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Angelina Jolie Cries over Late Mother in TV Interview

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May 23, 2007 | 10:33am EDT

Actress Angelina Jolie began crying during an interview that aired on TV this morning when talk turned to the death of her mother earlier this year.

Jolie's mom, Marcheline Bertrand, passed away in January after a long battle with cancer.

In the interview screened on Today, the Tomb Raider said, "I'm in a strange, I suppose, place in my life. I think that happens when you lose a parent, where you drop into a different kind of serious. And yet, at the same time, you want to laugh and enjoy as much as possible every day.

"I'm hanging on to my family really tight at this moment, and, because of that, trying to be as good a woman as I can be in my life."

Tears then rolled down Jolie's face and she said, "Dammit, you got me crying."

Interviewer Ann Curry apologised and Jolie continued, "It's alright. It's a part of life... I lost my mom. It's a natural thing for a child to lose a parent. I lost my mom too young, but it happened. And I'm happy she's out of pain, because I love her and she's my friend."

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