Angelina Jolie Brings Daughters To Kids' Choice Awards In Rare Appearance
In her first public appearance since announcing she had surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, Angelina Jolie delivered an empowering speech at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards this weekend.

Jolie, who snagged the favorite movie villain statuette at the ceremony for her titular performance in "Maleficent," took the stage to thank her fans, and tell the young crowd how important it was to follow their own path in life.

"I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different-and I felt out of place, and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in," the actress said. "And then one day I realized something, something I hope you all realize: Different is good."

Jolie revealed last week in a New York Times op-ed that she had preventive surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes in an effort to minimize her risk of developing cancer. Jolie's mother, aunt, and grandmother all died of cancer, and she underwent a preventive double mastectomy two years ago in a similar effort to curb her chances of getting the disease.

At Saturday's awards ceremony, Jolie was all smiles, hugging her daughters Shiloh and Zahara as she ascended the stage to accept her award. Closing out her remarks, Jolie told the crowd with a wink, "Cause a little trouble -- it's good for you."
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