WATCH: Angelina Jolie’s Inspiring Speech at the Kids’ Choice Awards
Jolie, who has sought to inspire women with public candor about her own health, said that “different is good” as she accepted the favorite villain award Saturday for her movie role as the title character in “Maleficent.”
This is what Jolie told her fans as she accepted the award (which you can watch below):
“I want to say that when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different. And I felt out of place, and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day I realized something, something I hope you all realize. Different is good. So, don’t fit in. Don’t sit still. Don’t ever try to be less than what you are. And when someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up high and be proud. And, as your villain, I would also say, cause a little trouble. It’s good for you.”
The 39-year-old’s uplifting speech was her first public appearance since announcing last week that she had recently undergone surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes.