You don't hear this too often!
"I actually love being in menopause," she told Britain's Sunday Telegraph in a new interview to promote her movie "By the Sea," in which she co-stars with husband Brad Pitt.
"I haven't had a terrible reaction to it, so I'm very fortunate," she said in the interview, which was published on Nov. 22. "I feel older, and I feel settled being older."
"I feel happy that I've grown up," she added. "I don't want to be young again."
Angelina had the surgery in March 2015 two years after undergoing an elective preventative double mastectomy following a BRCA1 gene diagnosis. The genetic test showed that the Oscar winner had an extremely high chance of developing breast and ovarian cancers, the diseases that killed her mother Marcheline Bertrand in 2007.
Angelina, 40, spoke to Vogue in October about her decision to undergo the surgeries earlier this year. "I wish my mom had been able to make those choices," the mother of six told the magazine.
"They are not easy surgeries. The ovaries are an easy surgery, but the hormone changes -- interesting," she told Vogue. "We did joke that [while making 'By the Sea'] I had my Monday edit. Tuesday surgery. Wednesday go into menopause. Thursday come back to edit, a little funky with my steps."
"I feel grounded as a woman. I know others do too," she told the magazine. "Both of the women in my family, my mother and my grandmother started dying in their 40s. I'm 40. I can't wait to hit 50 and know I made it."
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