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We've been waiting patiently for the rest of the W Magazine spread and interview since first seeing the controversial cover of Angelina Jolie and initial quotes last week. Now, the article is here and while only a taste of the 21 page photo spread is out, you can check out eight of the gorgeous photos here. Love how personal and intimate they seem — the whole family looks stunning. There is also the back story on how the shoot came to be with Brad as photographer, but here are more interview highlights:

  • On Maddox's love of guns and knives: “My mom took me to buy my first daggers when I was 11 or 12,” she recalls. “And I’ve already bought Maddox some things. We take him to a special shop.” She emphasizes that the knife blades are dulled so they’re not dangerous, and that the purchases are accompanied by discussions about violence. But, she says, “we also talk about samurais and about the idea of defending someone as good. We talk about everything.”
  • On traveling: “It’s part of how I want to raise them,” Jolie says, adding that they’ve shown no resistance to being uprooted. “If you tell them we’re getting on a plane tomorrow, they’re all excited to pack their bags, and if you say we’re not coming back for months, they won’t bat an eye,” she says. “I think they see the world as a home. I’ve seen Madd run through the markets of Addis Ababa [in Ethiopia] and not notice that it’s very poor, or that everyone is African or that he’s Asian. It wouldn’t matter to him.” If Jolie has a favorite possession, she says, it’s the overstuffed Tumi case that holds the family’s travel documents: Vietnamese, Namibian, Ethiopian, French and American passports, plus her own UN credentials.

To read more from the interview on Brad and the kids just

  • On Brad: “I love his photography,” she says. “Some people have a hobby, and they find the quickest way to it and are very pleased with the outcome right away. But he’s someone who will really study the camera—he’ll get the most complicated one and really understand the science behind it. And he’s very critical of his own work. I’ll see a photograph and think it’s amazing, but he’ll see all the different reasons why it can be better, and he’ll work very, very hard to improve it.”
  • On the kids: As we wind up the interview, Jolie asks suddenly, “Want to walk around?” and adds, “You might run into a bunch of small people.” We head back to the garden, where a cluster of pétanque balls are scattered on the ground, and up to the empty pool. “I seem to have lost my children,” Jolie deadpans. She suspects they’re still where she left them, in her and Pitt’s bedroom. It’s become their favorite hangout lately. “Most nights, someone ends up in our bed,” Jolie says. “They’ve just taken over in there—especially right now, because we want them to feel that the babies aren’t special in the room. So our door is much more like a swinging door.” The Jolie-Pitt bedroom, of course, remains off-limits to journalists. And sometimes even to kids, Jolie declares. “The kids do knock before entering,” she says. “We’ve at least got that part down. Because Mommy and Daddy need some space.”

We can't wait to see the rest of the photos when the magazine hits newsstands October 21, but until then these photos and intimate quotes give us a great peek into the life of the Jolie-Pitts.

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Roccoco Roccoco 7 years
I agree with PeachyKeen 19..what the heck is so original or inspiring about the way she's raising her kids...and now she's even being praised for encouraging mother's to breastfeed???Next she might even be credited for achieving 'world peace' and saving the Brazilian rainforest's..Hellooo....crazed fans...she's just an ordinary human being who has the same bowel functions as the rest of you, there is nothing special about her, her work or what she's doing, there are people out there who are not only the REAL DEAL but who deserve waaay more publicity and celebrity than the Joli-Pitts enjoy. Too bad they don't have the money to buy the hearts of people the way these idiotic/manic celeb freaks do.
grsshppr grsshppr 7 years
love her, love them, admire this family so much. between this family and the obamas, race is becoming blurrier at "the top" and i couldn't be happier
grsshppr grsshppr 7 years
love her, love them, admire this family so much. between this family and the obamas, race is becoming blurrier at "the top" and i couldn't be happier
KHast KHast 7 years
Interest in knives/guns does not equal bad intentions. It's like noticing a nice work of art, in my opinion. I'll even call a certain weapon "pretty" or "beautiful". It's just how you're raised to view them, and your feelings toward them yourself.
ligaya ligaya 7 years
I’m not the only one to notice how the whole knife thing was laid at Angelina’s doorstep. Again, where’s Brad? Angelina said “WE” take him to a special shop - meaning ‘BRAD AND I.’ But I guess it’s easier and sells more rags to make Angelina the bad guy, the crazy unfit mother. Brad is in on this too, btw, though people act as if he doesn’t exist in the equation. (If he convinced Angelina to get pregnant, he has some powerful mojo.) Angelina, like many young women - and a few young men - cut themselves as a way to cope with deeper pain. This coping mechanism has been going on for decades, but isn’t as well known as bulimia/anorexia, and other disorders and addictions. With help, people recover. Angelina stopped cutting a long time ago. I personally witnessed at the 2001 Comic-Con, where Angelina was promoting Lara Croft 2, long lines of young women at the mike thanking her for coming out and helping them feel less like isolated freaks - giving them hope they could stop too.
eveday eveday 7 years
Every time you post, you prove one more time you care. Not only about the celebrities you write about, but about those who dare to disagree with you. You find fighting online entertaining. Period. And please, the overuse of emoticons to show your despise don't make your comment look more interesting. It just makes you sound a lot like a former user who has been banned.
eveday eveday 7 years
Every time you post, you prove one more time you care. Not only about the celebrities you write about, but about those who dare to disagree with you. You find fighting online entertaining. Period.And please, the overuse of emoticons to show your despise don't make your comment look more interesting. It just makes you sound a lot like a former user who has been banned.
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
If they've banned you before and you came back under a different username, that's probably more the reason. :shrug:
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
<i>Californiagirlx7, Angelina used her knives when she was younger to cut herself.</i>ShootingStar, I know that. I already stated that in a previous comment. What's your point?
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 7 years
Californiagirlx7, Angelina used her knives when she was younger to cut herself. ShootingStar, I know that. I already stated that in a previous comment. What's your point?
IamAten IamAten 7 years
fine=find (hit the wrong button)
IamAten IamAten 7 years
Deary :oy: I find blogging about Celebs entertaining. That's why I'm here and that's why I'm posting comments. It has nothing to do with me "caring" for Angelina... :rotfl: That is so elementary for you to think that way and not understand the real concept of blogging.... LOL I'm sorry, but for you to think that if someone posts a comment and is having a discussion about a celeb that they care about that person A LOT...I just fine that Hilarious!! I guess the people on Web MD that talk and blog about diseases are really in love with those diseases huh! "ROTFL:
eveday eveday 7 years
Oh, my comment was at IamAten's post # 83. One of the very short ones she wrote since...well, she couldn't care less about Angelina.
eveday eveday 7 years
"I am a college educated intelligent person, and obviously I don't care for Angelina."I'm sorry, but you care about her. And A LOT.
eveday eveday 7 years
"I am a college educated intelligent person, and obviously I don't care for Angelina." I'm sorry, but you care about her. And A LOT.
alethia037 alethia037 7 years
I think that they are both a little odd, but I think they have a beautiful family and a beautiful family life. I bet their children grow up to be kind, caring, humanitarians.
bitterliberation bitterliberation 7 years
she sounds like her old freaky self. poor children
Sophie827 Sophie827 7 years
IamAten I understand that people are very harsh on many celebs in comparison to Angelina. She has just done so much to bring awareness to the challenges in the developing world as well as give a lot of her money to charity that I cannot disrespect her. Celebrities like Jessica Simpson/Britney Spears/Paris Hilton seem to court fame and basically use nothing but their sexuality to make money and fame. It makes them an easy target for criticism. I think there is a growing ideal among young women today that their only value is in their sex appeal and that makes me really sad. It seems a woman can only sell a record unless she's half naked on the cover or the only way to raise your profile is to release a sex tape. Some celebs just seem to command respect while others put themselves out there for criticism. We just wouldn't expect people to respond to someone like Cate Blanchett as they would to Heidi Montag or Kim Kardashian. I know Angelina has definitely made some mistakes in the public eye but with the clinics she's created and the causes she's promoted she is actually personal responsible for saving some lives and making things a tinsy bit better is some areas and it's hard for me to judge her after that.
Sophie827 Sophie827 7 years
IamAten I understand that people are very harsh on many celebs in comparison to Angelina. She has just done so much to bring awareness to the challenges in the developing world as well as give a lot of her money to charity that I cannot disrespect her. Celebrities like Jessica Simpson/Britney Spears/Paris Hilton seem to court fame and basically use nothing but their sexuality to make money and fame. It makes them an easy target for criticism. I think there is a growing ideal among young women today that their only value is in their sex appeal and that makes me really sad. It seems a woman can only sell a record unless she's half naked on the cover or the only way to raise your profile is to release a sex tape. Some celebs just seem to command respect while others put themselves out there for criticism. We just wouldn't expect people to respond to someone like Cate Blanchett as they would to Heidi Montag or Kim Kardashian. I know Angelina has definitely made some mistakes in the public eye but with the clinics she's created and the causes she's promoted she is actually personal responsible for saving some lives and making things a tinsy bit better is some areas and it's hard for me to judge her after that.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
Well said ligaya.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 7 years
Well said ligaya.
ShootingStar ShootingStar 7 years
PeachyKeen19, I totally agree. Also, what? she gives Maddox knives?! OMFG, I thought she was getting smarter, wiser, but I guess not. Why would a young boy want knives other than giving in the gothic morbidity that underlies all of people's mentality, which we all try to fight and control. Having a fascination with knives is not a good thing unless you're an 80 year old male who has war stories, or stories from the farm to tell. Kids today want the robot pets, not knives. Plus he's not her biological kid, so it's not hereditary, so she must be trying to sell this sh*t to him. Good parenting, get the kids to play with knives, dulled or not. Californiagirlx7, Angelina used her knives when she was younger to cut herself.
ShootingStar ShootingStar 7 years
PeachyKeen19, I totally agree. Also, what? she gives Maddox knives?! OMFG, I thought she was getting smarter, wiser, but I guess not. Why would a young boy want knives other than giving in the gothic morbidity that underlies all of people's mentality, which we all try to fight and control. Having a fascination with knives is not a good thing unless you're an 80 year old male who has war stories, or stories from the farm to tell. Kids today want the robot pets, not knives. Plus he's not her biological kid, so it's not hereditary, so she must be trying to sell this sh*t to him. Good parenting, get the kids to play with knives, dulled or not. Californiagirlx7, Angelina used her knives when she was younger to cut herself.
mash mash 7 years
OMG that woman is crazy!Those kids are going to grow up for a psychics, you will see. "we don't want them to thinks that babes are special" ???? come on ppl - by saying it over and over again in every magazine possible she is making those babes special. denying something so hard you point it and show it harder. sometimes when you want to hide something you show it off more than you think. poor kids. I mean all of then adopted and not. she is sick and whole world is loving her - she definitely have some mental problems
mash mash 7 years
OMG that woman is crazy! Those kids are going to grow up for a psychics, you will see. "we don't want them to thinks that babes are special" ???? come on ppl - by saying it over and over again in every magazine possible she is making those babes special. denying something so hard you point it and show it harder. sometimes when you want to hide something you show it off more than you think. poor kids. I mean all of then adopted and not. she is sick and whole world is loving her - she definitely have some mental problems
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