03/30/2015 12:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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 |



Angelina Jolie's Best Red Carpet Moments Of 2014