When Angelina Jolie first launched her career in her late teens and early 20s she was lush. Who could forget those amazing curves in her skin-tight Lara Croft gear? But now, six kids, an Oscar, cancer scare, and a famous husband later and Angelina Jolie is gaunt and a shadow of her former self. Brad Pitt is determined to get some weight back on his wife.
He’s hired in a full staff to help while the family spends time in Abu Dhabi where he’s filming, according to Life & Style magazine. But before we talk about Brad’s plan to plump up his wife, let’s dig into why she’s looking so frail of late. Is she sick? Has Angelina Jolie developed cancer that she was so scared of? No. It’s something much more serious – at least politically.
While Angelina was directing her amazing film ‘Unbroken,’ many of the actors who depicted Japanese prisoners of war had to get uber-thin to accurately portray their parts. Angelina also went hungry in solidarity. Angelina felt like she couldn’t ask them to suffer for their art and for the historical accuracy of her film if she wasn’t willing to as well.
Angelina Jolie was a close friend of the subject of the film, Louis Zamperini and wanted to do his story justice so she went out of her way to make the film as accurate as possible. Miyavi, who played sadistic camp guard ‘The Bird’ in Unbroken said, “She was so determined. I was also surprised how skinny she got. You know, she was not eating much. I felt so bad I was the only one who got fat during filming.”
She also did all the same exhausting activities as lead actor Jack O’Connell and further exacerbated her weight loss. But there’s more. Angelina Jolie has been touring refugee camps as part of her work with the UN. On her travels, she routinely sees starving women, stick-thin children and all sorts of horrible living conditions. Then back to her life, sitting down to a big plate of food makes her feel guilty.
In a way, Angelina Jolie may see her thinness as a show of solidarity with those she campaigns on behalf of – a hunger strike of sorts to show that she cares and feels their pain. So that’s why Angelina is so scary thin. It’s admirable really. She’s not an anorexic actress starving herself to land a Hollywood role. She’s a caring activist starving herself in sympathy for refugees. Kinda cool.
But still Brad Pitt doesn’t like seeing her that thin and doesn’t want their six kids to see her going hungry so, according to Life & Style, he’s bringing in a staff to their luxury private apartment he’s rented in the United Arab Emirates to try and get her healthier. Brad is filming a Netflix movie there called War Machine and is hoping Angelina will relax and put on a few pounds.
Reportedly, Brad Pitt has hired a private chef, personal trainer and a masseuse to pamper Angelina. He’s hoping to get at least 10 pounds on her thin frame because the family travels next to Cambodia where Angelina is working with their son Maddox Jolie-Pitt on a documentary about his birth country and he expects she’ll start her sympathetic dieting there again. Bon appetit Angelina!