Angelina Jolie has expressed excitement and pride that her first son Maddox Chivan Jolie-Pitt is gearing up to attend a university in South Korea.
Maddox, who just turned 18 on Monday, is the oldest of Jolie’s six children with former husband Brad Pitt. His siblings are Pax (15), Zahara (14), Shiloh (13) and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
Netflix just released the first trailer for “First They Killed My Father”, which is based on the memoir of Loung Ung of the same name and her experience under the Khmer Rouge.
The film, directed by Angelina Jolie, follows Ung as a child in Cambodia in 1975 when the Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot, took power and brought about the genocide that followed.
The casting method for Angelina Jolie’s latest Netflix film, which involved taunting impoverished Cambodian children with money, has sparked outrage online, with many criticizing it to be excessively cruel and unnecessary.
Jolie’s casting directors reportedly employed the controversial technique in her latest film, “First They Killed My Father”, which is based on the memoir of Loung Ung. The book tells of Ung’s own experience as a young child in Cambodia back in 1975 when the Khmer Rouge took power and implemented the genocide that followed.
“I cried and cried.” From the moment Angelina Jolie saw Maddox in a Cambodian Orphanage in 2001, she felt a burning need to be his mother.
After filming “Tomb Raider” in Cambodia, she fell in love with the country and visited several times with then-husband Billy Bob Thornton. It was during one of those trips that the pair met Maddox at an orphanage. “I didn’t feel a connection with any of [the children. Then they said] there’s one more baby.” She was led to a box suspended from the ceiling where Maddox was nestled. She laid eyes on him, and in that moment she lost control of her emotions and began sobbing, immediately feeling a deep connection with the infant. They applied to adopt him on the spot, returning to pick him up several months later.
Actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie never revisited the orphanage in Vietnam where she adopted Pax like she had promised.
Jolie, 41, picked up Pax, who was three years old at the time, from Tam Binh Orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City in March 2007. But the Oscar-winning actress has not returned to the home despite promising to “be back soon.”