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Angelina Jolie's upcoming movie First They Killed My Father has been making headlines lately, and not just because Netflix released the trailer a few days ago. As part of a lengthy interview, Angelina Jolie talked about the intense process children who were potentially being cast in the movie went through. After the report broke, it went viral, with some being offended by the game that was reportedly played with the children auditioning for the movie. Angelina Jolie and her team also spoke out, noting that the way the auditions were portrayed was not actually what happened. However, things are heating up, as Vanity Fair has released the full transcript of what Angelina Jolie said during the initial interview. She said:
Angelina Jolie then talked a bit more about the film's lead actress, Srey Moch, and her audition, noting,
At the point above, the Vanity Fair interviewer asked if Jolie was talking about the young woman who is set to play Loung Ung in First They Killed My Father, which leads into the widespread quote Jolie definitely said about how Srey Moch pretended the money would be going for her grandfather's funeral as a part of the game. That quote, which we've seen prior, read:
The initial reports discussed that the casting directors visited slum schools, which is confirmed by the new quotes. The report also said a game was played where money was put on the table, which is also confirmed with the quotes. The kids were asked to think of something they needed the money for and then take it. The casting people would then catch them and they were asked to lie about what they needed it for.
The new quotes do illuminate the fact that auditions with children are different than adults. Angelina Jolie and her team have been very vocal that the children on the set of First They Killed My Father were very safe. Whether or not this game was the best way to sign on young child actors is still a matter for debate. But we'll see the finished product when _First They Killed My Fathe_r is released later this year. Here's what else Netflix has coming up.