Angelina Jolie has had a tough few years, following her split from ex-husband Brad Pitt.
And the 44-year-old has revealed there have been times she felt unsafe, and ‘hid her fear’ from the public.
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Speaking at the premiere of Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil – where she was joined by her children – she opened up about feeling ‘small’.
‘There have been times in my life where I have felt — and maybe I’ve hidden them well from the public – where I have not felt free, I have not felt safe, I have not felt like free of harm,’ the mum-of-six said.
‘I have felt small. I have felt cornered. And it has taken a lot to find that again, probably more of that today than I was in the last four years.’
Angelina also lifted the lid on her new film, explaining there are definitely parallels between herself and her character, Maleficent.
Brad and Angelina split in 2016 after eleven years together (Picture: WireImage)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie split in 2016, after 11 years together (Picture: WireImage)
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‘I think Maleficent is wild, I think there is that thing in all of us that is just not safe and not fine, that wants to just have fun and be our best self,’ she added to E! News.
The Wanted actress split with Brad in 2016, eleven years after they first started dating.
She has mostly kept her family life out of the limelight since, but previously said she hasn’t ‘felt very strong’ over the period.
‘These last few years haven’t been the easiest, and I haven’t felt very strong,’ she told the publication. ‘There’s something when you’re not feeling very strong, where you push yourself.’
Brad also spoke out over their marriage ending, explaining he ended up ‘running’ from himself for a while, using alcohol to ‘numb’ his pain.
Brad Pitt revealed he turned to alcohol to numb the pain from the split (Picture:Rex)
‘What I realised is that I was running to avoid tough feelings, painful feelings,’ the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood actor told CNN.
‘I just didn’t know how to deal with them. Anything I found that I used for escape.
‘Those kinds of difficult feelings, I don’t know how better to describe it. It can be anything, drugs, booze, Netflix, snacks. Anything.’
But the 55-year-old insisted he no longer wants to be ‘running from anything’.
‘I want to sit in it, I want to feel it, I want to get through the rough night. I found in doing so, you come out the other side with a more profound understanding, of yourself and a greater gratefulness of those in your life,’ he added.
‘And the birds and the trees and everything else.’