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Angelina Talks Changeling and Motherhood

Angelina Jolie premiered Changeling last weekend with Brad by her side, and she also opened up about the film and her family to Parade magazine and German Vanity Fair. While we're still debating the controversial Angelina breast-feeding W cover we saw this morning and waiting to see the rest of the shoot, check out her talking about the film, her kids, and Brad. Here's more:

  • Q: In Changeling, fate intervenes. Do you believe in that kind of mysterious turn of events that can dramatically change one's life?
    A: Only in a positive way. When I met my son Maddox, I went to Cambodia and left feeling I'd left something behind. I went back on a humanitarian mission and I felt, "My son's here." It was the strangest feeling. I woke up that morning thinking, "They're going to introduce me to my kid today and I wonder how I'm going to feel." And the moment I saw Maddox I knew I was his mother. I can't explain it.
  • Q: Does doing a film like this make you feel even more protective of your own kids?
    A: We have a high-profile family, but I don't want my children to be scared when we have to quickly get into the car because some person is running at us with a camera or something. It is a fine line of wanting them to be aware of strangers but not making them afraid. I suppose that, like with everything with children, it's just communication and being honest with them.
  • Q: What helps you deal with all the fame and celebrity that surrounds you?
    A: I'm just a mom and I'm very grounded by my family. I'm very happy, and I'm so lucky. The world can like me, hate me, fall apart around me, and at least, you know, I wake up with my little kids and I'm happy.

To see what Angelina said in VF about traveling with a big family, Brad, and the twins, just


  • On how Brad took charge after flying back and forth from Europe: "Brad took care of things. He just said, 'Go back to sleep, you have to work tomorrow,' and then went to the living room with the kids. He's an amazing father: totally devoted."
  • On the twins: "We're exhausted a lot, because it's twice as hard with two babies than with one," she says. "But it's twice as much fun, too. When you look at them, it's like they were made for each other. They smile at each other, sniff each other, touch each other. It's just beautiful. They're totally sweet. They already have completely different personalities. Knox is more the quiet one, very relaxed, while Viv is a little more aggressive and loud."

It's easy to see that Angelina is happiest when surrounded by her children, and we can't wait to see another photo spread of the beautiful family showing off their big smiles.


spicyaroma spicyaroma 9 years
She's lovely! Every happiness to her, Brad & the kids!
sparkliegirl sparkliegirl 9 years
I felt the same way she did when I adopted my dog. I looked at many many shelters and when I met him I knew he was the one. And, my dog also opened up my heart in a way that I did not know was possible.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I really adore her.
Briandiesel Briandiesel 9 years
asarwan asarwan 9 years
Love this family. I dont' even know what normal would be. But like I said before that's normal to them. So that's no weird. I assume the kids would view regular people (aka not celebrities) as not normal. They sound so content. Really what more can you ask for. I'm so envious.
Joanna Joanna 9 years
She talked about Billy Bob the same. How much in love they were and how they were there for each other. Brad isn't looking so good and not so happy. I'm sure he loves his kids but maybe it is getting to be a little more than he can take care of.
Iris1000 Iris1000 9 years
I believe Clint Eastwood mentioned that she had the most beautiful face on the planet.
nadia-doc nadia-doc 9 years
I think she is such a great women and honest.She seems so calm and someone above mentioned that she was cooler before Brad, I say she was younger.but now she is so mature and this new breastfeeding photo is so tender that I can not stop looking at her.
sundaygreen sundaygreen 9 years
She's cool, I like her.
Mesayme Mesayme 9 years
I ask myself...Self, is this couple over-marketed?...and myself said...why ask me? You, keeps clicking on their posts and articles... Evidently not. Angie and Brad :kool:
eveday eveday 9 years
I admire Angelina. I don't like Brad Pitt but I sincerely hope he's making her happy.
leahcarter leahcarter 9 years
She needs to stop talking about them? What a silly thing to say. Maybe the press need to stop asking her about them but that's never going to happen. Plus when you are a wife and mother and actually LOVE your family you want to talk about them. It's good and right that they are the biggest part of her life. Movies and fame will fade one day. If you do the family thing right, it never will!
jen323 jen323 9 years
she needs to stop talking about brad and her children!!! it's getting super annoying!!!
lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
From these snippets, it seems like motherhood has grounded her. Yes, it's not a normal family...but if she and Brad are happy, who are we to judge?
tiabia tiabia 9 years
I just love her!!!! Thanks for posting :-). I always get a smile when Angelina and/ or Brad talks about their children. It's definitely smile-worthy and she sounds so fulfilled!!!! Sounds like a great life :-)!!!!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
i love them, and she sounds like a really happy, grounded mom :) thanks for posting this. this family is always a fun read.
rotherhamms rotherhamms 9 years
It is really amazing how a good man can empower a woman!!! Man can either be a curse or a seems that brad has been a blessing to her! God bless them!!
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 9 years
her tattoos look tacky on her scrawny body
Olie Olie 9 years
She and Brad are Lucky to have each other. I hope that they continue loving each other like the way they do. And I just love her openness I also can't wait to see the W magazine. I am definately buying it!!
zeeshiloh zeeshiloh 9 years
She makes me wanna change the whole world. I really love her she is a genuine mother who loves her family more than anything in the whole world!!!
yayi yayi 9 years
I just can't get enough of this family!!!I love Angie and Brad I hope they stay together forever!!!
awwwwwwwwwwwww thats so sweet Lovej2!!!!! Thank you for posting it. Such a beautiful family. However I have never seen the JPs with a dog let alone 2. Thats gotta be a mistake.
amandahugginkiss amandahugginkiss 9 years
good lord, i know WAY too much about these two and their home life. it's sickening. i want the old saint back. the one who was kookie, fun and just did her thing. not this saccharine, vomit-inducing version. i actually liked her way back when. now, i just want her to go away...
lovej2 lovej2 9 years
Angelina Jolie has revealed that her relationship with partner Brad Pitt has had such a deep effect on her life, that his behavior influenced her to get pregnant, despite her intense support of adoption. "I think one of the life changing things that he did, one of many, is that I was absolutely never going to get pregnant. I never felt that it was the right thing to do," Angelina told W magazine for a new cover story, with photos shot by Brad. "Now I wouldn't trade that experience for the world. It taught me a lot about life, just the process of it, and now we have three other beautiful children that wouldn't otherwise be here." Angelina already had one child when she met Brad - Maddox, whom she adopted from Cambodia in 2002. And as her relationship with Brad began to evolve, she adopted her second child, Zahara, from Ethiopia in 2005. Not long after bringing Zahara home, Pitt officially adopted both children, who received the Pitt-Jolie surname. And it was his love of the little boy and girl that swayed Angelina into getting pregnant. "He stopped talking about having other kids in the other way," Angelina said. "So I suppose in my heart I realized he was happy with them as his children, completely. I knew he would never see them as different, and that gave me a certain peace. Then I suppose I just looked at him and loved him and just felt open to [getting pregnant]. I suddenly wanted to. It's one of those things you can't explain." The W article, which features Angelina breastfeeding one of the couple's newborn twins on the cover, also finds the actress talking about how she came to settle down with Brad. "I do think that I'm in a good partnership now… I think it just needed to be the right man," she said. "It's not just that I love being in Brad's company, which obviously I do, but it's that we both roll up our sleeves and take on what we care about in the same way. "I have a lot of respect for him, and he helps me to be better and fight hard for things that I love," she added. The actress, who this month stars in Clint Eastwood's "Changeling," said one reason the couple is regularly seen across the world with their brood, which now consists of six children and two dogs, is because they enjoy being together. "We have such a big family, such a close family that we like being with each other a lot," she said.
Jessiebanana Jessiebanana 9 years you thought the best place to avoid overly exposed celebrities would be to visit a website devoted to celebrities? Really people, there are so many other websites to visit, hell there are even other posts on this site.
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