Angelina Jolie Says Mastectomy Affects Her Conversations (Video)

Angelina Jolie
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Angelina Jolie's upcoming Maleficent is her first movie in four years, but last year the superstar made headlines when she revealed that she'd had a preventive double mastectomy.

Speaking with George Stephanopoulos in an interview that aired on Wednesday's Good Morning America, Jolie said she wasn't sure how people would react to her personal disclosure in The New York Times.

"I didn't know if there would be some kind of strange, silly reaction," she said.

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She wasn't worried about the response, she clarified.

"But I didn't expect there to be so much support," she said. "And I was very moved by it. … It's connected me so much to other families, other women."

Even now, she said, her conversations have been affected by her personal experience with breast cancer.

"When I meet people, we don't talk as much about films, but we talk about their children, or women's choices, or their wives," Jolie said. "It's been a really beautiful journey."

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Stephanopoulos also asked Jolie if she's interested in going into politics, noting that 10 years ago she said there were too many skeletons in her closet. Now, she seemed less bothered by that, but she's not sure politics would be the most effective course of action for her.

"You know, if I thought I'd be effective, I would," she said. "But I'm not sure if I would ever be taken seriously in that way, and be able to be effective."

Jolie also answered the persistent question of when she and Brad Pitt would finally get married, saying "We don't have a date, and we're not hiding anything, but we really don't know."

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She added that the most important thing about the wedding should be that their family is together and they all have a good time.

"You know, I think the important thing is that whatever we do it's that the kids do have a great time, and we all -- you know, take seriously the love, and the connection between all of us. But also just get silly and do something memorable," she said.

Jolie also talked about admiring Maleficent's elegance when she was a child and how she got the voice for her version of the villain right -- by doing it for her kids when they were taking a bath.

Watch Jolie's interview with Stephanopoulos below.


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