Angelina Jolie met Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar: amazing?


Here are some assorted photos of Angelina Jolie’s UNHCR trip to Myanmar (formerly Burma). Jolie traveled to Cambodia more than a week ago to start the process for a film she will direct in the country this fall, then she traveled the short distance to Myanmar for a humanitarian visit (her first to the country). Angelina has been meeting with refugees, checking the conditions of the refugee camps, plus highlighting the plight of low-income women in the country.

Jolie also spent some time with Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi, who was kept under house arrest as a political prisoner for many, many years by the government. When Myanmar opened itself up to the world several years ago, Aung was finally allowed to leave her home and do her work on behalf of the Burmese people. Aung took Jolie to a factory employing mostly low-income women – you can read more about their visit here.

I love Jolie. And it must have been really cool to meet Aung San Suu Kyi.


Photos courtesy of Getty, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Shambles says:

    Love her. Such grace. I would hope that, had my life been such that I had the level of exposure she does, I would have chosen to use it to illuminate the needs of others, as she does. She is an incredible woman, and no one could be more deserving of her name.

    *spit shines Angeloonie badge*

    On another note — and I don’t mean to concern-troll– but I hope she’s okay. She doesn’t look like she’s feeling all that well.

    • phlyfiremama says:

      I hear you Shambles!! St Angie indeed. (*Shines Angeloonie badge) I too am thinking she looks particularly tired in these pictures~I guess the emotional content of her experience can take its toll, but she is looking a little haggard and this causes me concern for her~I hope that she takes care of herself, so she can keep doing these amazing things!!!

  2. aims says:

    We need to focus attention more on courageous and strong woman who are dedicated to helping others. Love reading about strong women.

  3. COSquared says:

    Well she’s meeting someone who actually cares about their causes.

    • Maya says:

      Yeah so 15 years of humanitarian work, travelled to more than 30 dangerous places, given 1/3 of her salary to various causes, adopted 3 children from war torn countries, co founded war time rape initiative to help women who have been raped during war to get justice soo screams not caring about causes.

      I dislike people who probably don’t do a damn thing to help others but has the audacity to critize/attack others who actually do something.

      • COSquared says:

        I hope you are aware that I wasn’t talking about AJ at all. Several weeks ago she(AJ) met the tabloids’ darling Prince & “Princess”.

      • Maya says:

        I am genuinely sorry for having misunderstood your comment.

        I have seen other comments like this used to attack Angelina so I automatically assumed yours was one as well.

      • Jib says:

        I don’t like Angelina, but I don’t think anyone can say she does nothing. That’s just crazy.

  4. Jag says:

    Love her!

    I am concerned about how thin her hair is getting, though. Please, Angie, eat well enough to stay strong so that you can keep being the amazing person that you are! (Just going on the rumors that she doesn’t eat well because she feels guilty about it.)

    • Neah23 says:

      You Do she going through menopause right now don’t you? Menopause thins out your hair. I wouldn’t put to much stock in Tabloid BS who seem to know nothing when it comes to her.

    • V4Real says:

      Her hair doesn’t look like it’s thinning to me. I hope you’re not judging by the second pic because you only see part of the ponytail from that angle. If you look at the third pic you can see how full her ponytail really is.

      • Do you think she does Botox? She doesn’t look it to me i.e she has crinkles around her eyes and the side of her head……..I’d maybe believe fillers in her cheeks (if she’s lost weight….I think she looks the same as always)…but you know me. I can’t tell unless it’s super obvious or a weird pic (like if someone got caught in a weird pose and it highlighted their chipmunk cheeks or looked bloated or something)……

      • V4Real says:

        @VC No, her face moves. LOL.. She has too many laugh lines for botox. I’m not saying she’s never had fillers or anything, maybe around award season when she wants to look her best, as if she needs it.
        But my opinion is that she hasn’t done anything in a long time to her face. She looks too natural.

      • Jayna says:

        Her hair thinned years ago after her pregnancies, I noticed how much thinner her hair was. They do pieces for award shows. But it doesn’t look any thinner now. My mother’s hair really thinned after after one of her pregnancies.

  5. Maya says:

    I love Angelina and Aung and I am exited that they have finally met. Aung personally invited Angelina for a visit which says a lot about the admiration, respect & power Angelina has.

    Now if someone could just get my 3 favourite strong, intelligent and caring and crusaders for women’s rights (Angelina, Aung & Queen Rania) together – that will be brilliant.

    • Genny says:

      I would love to meet both of them so I’m so happy this meeting took place. I have some friends from Burma and they love Aung.

  6. korra says:

    Clever. Juxtaposing this with boring emma. Angelina Jolie is someone I can truly respect in this regard. She follows the age old adage of show don’t tell. She reflects, speaks eloquently and intelligently, AND she takes action.

  7. lower-case deb says:

    People mag has a picture of Pax conversing with Daw Suu over a picture album. what a great opportunity for the boy, to learn from someone like Daw Suu. and from the looks of it Pax is good at listening.

    i’m glad that we have seen the Jolie Pitt kids being exposed to a different side of fame (having access to high level people and Nobel laureates is part of that privilege i think). i hope that these encounters will make them even more well rounded.

    • Maya says:

      That picture was so cute the way Pax was listening intensely, Aung was talking calmly and passionately and Angelina was looking lovingly and proudly at Pax.

    • jen2 says:

      Those were great photos. Maybe they are trying to find an appropriate charity for Pax and a namesake effort like the older children. Maddox has his in Cambodia, Shiloh’s is the animal preserve in Namibia and Zahara has the hospital being built in Ethiopia to help with children, especially those with aids. He has traveled with her more than any of the others lately, so maybe he is trying to find something that interests him.

      She does great work and I especially like that she is so focused on the areas of women and children around the world, as they don’t always get to be spotlighted in this high profile fashion.

      • Jib says:

        I give her props for exposing her kids to those who have nothing. I really do wish more children of privilege would see this part of the world. But for them to say their very young kids have charities is kind of silly to me. What does a 10 year old do with “his” charity?

  8. Carmen says:

    I hope Angie had an opportunity to discuss the problem of the Rohingya refugees with Aung San. They are going through hell in Myanmar and so far Aung San seems to be totally oblivious.

    • zut alors! says:

      I believe she was scheduled to visit Rakhine state where thousands of Rohingya Muslims live however, Cyclone Komen closed the region’s airport and left large parts inaccessible.

  9. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    She is amazing. She does so much! Six kids, charity work, directing. I know she’s going through menopause, and as I am going through it myself, it can be hell. I hope she’s able to find a little time for herself–she certainly deserves it!

    • zut alors! says:

      That is one thing I always wish for her…that she takes time out for herself and not always put everyone else first. I wonder if she still pilots her plane.

  10. Jenna says:

    On an unrelated note, does anyone think By the Sea is going to be delayed?

    It’s supposed to be released in November and yet no trailer, no movie poster. When’s the last time a movie had neither with only 3.5 months to go? I know it’s kind of indie/arthouse, but even they have trailers long before this. And this is an indie with two huge movie stars in it and who obviously want Oscar nominations for it.

    Also, she’s supposed to film her Cambodian movie from November to January….so how’s she going to do promotion for the movie?

    I feel maybe the excuse given will be that her health scare was unexpected and really delayed her post-production/editing work.

    And on another note, the Sony Hacks had Amy Pascal getting into a deal with Martin Scorsese about directing Cleopatra in early 2016….but this was like 2 weeks before the hack.

    It’s hard to see Jolie finishing directing her Cambodian movie in January and then acting in Cleopatra anywhere from February to April….too soon based on her past history/schedules.

    So the deal probably fell through due to the hacks.

  11. Micki says:

    I think it’s amazing that Jolie keeps on with her work with unwavering dedication.
    She is one of a very few, who could draw attention her causes.

  12. moomoo says:

    So few comments for this wonderful post — nothing to celebitch about! I love her and hope she lives to 100 to continue her work. Although I don’t have the exposure she does, she inspires me to try harder to (pardon the cliché) be the change I want to see in the world. Thanks for posting this.

  13. Firebomber says:

    A worthy cause but sadly I doubt anything will come of it. On a superficial level I don’t think she looks very good. Her face looks different. Botox?

    • Cinderella says:

      She does look ill to me. I hope she’s okay.

    • Jib says:

      I think Jolie is very, scarily thin, and I’ve thought this for a few years. Her arms are like twigs – I think she either has anorexia or just doesn’t eat due to stress. With all of the suffering she sees, I bet she doesn’t sleep, either, and spends the night pacing the floor. I did dog rescue for 5 years and still don’t sleep from what I’ve seen.

    • bns says:

      Definitely botox. Her fans will come after me, but I stand by my opinion lol.

  14. mmtahoe says:

    My husband and I were in Myanmar for 2 weeks over Christmas, amazing amazing time. Pray for the elections this fall, all the people are very worried about humanitarian rights and their future. Hopefully this visit will draw more attention to the elections. Yea Angelina!

  15. Amcn says:

    Amazing how dedicated she is to her causes and how she exposes her kids to the reality faced by those outside of the first world. She looks beautiful and well, little or no makeup. The “concern” over her looks and health is rather silly. Maybe too many people are becoming accustomed to kardasian plastic faces.

  16. laura in LA says:

    I love Angie, too, and I wholeheartedly support UNHCR.

    That’s all I have to say, it’s just nice to see some good news like this today.