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Angelina Jolie: 'I Don't Enjoy Being Single, It's Not Something I Wanted'

Angelina Jolie: 'I Don't Enjoy Being Single, It's Not Something I Wanted'

Angelina Jolie is opening up about how hard this past year has been for her after her split from Brad Pitt.

“Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together. But really I am just trying to get through my days. I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted. There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard,” Angelina said to the Sunday Telegraph.

“Emotionally it’s been a very difficult year. And I have some other health issues. So my health is something I have to monitor,” Angelina added, referring to her hypertension and Bell’s palsy diagnoses that she revealed earlier in the summer. “I feel sometimes that my body has taken a hit, but I try to laugh as much as possible. We tend to get so stressed that our children feel our stress when they need to feel our joy. Even if you are going through chemo, you need to find the ability to love and laugh. It may sound like a postcard, but it’s true.”

Also pictured inside: Angelina and her six kids at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival premiering her film First They Killed My Father this weekend.

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  • 81a

    She’s hurting terribly.

  • Hyejeong

    As soon as these people have a new movie coming out, they’re start talking about their private lives. Otherwise they demand privacy.

  • No Comment

    Marriage is difficult. Single parenthood is difficult (well in her case with help from nannies etc.). Life is difficult. Get over yourself. You’ve had a cake walk compared to the vast majority of humans on the planet.

  • sasha

    Aw poor Hollywood baby. Things got difficult. Welcome to marriage. Only the strong survive.

    And it’s almost the same shit she said in that epic fail Vanity Fair interview, only the stupid “cry in the shower” part is missing.

  • TaraTeller

    oh boo fucking hoo angie. payback’s a bitch, ain’t it?

  • Adriana

    Bell’s Palsy? My ass. She needed an excuse because of the ridiculous amount of Botox and fillers she’s had. Angelina’s PR people read the comments on the Internet so she knows that many people started making fun of her Botox and filler injections face. She is Hollywood’s most vain, cunning and pretentious woman ever.

  • TaraTeller

    it’s called KARMA. she’s a vindictive bitch and now she’s playing the pity card just like you loons accused Aniston of doing.

  • TaraTeller

    she most certainly is and no one exploits their kids the way she does. it’s disgusting.

  • Adriana

    And yet the loons claim that Jennifer Garner is the worst.

  • TaraTeller

    Jennifer is nothing compared to this slag.

  • MFGBali

    Next diagnosis: wackjobism

  • TaraTeller

    her children always look like vagabonds with sloppy clothes and unkempt hair. the little girl always looks miserable.

  • MFGBali

    All of her medical conditions are just ploys to get people to feel sorry for her.

  • TaraTeller

    yeah, she’s having one big poor me pity party.

  • MFGBali

    She really does.

  • GetOffMyLawn

    She always seems to be suffering from something. Some celebs opt for Lyme disease. Not ‘edgy’ enough for AJ it seems.

  • TaraTeller

    only the hadids are using the lyme disease nonsense.

  • GetOffMyLawn

    Bella’s one sure is fake. With all the partying, smoking, drinking etc. she has going, there’s no way she’s suffering from that.

  • TaraTeller

    deadeyed bella was one homely girl before plastic surgery. she,s not suffering from anything. another phony

  • GetOffMyLawn

    She’s still an unattractive old-looking twit.

  • TaraTeller

    She knows NOTHING about chemo because she didn’t have because she didn’t have cancer.

  • 81a

    Haters galore 😂😂😂😂😂

  • TaraTeller

    she’s got more haters than fans judging from the box office results of that epic failure By The Sea

  • Rizzo

    Me, me ,me, fake cancer, me,me, I, I, myself, struggles,
    me, myself I, health issues, cope, been through a lot,
    I,I, my body, fake cancer, me, me, me

    Fuck junkies and their victimhood.

  • ЯR

    And when did she ever go through chemo? She’s insinuating that she has been through chemo. A reader that doesn’t follow her closely will assume that she has with a statement like that. Very calculated, a very deceiving statement. She knows that her name has been associated with cancer and is trying to play the cancer card as if she truly is a strong and brave cancer survivor. Word manipulation. Deceitful language.

  • ЯR

    Yep

  • TaraTeller

    I mentioned that too. She NEVER had cancer. Miss Drama Queen is trying to imply she knows what chemo feels. She’s nobody without Brad.

  • ЯR

    She’s a manipulative freak and yeah, you’re right. She’s nothing without Brangelina.

  • bap

    Love the interview with Pete Hammond!

  • bap

    by Pete Hammond

    September 3, 2017 8:01am

    Telluride Film Festival: Angelina Jolie On Directing, Netflix, Oscar & ‘Maleficent’

    by Pete Hammond

    September 3, 2017 8:01am

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    Angelina Jolie told me she’s having a great time at her first Telluride Film Festival, where since the debut here Saturday of First They Killed My Father, her fourth directorial effort that’s been winning strong praise.

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    The powerful, beautifully shot film, set during the 1970s when Pol Pot’s deadly Khmer Rouge regime terrorized Cambodia, will debut on Netflix and in select theaters in mid-September after Jolie takes it to the Toronto Film Festival.

    The film is based on Loung Ung’s memoir about the devastating effect the Khmer Rouge had on her own family when she was just 9 years old. Ung, who is also in Telluride, adapted the book with Jolie. But Jolie told the Telluride audience yesterday the Cambodian people really made it themselves. “Netflix made it possible and gave them the tools to tell their story,” she said.

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    It is also a cautionary tale in the perilous world of today as dictators and dangerous regimes still seem to thrive the world over.  This movie, which could have been unrelievedly brutal and difficult to watch, instead is almost lyrical in some ways as told through the eyes of children so affected by that war, gorgeously shot by Oscar winning cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle with a great score by Marco Beltrami.

    Angelina Jolie at Telluride Film Festival
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    At an intimate Saturday night reception for the film at the Cosmopolitan restaurant as a thunderstorm raged outside, I suggested to Jolie and Ung (who now lives in Cleveland) that it was fate that intervened when Jolie, on a trip to Cambodia several years ago, just happened to pick up a $2 book on a street corner that turned out to be Ung’s memoir. The result changed her life and now the film is making its way out into the world. “I started directing just a few years ago and I thought what matters to me, what has changed my life, what needs to be told. And I love (Cambodia) and feel it is so important that people know what happened, and I want my son to know who his countrymen are and to be proud of their culture and to confront and be honest about the past,” she told the audience yesterday while explaining that she waited a few years until her son Maddox could fully participate, and in fact he has an Executive Producer credit on the movie and is also in Telluride.
    At the reception I asked why she chose Netflix, and she said it was the reality of the current state of filmmaking that a small movie like this, in a foreign language and with no stars, would be lucky to play for a week at a small theater in New York. She said Netflix allows it to be found and seen by a much larger audience and will help give it a stronger social media imprint as well.
    Getting this film made was just one hurdle for Jolie, but getting it seen is clearly her mission now. Netflix honcho Ted Sarandos sat directly in front of me at yesterday’s screening and I asked him about plans to have this film submitted by Cambodia for this year’s Academy Awards foreign language contest, and he said he is confident that will happen. That would have the extraordinary effect of making Jolie the rare American director with a movie eligible for the Foreign Language Film nomination. But first, it will also have to pass muster with Academy rules requiring the bulk of the key creative team to also be from the country of origin. For Jolie the fact that this film might be submitted by the current Cambodian regime is remarkable considering some of the things going on there now including attempts to shut down some of the media. “I am a western woman and it would be amazing if they could agree to send our film (to the Academy),” she said adding it would be a powerful and surprising message of unified support from the Cambodian government.

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    Jolie, with her continuing work with refugees the world over and her work with the United Nations , is already the winner of the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, as well as having a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for Girl Interrupted, but directing a movie that could possibly take her to the 90th Annual Academy Awards would be unprecedented for the star who has held Cambodian citizenship since 2005.
    I also think her screenplay with Ung could find its way into the Best Adapted Screenplay category, which is much lighter this year in terms of competition. With past directorial efforts like In The Land Of Blood And Honey, Unbroken, and By The Sea shot, like First They Killed My Father, on foreign shores it would make perfect sense to see Jolie in the Foreign Language category, and in fact I brought up the fact that she is that rare director who has worked fairly effortlessly in several languages for her movies. She likes the dialogue to be authentic and doesn’t shy away from the use of subtitles.

    With four directorial achievements under her belt I asked if she had another one lined up but she told me it is time to return to acting for a while. “I am now the breadwinner for the family so it’s time, ” she laughed . There were rumors that she might be doing Universal’s Bride Of Frankenstein but she said she is going back to Disney to do Maleficent 2. “We have been working on the script and this is going to be a really strong sequel,” she said, excited by the prospect of returning to that Disney villainess. Meanwhile she’s helping to make this Telluride Film Festival a memorable one.

  • Hyejeong

    Lol you nailed it.

  • callie4ever

    How can her fans even act like she’s not doing what they hated on J. Aniston for doing?

  • callie4ever

    “I am now the breadwinner for the family so it’s time, ” she laughed .

    She’sa real piece of work.She’s been successful in what she set out to do when she filed for divorce and asked for sole custody. And now she’ll continue to use her kids and her poor me, I’m so sad, routine to garner sympathy.Her choices, so quit whining about it.Her fans will continue
    to excuse her obvious parental alienation that she’s effectively done where their father, Brad Pitt is concerned.She’s probably done the same to the Pitt Family.Her fans act like she’s not a participant in any of this.It’s all Brad Pitt’s fault.

  • Glenn Giggity

    So many variables in this article contradict her Vanity Fair interview. If you didnt want to be single you shouldn’t have filed for divorce stupid woman.

  • Glenn Giggity

    You still do it for me 😙😙 Giggity

  • lyric

    The trolls are out like a bunch of locusts. 😄

  • lyric

    I would imagine both of them are. I’m hoping some progression is being made towards their reunification but with the lack of news it’s hard to tell.

  • callie4ever

    It’s not.She’s successfully alienated those kids from their father.This is a woman that you’re a fan of.

  • callie4ever

    She’s an emotionally stunted woman, like a child crying for attention.

  • toastie postie

    😆😆😆 I just bought some wasp spray. Will that work?

  • sandra

    Block them. As usual we will clean the place in minutes

  • toastie postie

    Great Fan Compilation video on Angie’s Q&A
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=F_Ca-NKXmyI

  • sandra

    Sometimes you have to do drastic changes in your life.

  • callie4ever

    She didn’t need to trash him publicly through her people.And don’t act like Wasser and her ex husband,Robert Offer both didn’t use TMZ to do it.Her lawyer,Offer,does her dirty work and when it backfires,she throws him under the bus too.

  • tom

    AJ=poisonous spider

  • trinilady

    Blocking galore, lol

  • LetMeTranslate

    The haters can’t even. Angie’s movie is getting good reviews.

    Standing O to boot!

  • lyric

    😂😂

  • lyric

    I have been. 😊

  • Beedyq

    🙊 🙉 🙊

    Peace.

    JJ using Angie’s pic as click bait, same ole same ole.