I was very unhappy, very unhealthy, and when I sat down for an interview, I didn't know why. ' I got out of myself pretty quickly, being in the middle of a civil war.
I mean, you look around, there are arms and legs."What happened next was not related in any way to 9/11, but it's the representative story of the post-9/11 years.
She called the United Nations and became a goodwill ambassador for the UN's High Commissioner for Refugees.
She visited something like thirty refugee camps in the world's most remote and forbidding and, yes, war-torn places, and in so doing became what she calls "a citizen of the world." At the same time, of course, she became a mother: first to Maddox, from Cambodia; then to Zahara, from Ethiopia; then to Shiloh, from Brad Pitt; then, most recently, to Pax, from Vietnam.
It was sort of a requisite celebrity-profile moment.
She was talking about her effort to restore the Asian tiger to her wildlife preserve in Cambodia.
Though written in the wake of fresh horror, the story was guardedly optimistic until the very end, when it quoted a woman named Leslee Dart.
The press agent for Woody Allen, Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, and many others, Dart spoke with the resigned serenity of a rehab counselor listening to yet another junkie vow a fresh start: "We have as a culture gone so far off the deep end, I think we have no choice but to go right back to where we were."She was right, of course, and she was wrong.
ran a story about one of the unacknowledged victims of 9/11 — celebrity gossip.
It started with a scene at a New York restaurant famous for its hospitality to famous people.
In other words, instead of the things many predicted for America in the terrifying yet hopeful days after the attack — a moral resurgence, say, or the death of irony — we got a war against a country that had nothing to do with 9/11, and we got Angelina Jolie.