Director Angelina Jolie has faced a round of criticism since a July 26 Vanity Fair story described an audition process that many felt exploited the children trying out for the lead role of her upcoming film, First They Killed My Father.
But Jolie says the story took the casting process out of context, turning a well-thought-out audition into a ploy that seemed cruel and unusual.
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The Vanity Fair story describes the process by which — according to the author — Jolie’s casting director tried to find the right child for the part. The kids they brought in weren’t professional actors, but children from “orphanages, circuses, and slum schools,” who had “experienced hardship.” Read more…
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