Angelina Jolie is an American actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian. The recipient of such accolades as an Academy Award and three Golden Globe Awards, she has been named Hollywood’s highest-paid actress multiple times.
Angelina, who is a mother-of-six who co-parents with ex-husband Brad Pitt, 56,
In a video article for TIME magazine, Angelina Jolie, 44, opened up about her emotional response to the world’s challenges when she sat down to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and how it can put children at risk with California’s surgeon general Dr. Nadine Burke Harris
In the discussion, the award-winning actress admitted she has cried more than once in the past whenever she’d hear about suffering throughout the world but she soon realized she needed to take action instead of just express emotion to make a real difference and help those she could help.
“There was a time in my life when I became more aware of what was happening around the world and what happens in our own country and what happens in people’s lives,” she started explaining to Dr. Harris in the video. “And I opened up and I hoped that I could be useful and I really can’t think what else life is about other than somehow finding a way of being useful but in the beginning I wrote a journal and I wrote just because I would cry all the time so if I was writing people wouldn’t see that I was crying and then there was this wonderful grandmother who was taking care of all these kids and she lost all her siblings and she saw me crying. I thought I was being very emotional and very connected and she just said, ‘I don’t need you to cry, I need you to help me.’”
Jolie went on to say the encounter with the woman helped her to know that although she had those empathetic feelings, she needed to put them into action and she feels very fortunate that she has the opportunities she has to do just that.