The interview claims that the filmmakers sought “children who had experienced hardship”, and put them through what some commentators described as “cruel” role playing exercises during the audition process.
However, Jolie has since challenged the account in the interview, saying, “I am upset that a pretend exercise in an improvisation, from an actual scene in the film, has been written about as if it was a real scenario.
“The suggestion that real money was taken from a child during an audition is false and upsetting. I would be outraged myself if this had happened.”
First They Killed My Father will be released on Netflix on 15th September