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    Angelina Jolie Says Filming "Those Who Wish Me Dead" Was A Healing Experience

    "I am drawn to people who have been through something and are broken."

    Angelina Jolie is about to make her return to onscreen action for the first time in years and says the whole thing was a "healing" experience.

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    The actress and director stars in the upcoming drama Those Who Wish Me Dead, where she portrays a smoke jumper struggling with PTSD after failing to save three people from a fire.

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    Then when she suddenly comes across a traumatized 12-year-old boy after he's unwittingly witnessed a murder, she takes it upon herself to protect him from the dangers that follow.

    "She's a very broken person who carries a great deal of guilt," Jolie told ET of her latest character while on set.

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    "I am drawn to people who have been through something and are broken and then find their way forward and overcome it," she added.

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    "As an artist, it's very healing to play people like that," she explained. "She's been very healing for me, because you just get so broken and then you stand back up."

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    Angelina added that while the film seems like a "great thriller" on the surface, it's a "really emotional film."

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    "It's about people who have a great impact on each other and change each other. Emotionally and practically, they go through the fire," she said.

    Those Who Wish Me Dead hits theaters and HBO Max on May 14. Watch the trailer below.

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