The air in Cambodia is filled a whole lot more holiness…and weed smoke, because St. Angie Jolie, Brad Pitt and their child army are there while she directs First They Killed My Father, another light feel-good movie from her. (It’s about the Cambodian genocide.) While talking to the Associated Press about the movie, St. Angie said that Cambodia completely changed her life. The first time she went to Cambodia was 16 years ago to do the first Tomb Raider movie. Before then, she didn’t think she’d ever be the mother of a zillion children and probably thought she’d continue to make blood jewelry with Billy Bob Thornton for a while. But that trip made her want to be a UN ambassador, and she says that while playing with a bunch of Cambodian children, she realized she wanted to adopt a child from there. AND THE REST IS HOLY HISTORY!
“When I first came to Cambodia, it changed me. It changed my perspective. I realized there was so much about history that I had not been taught in school, and so much about life that I needed to understand, and I was very humbled by it. That trip triggered my realization of how little I knew and the beginning of my search for that knowledge.
It’s strange, I never wanted to have a baby. I never wanted to be pregnant. I never babysat. I never thought of myself as a mother. It was suddenly very clear to me that my son was in the country, somewhere.”
Every toy store owner, McDonald’s executive and makers of black clothes for children really need to give a zillion thanks to Cambodia, because if it wasn’t for Cambodia, the child army wouldn’t exist and they’d all have giant CLOSED signs on their businesses. The truth!