Angelina Jolie felt 'pretty broken' after 'a few years of difficulty' upon her ...

The film Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil is set to be released on Friday.

And Angelina Jolie opened up about reprising the role after a four year break from acting.

The 44-year-old movie star said of her returning to Maleficent: 'It was a tough time. I'd been coming off a few years of difficulty, and I was not feeling very strong. In fact, I was feeling pretty broken,' she told People magazine.

Candid: Angelina Jolie opened up about reprising the role after a four year break from acting; pictured on October 9 at the London premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Candid: Angelina Jolie opened up about reprising the role after a four year break from acting; pictured on October 9 at the London premiere of Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Adding: 'It took me a moment to feel the strength of [Maleficent] again.'

During her four year break from acting, Angelina split from Brad Pitt, 55. 

The movie stars, who met in 2004 while filming Mr. And Mrs. Smith, share six children together: sons Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, and Knox, 11, and daughters Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and Vivienne, 11.

They married in August 2014 after 10 years together but Angelina filed for divorce in September 2016.

Honest: The 44-year-old movie star said of her returning to Maleficent: 'It was a tough time. I'd been coming off a few years of difficulty, and I was not feeling very strong. In fact, I was feeling pretty broken,' she told People magazine

Honest: The 44-year-old movie star said of her returning to Maleficent: 'It was a tough time. I'd been coming off a few years of difficulty, and I was not feeling very strong. In fact, I was feeling pretty broken,' she told People magazine

A judge granted them both legal single status while finalizing their divorce.

The former lovebirds have agreed on a custody agreement for their kids and are currently sorting out property and finances, specifically who gets Miraval, their French winery and the place they tied the knot.

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