Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie was among the guests hosted at the White House when South Korea’s President Yoon Suk-yeol and his wife Kim Keon-hee visited the US, and she made sure to come with a plus one, her son, Maddox.
The visit was part of proceedings to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the U.S-ROK alliance and to flesh out a new military pact to counter the growing nuclear threat of North Korea.
The “Maleficent” star is reportedly set to team up with “X-Men” actress Halle Berry for the Warner Bros epic, “Maude vs Maude.”
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Angelina Jolie Attends White House Dinner With Son Maddox
Angelina Jolie, 47, made a rare public appearance with her eldest son, Maddox Jolie-Pitt, 21, at the White House state dinner in Washington.
The event was held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the alliance between the United States and the Republic of Korea and to welcome South Korean President Yoon Suk-you and his wife, Kim Keon-hee.
The actress and humanitarian was dressed in an off-white, vintage Chanel blazer over a flowy white dress with a plunging V-neckline, while Maddox wore a fitted black peacoat over a white button-down shirt and tie. The mother-son duo posed for photos on the red carpet, looking elegant and confident.
While it was undoubtedly an exciting event for Jolie, it was also a proud moment for the mother of six. Maddox, who has been a source of pride and inspiration for the actress since his adoption from Cambodia in 2002, is well-versed in South Korean culture because he attends school there.
Along with Maddox, Jolie shares five other children with her ex-husband Brad Pitt: sons Pax, 19, Knox Léon, 14, and daughters Zahara, 18, Shiloh, 16, and Vivienne, 14.
The Mother-Son Duo Was Treated To A Presidential Musical Performance
Moments before the lavish dinner was over, The President of South Korea, Yoon Suk-yeol, shocked guests with a performance of the classic song “American Pie” by Don McLean.
South Korean president Yoon Suk Yeol grabbed a mic and sang the Don Mclean classic “American Pie” to an astonished audience at the White House state dinner.
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) April 27, 2023
“We know this is one of your favorite songs, ‘American Pie,'” Biden told Yoon.
“Yes, that’s true,” Yoon replied through a Korean translator. “When I was going to school, it was one of my favorite songs.”
“We want to hear you sing it,” Biden said. “It’s been a while, but…” Yoon trailed off before singing the first part of the song as Biden handed him a signed guitar by McLean for his rendition.
Angelina Jolie Played Coy On Plans Post United Nations Exit
Somewhere along the line at the state house dinner, the “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” star was asked what was next for her following her exit from the United Nations. She ignored the question and continued to smile for the cameras.
When asked about Seoul, Maddox reportedly replied, “Great,” having attended Yonsei University. A source close to the actress told People Magazine, “Angelina has visited South Korea many times for her humanitarian and refugee advocacy over the past two decades and as an artist. Angelina and Maddox are honored to attend this state dinner.”
Jolie is well known for her extensive humanitarian work. She has been a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador since 2001. She has since been actively involved in raising awareness for refugee crises and advocating for their protection and rights.
In addition to her work with refugees, Jolie has been involved in various other humanitarian efforts, including advocating for women’s and children’s rights, promoting education and healthcare, and supporting conservation efforts in multiple countries.
Angelina Jolie And Halle Berry Tapped For New Action Movie
The powerhouse actresses, Berry and Jolie, are joining forces for the upcoming action film “Maude vs. Maude,” according to Deadline.
The two women, known for their impressive acting skills and stunning physical prowess, were tapped by Warner Bros. to star in the movie after winning a “multi-studio bidding war.”
Details about the film are still being kept tightly under wraps, but reports suggest that it will be an action-packed thriller and will be directed by Roseanne Liang, with the script written by Scott Mosier.
For Jolie and Berry, this collaboration will be the first time they are both working on a project. Both actresses have made a name for themselves in Hollywood for their ability to portray strong, dynamic female characters.
Jolie has starred in several high-profile action movies, including the “Tomb Raider” series and “Salt,” while Berry has shown off her action chops in films like “Die Another Day” and the “X-Men” franchise.