I (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.