Angelina Jolie hopes to clear a path for dangerous women.
She grew up idolizing tough-guy movie stars, and is regarded in Hollywood as the industry’s top bankable action actress, but few women are given similar roles, and she hopes more will follow.
When she was coming of age, she says she was oblivious to any limitations.
“I had a really great mom who never let me know that,” Jolie said in a recent interview with USA WEEKEND Magazine. “I grew up thinking girls could do everything. I do see the beautiful differences between men and women as well. I think it’s nice for the boys to be boys and girls to be girls. It’s not that you’re trying to cross genres to be like the other sex, you just want to be completely what yours is, which is many, many things.”