'They Have To Make Their Own Mistakes: Angelina Jolie Talks Resilience And Her Reunion With Maddox

Ang Bishop caught up with Angelina Jolie for an exclusive chat about 'Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil' at the film's Tokyo premiere.

Jolie noted she was "beside herself" that son Maddox had flown in two hours before her red carpet appearance, after she hadn't seen him since dropping him off at Seoul's Yonsei University two months ago.

"I think you have to trust in the person they’ve become and you know that they have to make their own mistakes and get out of their way," she said of her oldest child leaving the nest. 

"In the end, you discover that you have this friend and this person in your life that’s going to do more than you ever imagined and teach you so much."

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Bishop noted a lot has changed since Jolie shot the first 'Maleficent' film in 2012 (it was then released in 2014) -- most notably her split from ex-husband Brad Pitt, and the announcement that she'd undergone a preventative double mastectomy.

Jolie acknowledged she's had to draw upon her stocks of resilience in recent years, but explained what keeps her going.

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"Very similar to Maleficent, my strength is from my children.  Anyone who’s a parent knows that there’s a strength within you that grows when you just have to survive anything to be strong enough for them, and you have to pull them through anything," Jolie explained. 

Watch Ang Bishop's full interview above.