Angelina Jolie has a message for kids: Don’t be afraid to be different.
She gave an emotional speech at Saturday’s Kids’ Choice Awards, where she won the best villain award for Maleficent.
Jolie said that she was told that she was different as a child, but learned to see it as a strength.
“Different is good. So, don’t fit in. Don’t sit still. Don’t ever try to do less than you are,” she said. “When somebody tells you you’re different, smile and hold your head up high and be proud. And as your villain, I would also say — cause a little trouble. It’s good for you.”
The speech came after Jolie revealed March 23 that she’d had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed earlier this month after doctors detected a possible sign of early cancer.