Angelina Jolie appears at Disney’s D23 expo to promote the Eternals & Maleficent

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Angelina Jolie returned from South Korea last week. She dropped off Maddox at college, had a good ugly-cry and then came back to LA, where she promptly took her kids to Disneyland. Perhaps it was the perfect cure for her first taste at being an empty-nester. Or maybe it was just plain old undercover sponsorship, especially considering that Angelina is all-in with Disney now. Angelina and the House of Mouse is a documentary I would watch.

After spending time at Disneyland, Angelina made her way to the D23 Disney expo, where she put in some big appearances on stage to hype Maleficent 2: Mistress of Evil AND Marvel’s The Avengers. Angelina didn’t have any costume changes in between appearances – she wore the same simple AF black dress and she looks like she did her own hair and makeup too. The hair is bad, good lord. Disney has billions of dollars – please make sure that Angelina has someone professional doing her hair and makeup for appearances on behalf of Disney! Angelina chatted with E! News at the D23 expo, and she talked about how these past few years have not been easy:

“I’m like everybody and… especially these last few years haven’t been the easiest, and I haven’t felt very strong. There’s something when you’re not feeling very strong, where you push yourself. And I’m so grateful that I have the opportunity to play these kind of characters, that pull out every bit of strength I have and that remind me that I can be strong. Sometimes you really feel low and you gotta pull it back up. Right now, for Thena, I’m having to do so much training and she’s so positive, so healthy and she’s so aggressive that I’m often like, ‘This is not gonna work.’ But, you gotta push yourself.”

[From E! News]

I think she was probably referencing how difficult the past three years have been for her personally with the divorce, but she was probably also making a reference to how life in Trump’s America feels awful too. She also talked about how Knox “does some weapon [training] and karate” and she’s the kind of mom who tries to go to their classes: “I’ve been jumping into all of their classes. I’m the mom that keeps trying to show up.” As for dropping Maddox off at college, she said: “I’m so proud of him and he was so read. I couldn’t be more excited. Our house in Cambodia is six hours away, so I’ve got plans to… be stalking. I’m gonna be one of those moms. It’s only been a few days, give me a few weeks and I might be back on a plane.”

At the Eternals part of the expo, Kevin Feige revealed images of the characters in their superhero costumes, and there was a new announcement too – Kit Harington is joining the cast as Dane Whitman, who will become the Black Knight. Richard Madden is in the Eternals too, so it will be a GoT-reunion. With Angelina and Gemma Chan and Kumail Nanjiani.

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  1. astrid says:

    The hair looks fine to me.

  2. PnP says:

    Saw nothing wrong with her hair and makeup

    • Eve says:

      Me neither.

      Dress looks fine too. Simple but not a sack. There’s even some waist showing.

      About her character: looks gorgeous.

      • antipodean says:

        Hey there Eve, so good to see you. Hope all is well with you and you are staying strong! I think of you often, and am always happy to see your name pop up. Are you still a keen Hiddles fan? I miss the veranda days of yore.

      • Eve says:

        @Antipodean:

        I’ve been…surviving? I’m deeply sorry to say I haven’t been well since last year.

        The thing elected president last year is much, much, MUCH worse than I predicted (and I predicted things would derail fast — but they have been derailing at an alarming speed). And we’re only 8 months into this maniac’s “government”.

        Sorry, don’t want to be a Debbie Downer, but right now things are dire here.

        I even lost the ability of laughing at the absurdity of it all. It’s not funny anymore. In fact, it never was.

        I can’t afford to move abroad so on top of being extremely depressed, I feel truly imprisoned here.

        Came here to see if I could “escape”…not sure if I’m succeeding.

      • Kitten says:

        Argh. I momentarily forgot that you are in Brazil, Eve.
        I’m so sorry that you are still suffering and I expect that this past election doesn’t help.

        Love you and hang in there, friend.

      • Eve says:

        @Antipodean:

        Forgot to answer about Hiddles. He’s a charming man but a relatively old crush came back a-blazing: French actor (of Algerian descent) Tahar Rahim.

        No one has been able to dethrone him. Not even Oscar Isaac.

      • Eve says:

        @Kitten:

        Thank you, dear. The thing is I’m hanging by a very thin thread. I know some here think I show up from time to time just to throw a pity party. Can’t exactly blame them for doing so…

        But I swear I’ve never been more serious in my life when I say that I fear. I fear for all who didn’t vote for that monster and his minions.

        I feel for those, like myself, paying the price for every single idiot who voted for “it”.

      • antipodean says:

        Dear Eve,so sorry to hear you are feeling low and hopeless re your hideous overlords. Have to say that we are suffering up here too with our grotesque orange buffoon. I find it difficult to believe that the good people will ever come to the fore, but I have been trying to think that hope springs eternal and us goodies will eventually triumph! I don’t know why it is so difficult for some to just live and let live, and “do unto others”! Anyhoo, if it helps at all I wish good things for you, and keep up the good fight! There is still good/hope in the world.

    • tokipona says:

      Her hair looks…. great, to me? Especially considering her health.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      I think it’s just that her hair isn’t “done”. It looks fine, albeit a little “flat” compared to what it looks like when it IS “done”. “done” meaning poofed up with product and a blow-out.

      and it may be a simple black dress (“simple but not a sack” is a perfect description!), but you can see in that one pic that it’s fitted and, frankly, I think it looks FAB on her. like, va-va-voom fab.

      • Kitten says:

        I just feel like she can get away with boring hair and boring dress because of that FACE.

        The video of her talking about Maddox is cute. She still takes my breath away. So so beautiful.

      • JanetDR says:

        It’s an everyday kind of hair look, but she always is stunning.

      • Erinn says:

        I agree. It’s healthy, and not messy looking, but it doesn’t have that ‘polish’ to it that it has when whoever doing it adds volume while styling. It looks like my hair when I comb it straight before getting out of the shower then let it air dry.

        But – stunning face, like Kitten said.

  3. Coco Puff says:

    Im going to watch this movie just to see Richard Madden and Kit Harrington :-)

  4. Pixie says:

    She looks beautiful and I really like the dress! The ET interview was great too and she seemed lighter/happier than she has in a forever. I am always surprised that she so willingly shares so many details about her children. I don’t think any other celebrity at her level does that but I suppose privacy is a long dead concept to her. Also, love that they travel so much that 6 hours away is close to her, what a dream lol

  5. Mia4s says:

    “Or maybe it was just plain old undercover sponsorship,”

    Hardly undercover! She’s in good with the mouse now! 😁

    In all seriousness, Twitter was full of sightings of the various celebs who were are D23 in the parks with their kids/guests. Good perk and clever cross-promotion. Disney is that weird combination of so much fun…and waaaaaay too powerful as a corporation. I’m pretty sure I’m owned by Disney now.

    • Sierra says:

      Lol yes plus Angelina is co producing these with Disney so she gets a slide of the pie as well.

  6. MS says:

    Think because she was put into early Menopause due to her surgery, she has lost a lot of volume in her hair due to thinning & looks lacklustre. She needs a good hairstylist to give it a healthy chop & style. I just so desperately want to see her healthy & happy again. Considering what she’s been through physically & mentally….. i know it takes time.

  7. SKF says:

    Wow! Kit too! Maybe that was the part they wanted Keanu for? And they were holding out waiting to see? Ha ha ha!

    Random conspiracy theory: Salma and Angie arentbeach other’s cup of tea. They’re always apart in photos. But Angie and Richard get along super well!

    Also: you said The Avengers when I think you meant The Eternals (just an FYI)

    • Sierra says:

      Actually – there is a video on YouTube showing Salma fangirling over Angelina. It was so cute.

      But yes, it seems that Angelina seems more close with Richard & Ma.

    • Kebbie says:

      There’s a group interview where Salma excitedly says “AND WE’RE SO HAPPY TO HAVE HER WITH US!!” She seemed genuinely thrilled to me.

  8. Arizona says:

    I just really like her.

  9. Léna says:

    She is glowing. Flawless. And that cast is great!

  10. aiobhan targaryen says:

    I disagree. Her hair, makeup, and dress look good to me. She has never been a fashion plate and never will be. She wears the clothes that make her feel good. That is how everyone should dress.

    She both stands out and fits right in in both settings. I am so happy that she is signing up for projects that I want to see now. That entire Eternals cast is amazing, even with Kit H involved. I get a film with Angelina, Gemma, Salma, Kumail, Barry (watch To Kill A Sacred Deer) and Brian. Wow.

  11. LouBear says:

    God, she looks so much healthier and happier! There were times during her marriage where she looked genuinely quite frail

  12. CooCooCatchoo says:

    I love the diversity of this cast. Looking forward to seeing it!

  13. Char says:

    I’m a 100% sure the reason why Constance Wu was so pissed about Fresh Off The Boat returning for a new season was losing a part in a Marvel movie. They just cast Gemma Chan for The Eternals while she was in Captain Marvel. There aren’t many Asian-American actress out there, so, if it was the case…

    • Eve says:

      Oh, well…I’m not complaining. In my opinion, Gemma Chan is a way more…regal, so to speak.

      One of my girl crushes since Sherlock’s episode “The Blind Banker”.

  14. Sarah says:

    I am probably going to have to see the Eternals twice or thrice to understand the story because I don’t think I can concentrate on any kind of storyline with Gemma Chan AND La Jolie on my screen. My god, those faces!!

  15. Valiantly Varnished says:

    She looks great to me. It’s a convention so anything more would have been inappropriate. And I love the dress. It fits her like a glove.

  16. lucy2 says:

    I don’t really care for her whole look here, she seems overdressed compared to the rest of the cast – maybe that’s why she kept her hair and makeup simple? I’d love to know what brand of shape wear she uses though!

    Pretty soon it’s going to be hard to be in a movie that’s NOT Disney owned.

    • Ennie says:

      She was also promoting Maleficent where she is the lead, I think she chise well. She looks good, her legs look great. I like her with darker hair, but I guess this is closer to her natural coloring.
      Shapewear courtesy of Versace ;)

      • Eve says:

        Re: legs. There’s even a bit of calves showing. Or maybe it’s the effect of high heels.

        She’s always had pin thin shins.

  17. Myrtle says:

    I never realized Michelle Pfeiffer was so short! I’m with Kaiser on Angie’s hair, it looks flat—not awful, but meh. Fun she will be wearing it blonde in the Eternals! Plus loving the Jon Snow/Robb Stark reunion…epic casting.

  18. Dbee says:

    La Jolie looks 😍😍 can’t wait to see this movie, I was disappointed in Kit being announced for a role god that wooden acting is Gona be the death of me 🙄🙄

  19. Tiffany says:

    That cast for The Eternal’s.

    I am so ready for this.

  20. laura-j says:

    I’d like to look that bad for just one day of my life.

  21. Lils says:

    Angie was my first lesbian crush, so I might be biased, but she’s gorgeous! Glowing since she dropped that sack of sh-t off lol

    Her kids are gorgeous, too. They look like such a happy family. I’m jealous tbh!

    Wish she’d date a woman next… Or Chiwetel Ejiofor. They’d make a cute couple and if she finds a man she should find a real man like Chewie. I heard rumors that he’s gay, though. Not blind items lol just… around. I did always wonder… My radar is broke, though.

  22. Grant says:

    Her hair sucks but I kind of love her skirt and pumps? I don’t think of Angelina when I think of a sartorial rockstar so I think she knocked it out of the park with this one!

  23. Truth hurts says:

    She was bomb walking in that stage like a boss. Her hair is slowly being dyed blonde for the Eternals I guess. Her plain dress was awesome. She was awesome.