Angelina Jolie and Jack Black have already kicked off promotion for Kung Fu Panda 2, which will debut in about a week during the Cannes Film Festival. The animated kids' movie is out later this month on the 26th, and Angelina spoke about the picture's themes, setting a high standard, and how it's hard for her to hear her own voice while recording the part of her character Tigress. Angelina Jolie is in Cambodia for Louis Vuitton currently, and she has her oldest four children with her to celebrate this weekend in case they're still there for Mother's Day. Brad Pitt, meanwhile, is home in LA with their youngest Vivienne and Knox enjoying play time at parks near their home. The six smallest Jolie-Pitts will likely accompany Brad and Angelina on their upcoming trek to France, giving them all a chance to check in on renovations at their home Chateau Miraval. Angelina Jolie said of her kids and new movie:
- On her kids being her harshest comedy critics: "They know when Mommy's funny and when Mommy's not funny. . . They'll sit in a room and say, 'That's just not funny.'"
- On raising the bar for Kung Fu Panda sequels: "It's about the children. If you look at your own children, you want to do something you know will be better than the first one. You want to make sure it's what they want — and that you're good enough."
- On not liking the sound of her own voice: "You know, when you hear your own voice, you can find it quite boring and uninteresting. Suddenly, you get very shy that your voice is not enough, because I'm not musical and I don't know my voice."
- On liking working with Jack: "I was crazy about him. I had seen him in everything he'd done, but what I really knew him for was music . . . I don't have musical talent, so I always thought it was really cool that he could be an actor to a lot of us but equally a rock star."
- On how themes in her new movie could have affected her kids: "I wondered how they'd respond to the themes of the film . . . [Brad and I were] sensitive to see if there was going to be a big discussion that night about adoption and orphanages . . . We talk about those issues at my house all the time, very openly. We've had those discussions so often, they're such happy, wonderful discussions."