Teary Angie Dedicates Role to Mom
Turn as mother in Changeling puts Jolie in mind of 'fierce' Marcheline Bertrand
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2008 11:11 AM CST

(Newser) – Angelina Jolie choked up while mentioning her mother at a press conference yesterday, Us Magazine reports. The actress cursed when tears came, then dedicated her role as a strong mother in Changeling to her own mom, who died of cancer last year. “When it came to her kids, she was really fierce and so this is very much her, her story,” Jolie said.

The actress, who also backtracked on recent retirement comments, went on to say of Marcheline Bertrand, “She was the woman I related to, who had that elegance and strength through just knowing what was right.”