Just weeks since opening up publicly about her preventive double mastectomy, Jolie is standing by her partner Brad Pitt as he promotes his latest work, World War Z, on the publicity trail.
Following her first post-surgery appearance at the film’s London, England, premiere on Sunday, the actress was again on Pitt’s arm as he brought the zombie apocalyptic thriller to Paris, France, on Monday.
Both dressed in all-black with their hair pulled into ponytails, the couple flashed smiles for the red carpet cameras and signed autographs for fans before stepping inside the Cinema UGC Normandie for the screening.
“I feel great. I feel wonderful,” Jolie told reporters on Sunday, according to BBC. “I’m very, very grateful for all the support. It’s meant a lot to me.”
In an op-ed piece published in The New York Times three weeks ago, Jolie revealed that she underwent a double mastectomy in February after being diagnosed with a mutated BRCA1 gene, which put her at a high risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
“I’ve been very happy just to see the discussion about women’s health expanded and that means the world to me,” she continued. “After losing my mom to these issues, I’m very grateful for it. I’ve been very moved by the kind support.”
Pitt praised his fiancé’s decision to both protect her health for her family — which includes Maddox, 11, Pax, 9, Zahara, 8, Shiloh, 6, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 4 — as well as stir public discussion about an pertinent issue that affects women all across the world.
‘The biggest fear of a father is keeping the family alive and keeping them together. That she did that for us … I can get a bit teary-eyed,” he said, according to The Guardian. “It’s absolutely heroic to undertake that as a preventive attack on it, and then to go beyond that and share it with others, because she realises that this is not available for everyone, and it should be — the testing and the surgery.”