It's been nearly a month since Angelina Jolie broke the news that she had undergone a double preventive mastectomy. And it has been barely a week since the Girl, Interrupted actress made her first public appearance since the operation, escorting her partner of seven years, Brad Pitt, to the premiere of World War Z in London. At the Australia premiere of his zombie apocalypse flick, Pitt said Jolie is doing great since the operation and that life is back to "business as usual."
"It's onwards and upwards... but I'm really touched. The whole thing's heroic to my mind. And how many people are also battling with the same decision and she's [Angelina Jolie] just a great example of that, it doesn't have to be a scary thing. You can take control of it."
The brunette beauty revealed in a NY Times op-ed
piece that she chose the preventive path after losing her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, in 2007 to ovarian cancer and learning that she also carried the same cancer-prone gene.
After a whirlwind of pit-stops last week at various theaters including Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Austin to promote his film, Pitt, 49, made his way to the land-down-under on June 9 for the Australia premiere of World War Z, which took about six years to complete at a cost of $400 million.
"We know it's not anything you've seen before. We know it's the most intense thing you're going to see all summer and people are having a lot of fun with it. So we're thrilled to show it," he said.
For more on the interview with Brad Pitt, check out the video above.