Angelina Jolie has become famous for her tough-as-nails roles, but her characters have nothing to do with the actress’s off-screen strength.
Last year, Jolie underwent a double mastectomy as a preventative measure, due to the fact that she has the BRCA1 gene and both ovarian and breast cancer run in her family.
Now in a new “Entertainment Weekly” interview, the acclaimed actress has revealed that she has another surgery she plans to have.
“There’s still another surgery to have, which I haven’t yet [Jolie is also genetically at risk for ovarian cancer, which is what took her mother’s life at age 56],” she said. “I’ll, you know, I’ll get advice from all these wonderful people who I’ve been talking to, to get through that next stage.”
Jolie also explained her decision to go public about the first surgery in a “New York Times” essay.
“The reason that I wrote it was to try to communicate and help and connect with other women and other families going through the same thing,” she told “EW.” “And… I was very moved by all the support and kindness from so many people.”