Then, while she was directing the movie, Jolie consulted Maddox. "He was the one who just called it and said he was ready and that he wanted to work on it, which he did. He read the script, helped with notes, and was in the production meetings," she said.
"We’ve been coming back and forth for 17 years, it feels like a second home to me," Jolie said at a press conference in Cambodia for the movie's premiere. "The children have close ties to the children here, many of them are their best friends. Maddox is happy to be back in his country."