The actor flew out to New York for a quick stint on Good Morning America. Interviewing to garner attention for his upcoming film World War Z, the hunky actor revealed that his sons were the ones who had influenced his decision in taking the movie role.
Though, more importantly, he dished on his wife Angelina Jolie’s decision to opt for a double mastectomy given her BRCA1 gene. He said:
"We were really surprised and moved by how many people were dealing with the same issue.”
He then added:
“Her focus now is to make sure that all people have access to the testing and know what they can do about it… If you do the research and do what's best for you, it doesn't have to be a scary thing, it can be an empowering thing.”
Taking inspiration from Angelina Jolie, CNN's Zoraida Sambolin spoke up and announced that she too needed a mastectomy, and that she had just been diagnosed with breast cancer!
Here's what she originally announced:
"For a while I have been struggling because I was diagnosed with breast cancer about three weeks ago and I was trying to figure out how do I share this story, how do I tell the viewers that I'm going to be gone for a while, because I have chosen to have a double mastectomy. Angelina Jolie's story really hit home."
Now, after having had her mastectomy, we're getting a CNN update from Zoraida herself!
This is so fab — it sounds like she's really doing well, taking it all day-by-day! We can't even imagine having to go through this, but she's being such a badass about it!
In addition to turning heads and dropping jaws, the actress spoke out about her recovery and said she was humbled by all of the support she was getting and was glad her announcement had people talking about important health issues:
After an incredibly moving article where she revealed she had undergone a mastectomy after finding out she was at high risk for breast cancer, Angelina stepped out for her first appearance since the ordeal.
With Brad Pitt holding her hand, she wore a simple and beautiful long black dress for the London premiere of World War Z!
Looking as beautiful on the outside as she is on the inside, Angelina stopped to sign autographs for some lucky fans while she beamed a loving smile at absolutely everyone.
It's so great to see Angelina looking healthy and happy!