Angelina Jolie attends the Eternals photocall at Hotel De La Ville in Rome, Italy. Tribune press service
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, who tries out the role of Thena in Chloe Zhao’s superhero film ‘Eternals,’ describes her character as someone who isn’t very comfortable in times of peace and that trait emanates from the moral wound of the character.
Due to her special ability to manipulate cosmic energy to increase her life force which grants her virtual invulnerability and immortality, Thena is known to be a social misfit.
Commenting on this, Angelina says, “Thena is like a soldier who is affected by memories of battle and has PTSD or a moral injury to live with. Thena just assumes a fight awaits rather than attention. and kindness.”
Speaking about the complexities of her character, Angelina says, “So she’s pretty hard-wired, and a lot of her struggle is just hanging on to her spirit and her center and her peace. I understand her, and what ‘she feels.”
She further adds: “Thena is not comfortable in times of peace. She doesn’t know how to exist as a civilian, nor as a lover, nor as a friend, but she knows war. She knows who she is in battle. “I don’t know how to go to a party or socialize. She just doesn’t have those skills.”
The film, which features an ensemble cast of Salma Hayek, Kit Harington, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden and Kumail Nanjiani, is available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
Jolie made her screen debut as a child alongside her father, Jon Voight, in “Lookin’ to Get Out” (1982), and her film career really took off a decade later with production at low-budget “Cyborg 2” (1993), followed by his first starring role in a major film, “Hackers” (1995). She starred in the critically acclaimed biographical cable films “George Wallace” (1997) and “Gia” (1998), and won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1999 drama “Girl , Interrupted”.
Her starring role as video game heroine Lara Croft in “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider” (2001) established her as a leading Hollywood actress. She continued her action star career with ‘Mr. & Mrs Smith’ (2005), ‘Wanted’ (2008), ‘Salt’ (2010) and ‘The Tourist’ (2010), earning critical acclaim. critical for her performances in the dramas “A Mighty Heart” (2007) and “Changeling” (2008), the latter of which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Her biggest commercial success came with the fantasy picture “Maleficent” (2014). She is also known for her voice role in the animated film series “Kung Fu Panda”.
Jolie has also directed and written several war dramas, namely “In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011), “Unbroken” (2014), and “First They Killed My Father” (2017).
In addition to her film career, Jolie is known for her humanitarian efforts, for which she received a Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award and was made an Honorary Dame Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (DCMG), among others. accolades.