Angelina Jolie is back on the big screen with “Those Who Wish Me Death”. She plays Hannah Faber, a smoker with PTSD who blames herself for a tragedy. She crosses paths with the character of Finn Little, a 12-year-old boy on the run after witnessing a murder.
“Extra” Nate Burleson sat down with Angelina and Finn to talk about the action thriller and to get Jolie’s take on Mother’s Day.
Jolie – Maddox’s mother, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne – told Nate: “It means a lot to moms, so try not to forget it… My kids have always been great at the party. mothers. The funniest thing for me is that I don’t plan anything, I don’t do anything and they all tend to work together to surprise me with something. It’s just knowing that they’re doing something together, that they’re thinking about something together, that they want it and that they think it’s important always makes me cry. They always joke about how quickly it makes me cry. They’ll laugh at how many times I cry during the day or how quickly I cry… “Oh, there she is…” “
Speaking of ‘Those Who Wish Me Dead,’ the star is happy to be back in the action genre after nearly a decade, sharing, “I have been very lucky. It’s a bit of therapy. I was able to play roles like this when I needed to start swinging again. “
Finn was familiar with Angelina’s work before teaming up for the film, saying, “I had seen ‘Lara Croft: Tomb Raider’, and I was a huge fan of ‘Maleficent’, so I knew her very well and I was thrilled to Work With Her… We’re definitely screen partners and that will definitely show up in the movie. I learned a lot on set … and I’m sure I learned a lot from Angelina just watching her play.
The movie might be an action flick, but it also goes some tough places for Angelina’s character. Jolie said, “I can’t tell you everything … She’s starting to be very broken, failed her psychiatric exam … We all have these times in our lives, where we just don’t know what we’re doing. have in us … we’re low. It was important for me, at that point, to see if I could do it and literally go through the fire … It was like a good run we had together and a good fight to push us into as people.
Nate pointed out that May is Mental Health Awareness Month, asking, “How important is it for all of us to remember that it’s okay to not be well sometimes?”
Jolie replied, “That’s all. It’s those scars that you can’t see … Often times strength comes from having to survive something quite painful, surviving a loss, surviving something that broke inside you, feeling alone, whatever it is, that of each person travels, you find that strength… So yes, it is extremely important that we all talk about the areas where we need help and who we are, and I certainly am the one of those people.
The film debuts in theaters and on HBO Max on May 14.