Angelina Jolie Denies Using "Cruel And Exploitative" Game To Cast Child Actors

The actor says that her re-telling of a “game” used in the casting process of her new film – in which it was suggested that money was taken from impoverished children to elicit a reaction – has been “misinterpreted.”

Last week, Angelina Jolie caused controversy after an excerpt from her interview with Vanity Fair went viral.

Last week, Angelina Jolie caused controversy after an excerpt from her interview with Vanity Fair went viral.

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The excerpt described a “game” used by casting directors on her film, First They Killed My Father, to find a child actor to play the lead role of Loung Ung.

The excerpt described a "game" used by casting directors on her film, First They Killed My Father, to find a child actor to play the lead role of Loung Ung.

In the “game,” as described by Vanity Fair, casting directors placed money in front of the children, asked them what they needed the money for, then snatched it away to elicit a response.

Jolie revealed that the girl eventually chosen for the role had become “overwhelmed with emotion” after the money was taken from her, because she'd wanted it to pay for her grandfather's funeral.

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Here’s the excerpt in full.

Here's the excerpt in full.

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