Ngo Thanh Van met up with Jack Black and Angelina Jolie during a press release conference for Kung Fu Panda 2 in Glendale, California. "When I received an invitation from MegaStar and DreamWorks Animation, I did not hesitate and accept immediately. I was glad to know that I will have the opportunity to meet and talk directly with Jack Black, and especially with Angelina Jolie someone whom I always admired." Upon meeting the two Hollywood celebrities, Ngo Thanh Van felt extremely nervous and was trembling.
Ngo Thanh Van flew over to the U.S. since April 14 to prepare for the event. She bought along many gifts such as a t-shirt with the Vietnamese's flag printed-on and a traditional conical Vietnamese hat as a gift to Jack Black that reads "To Jack Black with love from Vietnam." The Vietnamese actress met up with with funny actor Jack Black who during their first meeting would often laugh to dispel the tension and shyness. The funny actor also commended her for wearing a very beautiful long red dress.
When Ngo Thanh Van met up with her idol Angelina Jolie, the Hollywood actress was touched. She talked about her adopted son Pax Thien and his hobbies. As a gift to Angelina and Pax, Ngo Thanh Van prepared a notebook collage with images from modern day Vietnam. The picture notebook is something for Pax to remember his roots by.
Ngo Thanh Van with Gary Olman
Ngo Thanh Van with Jennifer Yu Nelson
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