Angelina Jolie: I'm Very Lucky I Didn't Die Young (VIDEO)

11/22/2011 05:11 pm ET

Although some claim she hasn't let go of her wild way, Angelina Jolie insists she's calmed down.

In an interview with "60 Minutes" airing Nov. 27th, Jolie reveals that she's lucky she survived her wild past.

"I went though heavy darker times and I survived them. I didn't die young, so I'm very lucky. There are other artists and people who didn't survive certain things," she told correspondent Bob Simon.

The Oscar-winning actress didn't want to get into the details of what those "darker times" entailed, but said, "I think people can imagine that I did the most dangerous and I did the worst -- and for many reasons I shouldn't be here."

In 1998, Jolie played supermodel and heroin addict Gia Carangi, in a breakout role that mirrored aspects of her own life. In those days the actress would openly speak about her love of knives, blood play and wore a vile of ex-husband, Billy Bob Thornton's blood around her neck.

In July 2010, Franklin Meyer, who claimed to be Jolie's ex-drug dealer, sold Star magazine photos of the actress posing in S&M-type shots, wearing electrical tape over her nipples with a dog collar around her neck. Meyer told the magazine, he first met the actress in February 1997, and bought cocaine and heroin from him.

"She would snort the cocaine and the heroin in front of me. It didn't seem to matter to her who else was there," he claimed.

More than a decade later Jolie is living a very different life, despite naysayers. A former employee recently alleged the 36-year-old actress and mother of six is still fascinated by blood:

"When Angelina's kids get cuts and scrapes, she saves their discarded bandages in a jar. She thinks she's being edgy and artistic, but to others, she just seems weird," the ex-employee told In Touch magazine.

So what has become of her wild side? Jolie admits in her interview with "60 Minutes", "I'm still a bad girl. I still have that side of me ... it's just in its place now. It belongs to Brad. Or our adventures."


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