Angelina Jolie is facing backlash over reports of "cruel" casting methods in her latest film.

FOX's Anna Eliopoulos reports:

She says it's all a big misunderstanding. Actress Angelina Jolie is now defending how she recruited local children for the Netflix film "First They Killed My Father." A story about the genocide by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge told through the eyes of a child.

In an interview to Vanity Fair, Jolie, who was the director, said that they used a casting "game" that involved giving money to poor children then taking it away.

That caused outrage, with many online saying that Jolie went too far, and her actions were emotionally abusive and cruel. But Jolie has fired back, saying in a statement that it was a "pretend exercise in improvisation" and was never a real scenario.

Anna Eliopoulos, FOX News.