'World War Z' premiere: Angelina Jolie makes first red carpet appearance after mastectomy reveal

Posted By KATE STANTON, UPI.com   |   June 2, 2013 at 9:34 PM   |   Comments

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June 2 (UPI) -- Angelina Jolie joined her fiance Brad Pitt for the London premiere of his upcoming zombie flick, "World War Z," Sunday, her first public appearance since she wrote a New York Times op-ed about her decision to have a double mastectomy.

"I feel wonderful!" the 37-year-old actress and mother of six told Us Weekly at the premiere.

"I’m very very grateful for all the support, it means a lot to me," Jolie, wearing a custom-made Saint Laurent gown, told reporters.

"I do not feel any less of a woman," Jolie wrote in her May 14 piece for the Times. "I feel empowered that I made a strong choice that in no way diminishes my femininity."

Jolie said that she had decided to undergo the procedure to minimize her 87 percent breast cancer risk.

"What you guys are seeing is just absolutely who she is and how she has always been," Pitt told Metro UK.

American actress Angelina Jolie attends the world premiere of "World War Z" at The Empire Leicester Square in London on June 2, 2013. UPI/Paul Treadway
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"Faced with a problem she’s going to face it head on and find out what her options are and going to make a smart decision for her and share that knowledge with whomever will listen," he said.

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