Angelina Jolie Gives Powerful Speech At Kids' Choice Awards: 'Different Is Good'

03/30/2015 12:07 pm ET | Updated Mar 31, 2015

Angelina Jolie's speech at this year's Kids' Choice Awards had a simple, yet inspiring message.

The actress, making her first public appearance since writing a powerful op-ed about her decision to remove her ovaries, took the stage Saturday night where she accepted the award for Favorite Movie Villain for her role in "Maleficent." Speaking to the young audience, Jolie talked about feeling "out of place" growing up.

"I want to say when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different -- and I felt out of place, and too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day I realized something, something I hope you all realize. Different is good."

Jolie, who brought daughters Zahara and Shiloh to the ceremony, also had an important reminder for the audience: "Cause a little trouble. It’s good for you.”

angelina jolie kids choice awards

Follow HuffPost Teen on Twitter | Instagram | Tumblr | Pheed |

Also on HuffPost:

  • At The London "Unbroken" Premiere
    Vianney Le Caer/Invision/AP
    How about that capelet? Dame Angie looks regal in a winter white Ralph & Russo Couture dress.
  • What. A. Goddess.
    Joel Ryan/Invision/AP
    We can't even.
  • At The "Unbroken" Press Photocall In Sydney
    Girl's got curves for days in a waist-cinching Versace dress.
  • At The 2014 Hollywood Film Awards
    Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
    There's nothing basic about Angie's strapless black gown.
  • At The Sydney "Unbroken" Premiere
    KHAP/GG via Getty Images
    Oh, Angie. The pleasure is all ours getting to watch you work it in a lace Gucci Premiere gown.
  • At The Japan "Maleficent" Premiere
    Effortless in this draped black beauty.
  • At The World Premiere Of "Maleficent"
    Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
    Leather has never looked so hot.
  • Guh
    Matt Sayles/Invision/AP
    The best-dressed couple of the year.
  • At The Premiere Of "The Normal Heart"
    Evan Agostini/Invision/AP
    When in doubt, always opt for a LBD.
  • At A "Maleficent" Photocall
    Jon Furniss/Invision/AP
    We're all over this Atelier Versace with a raven print and knot at the hip.
  • At A "Maleficent" Reception
    Jon Furniss/Invision/AP
    Angie dazzles in yet another Atelier Versace gown with a low v-neck and sheer sleeves.
  • At A "Maleficent" Photocall
    Angie is a knockout in a strapless pantsuit!
  • At The 2014 Oscars
    Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP
    Ange is perfectly elegant in this beaded Elie Saab Couture gown.
  • At The 2014 Oscars
    Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
    Don't they made a handsome pair?
  • At The EE British Academy Film Awards
    Jon Furniss/Invision/AP
    Rocking matching tuxedos, like total movie stars.
  • At The EE British Academy Film Awards
    Joel Ryan/Invision/AP
Suggest a correction