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Angelina Jolie to miss Unbroken premiere due to chicken pox

December 13, 2014
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Angelina Jolie is set to miss the premiere of her film Unbroken due to chicken pox. The 39-year-old, who directed the movie, released a video statement for her fans on Friday explaining that the illness means she will miss several promotional events for the film.

Released by Universal Pictures, the video entitled  'A Message From Universal Pictures About Angelina Jolie', shows the actress and mother-of-six wearing little make-up and sporting a simple white tank top, showing signs of red marks on her skin.


"I just wanted to be clear and honest about why I will be missing the Unbroken events in the next few days," she said. "Which is that I found out last night that I have chicken pox."

So I will be home itching and missing everyone , she added. "I can't believe it because this film means so much to me. I can't believe it. But such is life, there it is."

Angelina concluded the video by sending her best wishes to those involved with the film, which stars Jack O'Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Jai Courtney, Garrett Hedlund and Finn Wittrock, for its showcase.

"Send everyone my love and hope that everything goes well."

A Message From Universal Pictures About Angelina Jolie

Angelina, whose film follows the life of the late Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II, also released a statement via Universal.

"You have to laugh at the timing," she said.

 "I was sure nothing could stop me from supporting Unbroken."

I am heartbroken to miss our premiere, most of all the chance to be there with Louie’s family, Phil’s daughter Karen, veterans and all the guests who are coming."

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