As previously reported, Angelina Jolie did an interview with EW to promote her upcoming movie ‘Maleficent‘. The Oscar winner talked about the movie, the preparation for the role, but also opened up about planning to have more preventative cancer surgery in the future.
Jolie, who revealed she had a double mastectomy last year, told the magazine: “There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet.”
“I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who’ve I’ve been talking to, to get through the next stage,” she added.
The 38-years-old mother of six also explained that she’s happy with her decision to have had the double mastectomy: “I’m great!…I’m very happy I made the decision. I was very fortunate to have great doctors and very, very fortunate to have a good recovery and have a project like Unbroken to have something to be really focused on, to be getting healthy for, and to be able to just get right back to work.”
Angelina also said that the support from friends and fans helped her recover after the first surgery “I feel very, very close—much closer—to other women, and women who are going through the same thing. Wherever I go, usually I run into women and we talk about health issues, women’s issues, breast cancer, ovarian cancer. I’ve talked to men about their daughters’ and wives’ health. It makes me feel closer to other people who deal with the same things and have either lost their parents or are considering surgeries or wondering about their children…The reason that I wrote it was to try to communicate and help and connect with other women and other families going through the same thing. And…I was very, very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people.”
The actress did not reveal when she plans to undergo the second cancer-prevention surgery.
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