Talk about a viral video!
On Friday, December 12, Angelina Jolie, 39, posted a 40-second video sharing why she was missing the Los Angeles premiere of her beloved latest movie, Unbroken, that evening—the Oscar-award-winning actress has the chicken pox.
Missing the premiere was, of course, a big deal! Angelina directed the film, which is about the late Louis Zamperini (who died last summer at age 97), an American Olympic long-distance runner and ill-treated prisoner of War during World War II. His family was expected to attend the premiere.
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“I just wanted to be clear and honest about why I will be missing the Unbroken events in the next few days,” she says with chest and neck full of visible spots! (And of course, she manages to still look gorgeous, grrrr.)
“I will be home itching and missing everyone,” she continues, “and I can’t believe it because this film means so much to me.”
“Such is life,” she says. “There it is. I just can’t believe it!”
With more than 7.3 million views, the video is as viral as her chicken pox—and it’s the top YouTube video today. Chances are, then, you’ve probably seen already, but just in case, checkit!
Universal Pictures has since announced on Facebook (and elsewhere) that Angelina has a “mild bout” of the chicken pox, and that she’ll be back on the scene promoting Unbroken “at the earliest opportunity.”
Unbroken hits theatres December 25.
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