Angelina Jolie tragically admitted to considering hiring a hi*tman to m*urder her.
The actor, 47, has been open about her struggles with mental health issues throughout her life, including a period in her early career when she was suicidal and considered hiring a h*itman to take her life.
According to reports, the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider star attempted suicide for the first time when she was 19 years old. But when she turned 22, she devised a plan to end her life in a way that her family would understand, or so she thought, as she hired a h*itman to mu*rder her.
In an interview with The Face, Jolie explained how guilt was a driving factor in her decision to have a third party carry out her de*ath.
“They’re not that difficult to find in New York,” she told the outlet.
“As insane as it sounds, I think a lot of people consider suicide when they’re young,” she told them.
“I was very aware that so many people around me, like my mother, would feel as if they didn’t give enough or do enough if I took my own life,” she continued.
“So my solution to that was if someone else had taken my life – like in a ‘robbery’ – then it would be mu*rder and it wouldn’t be that anyone would feel they’d let me down.”
When she turned 22, she devised a plan to commit suicide.
The actor got as far as commissioning the hit*man, pledging to ‘take out cash over a certain amount of time, so there wasn’t a big chunk in my bank account’ for the h*itman.
Surprisingly, it was the hitm*an himself who persuaded Jolie not to commit suicide using the unconventional method.
“He was a decent enough person and asked if I could think about it and call him again in two months,” she explained.
“Something changed in my life, and I figured I’d stick it out,” Jolie told People.
The actor’s battle with mental health did not end when she decided to cancel her booking with the h*itman, but she has recently been able to address her PTSD diagnosis.
“I’ve had a very blessed life, but I’ve had my own challenges,” the Eternals star told The Times last year. I’ve suffered from PTSD.
“You often feel that feeling of being broken and wondering what you’re capable of, and being concerned you’re not able to be enough to protect and care for those you love.”