In two weeks Angelina Jolie will save the world again in Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life. The sequel to the wildly popular original Tomb Raider is expected to be among the summer's hottest movies.
Jolie's father, Jon Voight, appeared in the first film with her, playing the heroine's father — a man who apologizes for his shortcomings as a parent. Though it seemed the two were growing closer, Jolie says she and her father have no relationship.
The film "was kind of a goodbye in a strange way. It was a hello and goodbye," Jolie said. "The good memories I'll have are around that time."
Jolie's more recent memories of her father are deeply painful. Last summer, just after her breakup with Thornton, a tearful Voight appeared on Access Hollywood claiming his daughter needed help with what he called her serious mental problems.
"She's my kid. And if she gets help, I pray that she will be able to know and to feel true love in this life," he said.
Jolie said she was hurt, but not surprised, by her father's remarks. The most painful aspect of his comments, she said, was the possibility that they could have affected her relationship with Maddox. "They could have decided he's right, she's crazy, let's remove that child from her custody, and that's unforgivable," she said.
"I've been crazy in my life, and I've been wild in my life, I've never been a bad person. I've never intentionally hurt other people just to hurt them. And I'm trying to do a lot of good things with my life."