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By Elizabeth Murray

Angelina Jolie has a message for young people — being different is something to proud of.

The actress, who appeared at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards' show with daughters Shiloh and Zahara, shared the message in her speech after winning "best villain" for her performance in "Maleficent."

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Angelina Jolie hugs daughters Zahara Marley Jolie-Pitt and Shiloh Nouvel Jolie-Pitt after winning award for Favorite Villain in 'Maleficent' during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.Getty Images

“I want to say that when I was little, like Maleficent, I was told that I was different,” she said after thanking all the kids who voted.

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Chris Pratt presents the award for favorite villain to Angelina Jolie for “Maleficent” at Nickelodeon's 28th annual Kids' Choice Awards.AP

“I felt out of place — too loud, too full of fire, never good at sitting still, never good at fitting in. And then one day I realized something — something that I hope you all realize. Different is good. When someone tells you that you are different, smile and hold your head up and be proud”

Then, adding a little advice from the character which earned her award, Maleficent, she said: "And as your villain, I would say: cause a little trouble; it’s good for you.”

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Actress Angelina Jolie accepts the Favorite Villain award for 'Maleficent' onstage during Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards.Getty Images

The speech, and appearance, comes less than a week after Jolie revealed in a New York Times op-ed that she underwent preventative cancer surgery, removing her ovaries and fallopian tubes because she tested positive for possible signs of cancer.