Here is magazine scans from the latest cover featuring or Angelina which is Vanity Fair. It has been a lot of articles posted about this interview in which it was written in a way that made it sound that Angelina and the people involved in First They Killed My Father had done kids auditions in a bad way. But I think we have heard enough about that so enjoy the scans and try look beyond that.
Angelina did several projects in 2004 as you probably know and some of them were smaller. Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was one of them and it took her 3 days to finish filming her part and I remember her talking about how much fun Maddox thought it was with seeing his mom with a eye patch and uniform.
Today the second trailer for First They Killed My Father was released and a date has been set for the Netflix premiere and it will air on September 15. So be sure to make a mark in your calendar – I sure will!
Angelina and little Maddox went to Montreal, Canada in the summer of 2003 and started filming Taking Lives, a thriller in which Angie stars as a FBI profiler. Her co-stars were Ethan Hawke, Kiefer Sutherland, Olivier Martinez and Gena Rowlands who we know Angelina admires greatly.
The Huffington Post (Canada) has published an article about the false news about how they made kids audition for First They Killed My Father during the production. Below is quotes from Angelina herself and Rithy Panh, the producer of the movie, and they answer directly to the false accusations directly.
This is what we will post about this, it’s sad if this in any way will overshadow this upcoming movie, which is based on such an important subject.
Please, always have in mind that media comes up with false statements all the time to sell more and I think it’s very easy to tell that Angelina, who has done so much for human rights and people around the world – would never do something like this.
The actress faced critics after the magazine said her directors gave Cambodian children money, then took it away.
Angelina Jolie is upset over a recent Vanity Fair profile that depicted an audition scene for her upcoming Cambodian film “First They Killed My Father,” which many people found exploitative.
The Vanity Fair cover story, published online this week, described a “game” Jolie’s casting directors played with children from “orphanages, circuses and slum schools” while searching for an actor to play the role of Loung Ung, the author of the memoir on which the is film based.
In the game, as described by Vanity Fair contributor Evgenia Peretz, casting directors placed money in front of the children, asked them what they needed the money for, then took it away to elicit a reaction.
Critics called the casting strategy described in the magazine emotionally abusive and cruel.
Jolie said in a statement Saturday that the audition scene had been taken out of context. According to the actress, there were parents, guardians and non-governmental organization partners, as well as medical doctors, present throughout the entire filmmaking process, including auditions. She emphasized that no one was hurt by participating in the recreation of the film’s scenes.