Angelina Jolie has promised to build a new house for an impoverished Cambodian family after they let her film her new movie on their property, The National ENQUIRER has learned.
The humanitarian, actress and director, 40, is currently making the Khmer Rouge drama “First They Killed My Father” in the Siem Reap area of Cambodia.
Angelina’s arrival in a helicopter to scout locations was an astonishing sight for the people in the village of Kouk Trach.
Peia Tein, 26, lives in a wooden house with her 2-year-old daughter, Chantreia, and her mother, Moul, 53. The women were stunned when producers approached them about using their humble home in the film.
“They found this house by coming over with a helicopter, and they said it was perfect for the movie,” Peia revealed. “They said when they have finished they will take down our house and build us a new one. My mother is very happy.”
Cambodia has held a special place in Angelina’s heart since she filmed there in 2000 for “Tomb Raider.”
She also adopted her eldest son, Maddox, now 14, from Cambodia and has long supported humanitarian efforts there — even setting up the Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation to help women and children and aid in nature conservation.