Angelina traveled with her kids to Nairobi, Kenya yesterday and today she was seen holding a speech at the World Refugee Day 2017 and also meeting up with organisations and a meeting with Somali Special Envoy Nuur Mohamud Sheekh.
She looks very happy and lovely in the photos and it’s nice to get to see some new photos.
This is was UNHCR official page posts about the event and also includes some quotes from Angelina’s speech and you can view part of the speech in this video:
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie marked World Refugee Day 2017 visiting adolescent refugee girls in Nairobi.
Ms. Jolie met around 20 refugee girls, who are unaccompanied or separated from their parents and are now living in the Heshima Kenya Safe House and participating in a Girls’ Empowerment Programme.
The girls have fled extreme violence or persecution in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South Sudan, Somalia, Burundi, and Rwanda. Almost all have suffered sexual and gender-based violence, robbing them of their childhoods. Many have given birth after being raped, or are pregnant. They told the Special Envoy about their personal stories and their lives today.
Angelina Jolie said:
“Over half of all refugees and displaced people worldwide are women and children. How we treat them is a measure of our humanity as nations. On World Refugee day my only ask is that people consider the pain and suffering of young girls like these. Not only have they had to flee extreme violence or persecution, lost everything and witnessed the death of family members, but they have also had to face so much abuse and intolerance and hardship. They are doing their best to carry on, with minimal support trying to live lives on dignity against impossible odds. It was an honour to spend the day with them.”
We got scans from Elle (France) – May 26, 2017 as well as two more magazines. If you have the opportunity to translate from French to English that would be very appreciated! Please contact me if you want to help.
During an episode of the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press, Jeff Sneider talks about Angelinas career and that there is a rumor about Fox wanting Angelina to star in the new X-Men: Dark Phoenix movie. If this is true or not, we will just have to wait and see to find out!
X-Men 7, officially titled X-Men: Dark Phoenix, is going to be one of three X-Men movies Fox is releasing in 2018. With production needing to get underway relatively soon in order for the movie to hit its November 2, 2018 release date, some casting rumors are starting to surface. If this particular rumor is true, Fox is going after some A-list talent in the form of Angelina Jolie for an unspecified role in X-Men: Dark Phoenix.
The news comes courtesy of Jeff Sneider, who dropped the revelation very subtly on the latest episode of Meet the Movie Press. While talking about Universal’s possible plans of nabbing Angelina Jolie for the lead role in The Bride of Frankenstein, Sneider also slipped in that she appears to be in contention for a part in X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Here’s what he had to say about it.
“I think Angelina Jolie needs to reassert her commercial viability and needs to do a big movie. And if it’s not Dark Phoenix, which I don’t think it will be, Then I think that she should do Bride of Frankenstein.”
Several sites are posting about the rumours about Angelina joining this project and a lot of other A level names are being mentioned again.
W Magazine writes:
Angelina Jolie may play big time into Universal Picture’s somewhat quixotic bet on turning classic movie monsters into the next big shared cinematic universe mega-franchise to rival those created by Marvel and DC Comics. The studio has already signed on megastars like Tom Cruise, Javier Bardem, Russell Crowe and Johnny Depp, as they unveiled in (what turns out to have been) a composite group shot last week, but they very much wish Jolie was in the mix as well to play Frankenstein’s Monster’s bride.
The problem: negotiations with Jolie haven’t even begun.
The director Alex Kurtzman, who just made The Mummy talks to Fandom and mentions the further projects and how he wants Angelina to star:
“We know we’re going to do Frankenstein, Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Phantom of the Opera, Hunchback of Notre Dame, Invisible Man,” he says.
The Dark Universe is an ambitious project in its infancy and casting rumours are already beginning to swirl around the franchise. There has been talk, for instance, that Angelina Jolie may pick up the Bride of Frankenstein role. Kurtzman does nothing to dismiss this when asked who he’d like to bring into the Dark Universe.
“I’d love to bring Michael Fassbender in, I’d love to bring Jennifer Lawrence in, I’d love to see Charlize Theron in there, Angelina Jolie…” he says.
Today is the day our most beloved actress, goodwill ambassador and director, Miss Angelina Jolie, turns 42 years old. On behalf of all of the fans, we’d like to wish Angelina a lovely birthday filled with love, cake and laughter!
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Also, if you’re interested and able to make a financial contribution in honor of her birthday, UNHCR is a worthy cause that we know is very close to her heart! <3