New York, June 23 : She might be one of the sexiest and most beautiful women alive, but Angelina Jolie has much more to her - an ability to hold her own in an industry which is dominated by men.
According to Timur Bekmambetov, director of Matrixy thriller "Wanted," Jolie commands true respect in Hollywood and there's no other female star who can upstage the actress.
He said that on the set of the film, Jolie actually ended up mentoring co-star James McAvoy, and helped him get through at numerous occasions.
"Angelina was his mentor, she helped him. She was the Hollywood person, and his journey was basically the journey of his character," the New York Post quoted him, as saying. Tom O'Neil, columnist for the film site TheEnvelope.com, said that if directors think Jolie can't hold her own in a lead role, they are seriously mistaken.
"You can't think of another female star who's upstaging her, but it still seems like girls have to take a secondary role," he said.
He added that despite her growing brood, Jolie always plays as hard as the guys when she gets on the set.
"She seems to be this frail, slender, delicate creature when she's strolling down the red carpet and then becomes the ultimate symbol of female empowerment in these films," O'Neil said.