Washington, Nov 18 : Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie paid an emotional tribute to her late mother during a press conference for her new film 'Changeling' - and said her mum inspired her to take on the lead role.
The stunner plays the role of 'Christine Collins' - a woman who's left devastated by the disappearance of her young son in the Clint Eastwood-directed film.
And while at the press conference in London, Jolie recalled the passion and dedication of her own mother Marcheline Bertrand, who died of cancer in 2007.
Fighting back the tears, Jolie said, "She was very much Christine Collins. She was really sweet and was never angry - she couldn't swear to save her life. But when it came to her kids, she was really fierce and so this is very much her, her story."
"She was the woman I related to, who had that elegance and strength through just knowing what was right," Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.