American actress Angelina Jolie revealed in a recent interview that starring in Those Who Wish Me Dead was ‘healing’ for her.
In Those Who Wish Me Dead, Angelina Jolie plays Hannah Faber, a veteran fire warden who takes upon the responsibility to take care of a young teenage boy who witnesses the murder of his father near a large national forest. The plot is thickened when the assassins of the boy’s father set fire to the forest in order to cover their own tracks which leaves the fire warden and the boy who must now fight for their life.
In a recent interview on-set, Angelina Jolie revealed that playing her character in the upcoming movie i.e Hannah Faber was very ‘healing’ for her. Speaking about her character, Jolie said-
“I am drawn to people who have been through something and are broken and then find their way forward and overcome it. As an artist, it’s very healing to play people like that. She’s been very healing for me, because you just get so broken and then you stand back up.”
Angelina Jolie talks about how the character of Hannah Faber helped her in getting in touch with herself along with helping her deal with the personal problems that came up after her divorce from ex-husband Brad Pitt.
Those Who Wish Me Dead is the directorial debut for American screenwriter and now director Taylor Sheridan. The film stars The Punisher star Jon Bernthal, The Wire star Aiden Gillen as well as Mad Max actor Nicholas Hoult alongside Angelina Jolie; quite the cast they’ve got there!
Angelina Jolie continued expressing her thoughts about the movie, saying-
“On its surface, it feels like a great thriller, a great adventure across an unusual terrain inside a great fire. Underneath it, it’s a really emotional film. It’s about people who have a great impact on each other and change each other. Emotionally and practically, they go through the fire.”
How has Angelina Jolie been doing since her split with Brad Pitt?
It’s been about 5 years since Angelina Jolie split with her meant-to-be husband Brad Pitt in 2016. In a February interview with British Vogue, the actor, filmmaker and humanitarian talked about how she has been feeling these past few years.
In the interview, Jolie talked about recovering and getting through all of it-
“The past few years have been pretty hard. I’ve been focusing on healing our family. It’s slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body.”
Angelina Jolie now lives in California, where she shares a home with her six children- Maddox, 19, Pax, then 16, Zahara, then 15, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox.