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The beautiful Angelina Jolie spoke to BBC Radio’s Woman’s Hour about her latest role in the successful movie ‘’Maleficent.’’
On June 10, Jolie compared the scene in the movie where King Stefan takes Maleficent’s wings to rape.
“We were very conscious, the writer [Linda Woolverton] and I, that it was a metaphor for rape,” Jolie said of the distressing scene, in which Maleficent’s wings are stolen by a childhood friend.
“This would be the thing that would make her lose sight…. At a certain point, the question of the story is what could possibly bring her back?”
Jolie explained to BBC Radio, “The core of [the film] is abuse, and how the abused have a choice of abusing others or overcoming and remaining loving, open people.”
She continued, “The question was asked, ‘What could make a woman become so dark? To lose all sense of her maternity, her womanhood, and her softness?’”
Jolie also spoke of her directorial debut ‘’In the Land of Blood and Honey.’’ The movie tells the story about the women who were raped during the Bosnian war in 1995.
The actress said that tackling difficult issues stemmed from her personal experiences. She also mentioned her preventive double mastectomy.
“Having lost my mother [Marcheline Bertrand, along] with the thought that if she had the surgery, she may have been around years longer to have met my other children… The thought of telling my children I had cancer—because I didn’t have the surgery—was more frightening to me. It was very important, and I am very happy that I made a decision that will help me be around for my children. I wanted to speak to other women, I wanted them to know there were options. It was, in fact, an easy choice.”