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Angelina Jolie faces backlash for 'traumatizing' impoverished kids in bizarre casting scheme.

Angelina Jolie faces backlash for 'traumatizing' impoverished kids in bizarre casting scheme.

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Actor/director/humanitarian Angelina Jolie gave an uncharacteristically revealing interview in Vanity Fair's September issue that was made public this week. She talked about her Bells' palsy diagnosis, becoming a single mom and adjusting to life post-split from Brad Pitt (we still can't believe it, either).

However, the interview has sparked backlash relating to the process of casting the lead in Jolie's upcoming film, First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, which she directed.

The film is a biopic of Cambodian author and activist Loung Ung who lived through the violent Khmer Rouge Communist Party, and it will focus mainly on Ung's childhood. To play her, they hired Sareum Srey Moch, an untrained child actor from Cambodia, Vanity Fair reports.

Sareum Srey Moch, from Cambodia, was chosen to play the lead in Jolie's upcoming film.
Sareum Srey Moch, from Cambodia, was chosen to play the lead in Jolie's upcoming film.
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