Entertainment Angelina Jolie on the 'challenges' of her film Those Who Wish Me Dead

07:15  15 may  2021
07:15  15 may  2021 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Angelina Jolie has starred in a wide range of films throughout her long and esteemed acting career.

And on Saturday, the 45-year-old Hollywood star told Weekend Sunrise about her new film, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and the 'challenges' of playing her latest character.

In the film, Angelina plays Hannah, a smokejumper - a wildland firefighter - suffering from PTSD, who finds herself tangled up in a deadly situation when she helps a young boy after he witnessed his father's murder.

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The actress explained to the Australian breakfast show: 'What was weird is, I am American, but I realised how I don't often play American.'

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'So doing this very regular, American woman suddenly felt more challenging than even a crazy Maleficent.'

Some of her most memorable action films include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Salt, The Tourist and Alexander.

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She continued: 'I think people can relate to her more, can relate to feeling broken, messed up, imperfect,' referring her role as Hannah.

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'She's maybe closer to me than some of the other characters,' the Hollywood star added of her character.

Earlier in the week, Angelina spoke to Channel Ten's The Sunday Project about working alongside her 14-year-old Australian co-star, Finn Little, and filming in New Mexico.

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'Neither one of us live there. Finn's family or my family,' she explained, adding that they all played with airsoft rifles during their time off.

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'We were there together and were able to air soft on the weekends, or swim and hang,' Angelina said.

'I've been missing hanging out with his mum,' she added, referring to Finn's mother.

The Tomb Raider actress shares Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12, with her ex Brad Pitt, 57.

Angelina and Brad have been in the midst of a custody battle since their separation in 2016.

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Those Who Wish Me Dead .
Angelina Jolie doesn't take on many acting projects these days, so the fact that she agreed to star in Those Who Wish Me Dead can only mean good things, right? Jolie stars as Hannah Faber, a smokejumper who recently failed a psychiatric evaluation and has been taken out of action and sent to a fire lookout tower in the remote forest of Montana. One day, she comes across a young boy named Connor (Finn Little), who has just witnessed his accountant father get murdered, and now, the two assassins, Jack (Aidan Gillen) and Patrick (Nicholas Hoult), are on his tail. Hannah helps protect the boy from the assassins and the massive wildfire they deliberately start.

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