Unpopular opinion: We like her old stuff better than her new stuff.
She’s an Academy Award-winning actress, and a respected director.
She underwent a double masectomy and had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed because of a family history of breast and ovarian cancer, and wrote a thought-provoking op-ed about it for The New York Times.
She’s a UN ambassador and the mother of six children. Her red-carpet style is elegant and demure.
Jolie has achieved a lot in her 40 years, including marrying Brad Pitt and raising the couple’s children.
But I really miss the old Angie. You know, the one who collected tattoos and and enjoyed “knife-play” during sex. The one who wore vials of blood and made out with her brother on the red carpet. That one!
Here are some ways in which old Angelina was so freakin’ cool.
She had a thing for blood.
Angelina infamously wore a vial of second husband Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck, and he wore one of hers. Awwwwww.
When she married her first husband Johnny Lee Miller at 21, she wore black leather hotpants and a t-shirt with her groom’s name written on it in blood.
Marrying Brad Pitt last year, she wore a very conventional white satin-y dress with a VEIL. And her kids’ drawings all over it. Pfft. Hotpants win.
She wanted to ditch acting to become a funeral director.
If Hollywood mega stardom hadn’t panned out, Angelina could be helping people farewell their loved ones as a funeral director. Perhaps she could’ve also sold blood-vial necklaces as a sideline?
“If this whole acting thing didn’t work out that was going to be my path,” she said in a television interview.
From Angsty to Ambassador: the ages of Angelina Jolie (the post continues after gallery).
“It sounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do but in fact I lost my grandfather and was very upset with his funeral. How somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way.”
She even obtained a certificate in the profession.
She didn’t give the tabloid media the time of day.
Jolie’s older brother is an actor called James Haven, who also inherited heavenly cheekbones and kissable lips. Perhaps that’s why Angelina planted one on him after her 2000 Best Supporting Actress Academy Award win. Or perhaps it was just because he’s her brother, and she loves him.
The world saw something incestuous, but it was actually a gesture of closeness between a brother and sister who’d spent the day in hospital with their mother, who was suffering from a cancer that would eventually kill her.