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Angelina Jolie Hollywood Reporter Cover 2011

Angelina Jolie Talks Being "So Not Cool" to Her Kids in THR


Angelina Jolie shares the cover of The Hollywood Reporter with Jennifer Yuh Nelson for the current issue, which highlights female directors. Angelina got behind the camera for her first project, In the Land of Blood and Honey, last year and has lately been busy promoting the war drama ahead of its holiday release in a few weeks. She took a break to chat with the publication and her Kung Fu Panda director Jennifer about writing her first film, working on animated movies, and family life. Here's more from Angelina in The Hollywood Reporter:

  • On Kung Fu Panda: "Fortunately, I've scored some points at home because of Kung Fu Panda. They love Tigress, who is my alternate personality. Otherwise, they think Brad [Pitt] and I are just so not cool."
  • On writing the script from home: "I wrote whenever I could, when the kids were asleep or in their classes. Halfway through some of the most horrific scenes, I'd hear, 'Mommy, I need another story, I can't go to sleep,' and so I'd pause what I was doing and go tell happy stories about bunny villages. They won't see this movie. They know that mommy, on occasion, goes off to Libya or other places. I make them very conscious of the fact that there are a lot of people struggling through different things, and I don't protect them from the fact that war isn't a video game, it's a very, very horrible thing."
  • On why she loves voicing animation: "I love animation because you get to do things you don't normally get to. For one, I could bring my kids and wear my pajamas, and hang out with Jen. And my character is just so badass. Yes, eating pizza is the hardest stunt we did."
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Freyda Freyda 5 years
Angie never said she wrote the whole script in three days. She said she was quarantined from her kids for two days and that was when she started the script. Jaan I guess you don't like Louis Bullock, Daisy Ryan, Yoby Britton or Mariska Hargitay's youngest two either.
jaan_black jaan_black 5 years
well, they aren't "so cool"...a tribe of bastards isn't "cool" to me
Nikki36 Nikki36 5 years
The first page of the VF article states that it took about one month and went through a lot of revising with in put from the cast. The reporter asked for a specific moment when she first started writing and she said when she was sick.
Laura-craft Laura-craft 5 years
Well, before she said that she wrote it in three days in France when she was sick and had to stay away from her kids for some time!As She doesn't watch TV and wasn't reading at the time she started to write the script and finished it in three days. she didn't know any other way!!!
Delores-Anne Delores-Anne 5 years
Angie looks really skinny here and if the camera puts on 10 lbs then she really is too thin
LolaMD LolaMD 5 years
If the same questions are asked then of course all her interviews are going to be the same.
hkd hkd 5 years
Wow Ange, they put you on the same cover as Jennifer Yuh Nelson? That's impressive - it's a sign that you have made the big times! Her last movie grossed $663 million you know... Have you seen it?
awesomepants awesomepants 5 years
All of her interviews are the same.
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