Quotable: Angelina On Cutting, Jumping Out Of Airplanes And Tattoos

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 7, 2010

“I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy. I was searching for something deeper, something more. I tried everything. I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren’t there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in. … I went through a period when I felt my film characters were having more fun than I was. It might partly explain why I ended up tattooed or doing certain extreme things in my life. [points to a tattoo on her arm] The wild heart caged. I unlocked my cage years ago. I want my children to have that freedom. I want that for other people, too.”

Angelina Jolie proves even the world’s (disputably) most beautiful woman has identity crises like the rest of us. I mean, minus the jumping out of airplanes. [Parade]