Angelina Jolie self-imposed isolation for ‘Gia’
Angelina Jolie’s performance as Gia Carangi in the 1998 film ‘Gia’ was likely one of her finest roles. The movie focuses on the life and death of supermodel Gia. She battled alcoholism, drug abuse, and ultimately AIDS throughout her life.
Gia was a model who appeared on the covers of Cosmopolitan and Vogue, as well as print work for Dior, Versace, and Armani. Her problems eventually got the better of her. While filming, Jolie severed ties with friends and even stopped talking to her ex-husband Johnny Lee Miller. Her brilliant performance earned her a Golden Globe and a SAG award for best actress in a drama series.