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Angelina Jolie Snips at Vanity Fair Over 'First They Killed My Father'

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Angelina Jolie is upset about an article appearing in Vanity Fair that, she says, blew out of proportion the casting process to her film “First They Killed My Father.” And the magazine learned what happens if even it gets too close to the stars.

The article, which appeared last week, claimed that Jolie drew upon children who had experienced hardships, such as orphans and disadvantaged youths, to cast for the lead role in the film.

The article goes on to describe how casting directors would then play a ‘game’ with these children, during which they would place money on a table and ask the child to consider what they might need the money for before taking it away again.

Vanity Fair quoted Jolie, speaking about the girl chosen for the part, saying that “Srey was the only child that stared at the money for a very, very long time. When she was forced to give it back, she became overwhelmed with emotion. All these different things came flooding back.”

There are reports the money ultimately would have been used to pay for her grandfather’s funeral.

The article resulted in considerable criticism towards Jolie, who has since slammed Vanity Fair, stating the feature distorted the truth and took the audition out of context.

Speaking to The Huffington Post, Jolie said “every measure was taken to ensure the safety, comfort and well-being of the children on the film starting from the auditions through production to the present.”

Jolie explained that the audition was conducted as an improvisation based on a scene in the film, adding that at no point was real money taken from the children.

“I am upset that a pretend exercise in an improvisation, from an actual scene in the film, has been written about as if it was a real scenario,” she told The Huffington Post.

“The suggestion that real money was taken from a child during an audition is false and upsetting. I would be outraged myself if this had happened.”

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Angelina Jolie is upset about an article appearing in Vanity Fair that, she says, blew out of proportion the casting process to her film “First They Killed My Father.” And the magazine learned what happens if even it gets too close to the stars.
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