Angelina Jolie has starred in a wide range of films throughout her long and esteemed acting career.

And on Saturday, the 45-year-old Hollywood star told Weekend Sunrise about her new film, Those Who Wish Me Dead, and the ‘challenges’ of playing her latest character.

In the film, Angelina plays Hannah, a smokejumper – a wildland firefighter – suffering from PTSD, who finds herself tangled up in a deadly situation when she helps a young boy after he witnessed his father’s murder.

The actress explained to the Australian breakfast show: ‘What was weird is, I am American, but I realised how I don’t often play American.’

‘So doing this very regular, American woman suddenly felt more challenging than even a crazy Maleficent.’

Some of her most memorable action films include Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Salt, The Tourist and Alexander.

She continued: ‘I think people can relate to her more, can relate to feeling broken, messed up, imperfect,’ referring her role as Hannah.
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