since "Maleficent," which was released two years ago, Angelina Jolie has returned as a strong female figure similar to her other roles in the past. However her latest role allowed her to refer to her own emotions and experiences such as motherhood and sacrifice in order to create an impactful performance.


During an video conference after the premiere of "Those Who Wish Me Dead" on the 4th, Jolie described her new role as a 'healing' experience for her.


The actress explained, "As an artist, it's very healing to play people (Jolie's character, Hannah) like that. She's been very healing for me, because you just get so broken and then you stand back up."


In the movie, smokejumper Hannah Faber (played by Angelina Jolie) struggles from the trauma of losing three lives she failed to save from a fire. When Hannah works alone at a watchtower in the deep forest, she comes across a 12-year-old boy, Conor Casserly (played by Finn Little) who has unwittingly witnessed a murder. Hannah makes it her responsibility to protect Conor from the two assassins coming after him and the fire that soon rages around them.


Angelina Jolie mentioned how she had approached Hannah through the character's weakness rather than her strengths.


“Many times over, my life has been enhanced and I have grown through love for my children and my relationship to them. So for me, I loved that this character was so broken and felt overwhelmed and what saved her is him,” the actress said.


The actress who has been working on many humanitarian activities including The UN Refugee agency mentioned, "We hope that this film also brings attention to the firefighters who are very brave and who are on the front lines risking their lives and doing all they can to prevent the spread and protect."




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