It has not been the best of weeks for Angelina Jolie.
The actress was pictured looking stony-faced as she was greeted by Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal, just days after emails between Pascal and producer Scott Rudin branding Jolie a “minimally talented spoiled brat” were leaked by hackers.
On Thursday, it was revealed her film Unbroken was not nominated for any Golden Globe awards, a major event in the film season.
Now, Jolie has been forced to pull from promoting Unbroken after contracting chickenpox. The film is due to premiere in the US on Monday.
Jolie has spoken openly about her high hopes for the war biopic she directed, previously admitting her hopes for an Academy Award for her film.
Angelina Jolie on screen
Angelina Jolie on screen
1/11 Changeling -2008
Angelina Jolie plays a grief-stricken mother in this 2008 period drama
2/11 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - 2001
Jolie stars in the blockbuster film based on the video game adventurer
3/11 Hackers - 1995
Jolie stars alongside Johnny Lee Miller in the 1995 film about a computer hacker who writes a computer virus
4/11 Girl, Interrupted - 1999
Jolie won an Oscar in 2000 for her supporting role as diagnosed sociopath Lisa, alongside Winona Ryder
5/11 The Tourist - 2010
Jolie stars alongside Johnny Depp, who plays an American tourist visiting Italy in a bid to mend a broken heart
6/11 Maleficent - 2014
Jolie stars in the lead as the vengeful fairy Maleficent, who is driven to curse the young princess in Sleeping Beauty
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7/11 Mr & Mrs Smith - 2005
Jolie stars as assassin Jane Smith alongside Brad Pitt. The two met and began an affair while filming the movie
8/11 The Bone Collector - 1999
Jolie plays Denzel Washington's detective partner as the two hunt down a serial killer
9/11 Wanted - 2008
The actress plays a second in command assassin alongside James McAvoy
10/11 Salt - 2010
Jolie stars as CIA agent Evelyn
11/11 Unbroken - 2014 (director)
Jolie with the late Louis Zamperini in her new film Unbroken about the Olympian turned World War II prisoner's life
Explaining her decision to announce her absence with a YouTube video, the 39-year-old said she wanted to be “clear and honest” about why she will be missing the forthcoming Unbroken events .
“I found out last night that I had chickenpox, so I will be home itching and missing everyone, and I can’t believe it because this film means so much to me.”
The actress, who is seen covered in the video covered in a chickenpox rash, added: “I just can’t believe it, but such is life, there it is. Send everyone my love and hope everything goes well.”
Unbroken follows the life of the late Louis Zamperini, the Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Universal Pictures, who released the video, said: “We all wish Angelina a speedy recovery and look forward to her returning to her work very soon. She is in very good spirits considering after two years of hard work she will not be there the night it finally premieres.”Reuse content