Angelina denies controversial casting for First They Killed My Father
Actress Angelina Jolie has refuted a magazines cover story that described a controversial casting process for her movie First They Killed My Father. She says she is “upset” by the misconstrued report.
According to the cover story by Vanity Fair magazine, Angelina and her casting associates placed money on a table and allowed the children auditioning for the Cambodian film to take it. It claims that after taking the money, the director then “caught” the children, and forced them to explain why they needed the cash. Srey Moch was ultimately chosen for the part.
Angelina now says that the process described in the profile was misconstrued. She says it was “a pretend exercise in an improvisation, from an actual scene in the film”. She also said. “the suggestion that real money was taken from a child during an audition is false abd upsetting”.