"What I find difficult is she's become so famous. So many people are pulling on her time. I'm a little bit shy and I don't want to be someone who tries to take advantage of her."
Of Ms. Jolie's immediate family, which includes husband, Brad Pitt, and children, Maddox, 14; Pax, 11; Zahara, 10; Shiloh, 9; and 7-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, Angelina is very close, making certain to schedule time for them into her hectic schedule.
While By the Sea, which was also written and directed by Ms. Jolie, was never intended to be representative of her real-life marriage to Brad, Angelina does think it's a good example of the common marriage in modern society. Angelina says that the extremes of joy, tragedy, and humor seen in By the Sea are certainly found in every marriage, reports Design & Trend.
Something that has made Ms. Jolie an even greater role model for women has been her decisions to undergo procedures that would lessen her chances of contracting cancer commonly related to the female reproductive system. Following Angelina's 2013 double mastectomy and her 2015 oophorectomy, the New York Times commented in an op-ed piece that Jolie's openness about the procedures directly resulted in an increase in B.R.C.A. (BReast CAncer susceptibility gene) testing. Dubbed "The Angelina Effect," testing requests doubled, following each of Ms. Jolie's highly publicized procedures.
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt can be seen in By the Sea, when the film hits theaters on November 13.
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