A is for Angelina Jolie

Angelina-Jolie-Critics-Choice-Awards-2015-Red-Carpet-Fashion-Atelier-Versace-Tom-Lorenzo-Site-TLO-31I (like I’m sure many people did when the news first broke all those years ago) didn’t particularly like Angelina Jolie for breaking up Brad Pitt and Jenifer Aniston – but what do I know about what goes on in these people’s lives? It takes two to tango and some relationships aren’t destined to work out while others flourish. Angelina and Brad’s relationship is certainly flourishing and it’s great to see such a great family in Hollywood. I’ve grown up a bit now so no longer particularly care about celebrity gossip but it’s interesting to see how we as a society react to these types of stories.

I think the first film I ever saw Angelina Jolie in was Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) and boy was that some great casting?! I still have a soft spot for that film all these later.

Angelina Jolie’s decision to have a double mastectomy a few years ago was big news and recently it was announced she had also made the tough decision to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a preventative measure to make it less likely for her to get cancer. That must have been an incredibly difficult decision to make, one that affects her and her family. But it’s a decision that also brings light to cancer and the measures that can be taken to stop it.

I think her openness about both operations is commendable and the fact that she has gone through two big operations and changes while still acting and directing as well as being a wife and mother is admirable.


  1. True! I have never liked her in the way you go crazy and become somebody’s fan. But it is really nice to see all the social work she is doing. It makes me WANT to have a good opinion about her 🙂

    1. Yes! My thoughts exactly! She’s definitely not my favourite actress (though I have enjoyed the majority of films she’s been in) but I do really like her as a person. Her social work and being a UN Ambassador is really great and definitely something young people can look up to.

  2. What’s funny about the whole Angelina Jolie thing is that Jennifer Aniston has asked everyone to get over it! If it doesn’t bother her, why does it bother so many other people? I worked in an office where everyone was freaking out over what this one beautiful woman was wearing every day and during that time, I realized that women have this instinctual need to protect the men of the world from women they feel are “husband stealers.” Never mind that Angelina Jolie doesn’t want THEIR husbands…they see her as a representation of the type of woman they THINK would try to seduce their own husbands. (Which gives men ZERO credit for having the power to resist a beautiful woman, by the way.)


    1. Exactly! Everyone who matters ie Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston, have all moved on and are quite happy with how things are – it’s the media and the public that hunger for the drama and hold a grudge.

      Haha! It is really interesting when you look at it like that. I mean, why do women feel that they have to protect the men in their life from gorgeous women? Like you say it gives no credit to both the women and the man in this situation. I think it’d be because of all the stereotypes we see in film and TV about men being easily led astray and women who just want what other women have – it’s an unfortunate stereotype that makes it’s way into everyday life.

  3. I guess life is life, no matter if you are famous or not! Hope you have fun with the A to Z challenge, good start!

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