Actress and activist Angelina Jolie has opened about parenthood and is happily approaching 50 in the March 2021 issue of British Vogue.
Jolie, 45, also opened up about feeling “victorious” about ageing because her mum died at age 56 due to ovarian cancer.
“I do like being older. I feel much more comfortable in my forties than I did when I was younger. Maybe because… I don’t know… maybe because my mom didn’t live very long, so there’s something about age that feels like a victory instead of a sadness for me,” she said.
The actress famously underwent major surgery when she learnt that due to her family’s medical history, she had a high risk of developing breast cancer. In February 2013, Jolie had a preventive double mastectomy. Then in March 2015, she had her ovaries and Fallopian tubes removed due to test results showing she was at risk for cancer.
I’m looking forward to my fifties — I feel that I’m gonna hit my stride in my fifties,” Jolie said. “Though we were on the trampoline the other day, and the children said, “No, Mom, don’t do that. You’ll hurt yourself.” And I thought, “God, isn’t that funny?” There was a day I was an action star, and now the kids are telling me to get off the trampoline because I’ll hurt myself.
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