Angelina Jolie Talks Dark Past: 'For Many Reasons, I Shouldn't Be Here'

Angelina Jolie is speaking out about her dark past, something she says she’s lucky to have survived.

“I went through heavier, darker times and I survived them. I didn’t die young,” the 36-year-old actress and mother of six said in an interview on “60 Minutes,” airing on Sunday.

“So I am very lucky. There are other artists and people that didn’t survive certain things,” she explained, but stopped short of going into the specifics. “People can imagine that I did the most dangerous, and I did the worst… for many reasons, I shouldn’t be here.”

Adding, “You just…too many times where you came close to too many dangerous things, too many chances taken too, too far.”

Angelina has come a long way since her wild marriage to Billy Bob Thornton – she’s now in a long term relationship with Brad Pitt, an UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador and about to release her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” but there’s still a bit of the her old self lurking about.

“I still have that side of me…it’s just in its place now,” she said. “It belongs to Brad. Or… our adventures.”

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