Angelina Jolie misses premiere of her new film after contracting illness

3 January 2015 / 1 year 9 months ago
Angelina Jolie found her chickenpox outbreak "absurd."

The 39-year-old actress was forced to miss the premiere of her new film 'Unbroken' last month after she was struck down with the contagious illness and she admits the experience was bizarre.

Speaking on the 'Today' show this morning (02.01.15), Angelina told Al Roker about coming down with the itchy disease: "It was so absurd. What was even stranger, during the day before, I was doing interviews and I was like, 'what is happening?!' "

However, the 'Maleficent' was able to rest at home while her husband Brad Pitt, whom she married in August last year, and three of their six children Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, and Shiloh, eight, took the brunette beauty's place at the premiere.

She said of her children: "It was really fun that my kids took the mantle. They took it very seriously when I said, 'You've got to represent mum. You gotta do this for me. You gotta do this for Louie [Zamperini, who passed away aged 97 last year]."

Shiloh even took a special piece of the Olympic champion's wardrobe with her to the premiere.

Angelina added: "She had Louie's shoe on that he won in 1940."

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