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Angelina Jolie Talks About Her Family And Falling In Love With Brad Pitt Filming Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Angelina Talks Falling in Love & Maddox Finding the Internet

Angelina caused some controversy once today already chatting on The Today Show about adding more kids to their family, but that's not the only Jolie press. The actress recently conducted an interview with the NY Times in which she talked candidly about falling in love with Brad and what her children think about Mom and Dad. Here are highlights:

  • On wanting them to see Mr and Mrs Smith: “Not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love.”
  • On what the kids think of Mom and Dad: “What’s going to be funny is when they think Mom and Dad are a little bit cool because right now, we’re not cool Mom and Dad. . .Even video games, you know, it’s: ‘Mom, you can’t play this. You won’t know how.’ Oh, they all think I can’t do anything, that I’m just there to snuggle with. But the other day Madd said, ‘Can you do a cartwheel?’ And I said, ‘Yeah, I can.’ And he was like, ‘Wow, Mom.’ And I thought: ‘Oh, yeah. I can do some things. You wait. You’ll find out. I’m capable.’ ”
  • On worrying about Maddox and the Internet: “[He will] look up my name and see some kind of sexy pictures or read a story about himself that isn’t true. There’s a lot we’re going to have to explain to them about how public their family is.”

To see more of what Angelina has to say about how she chooses jobs and her mother just


  • On how she decides to take a job: “Who’s in school at that time? How can I be sure I don’t do too many long hours? Can the three youngest be on the set every day? As long as I can still be with my family, it’s fun. But I only want to do that, and I’m not looking for anything else.”
  • On seeing her mother in the Changeling character: “My mom, she was a very, very soft woman. It was hard for her to yell, or even curse. But when it came to fighting for her kids, she found a strength she didn’t always know she had. And there’s a part of Christine that I connected to her. I kept pictures of my mom in the little purses” that her character carries in the movie."

As with everything Angelina, her statements are sure to stir up some mixed emotions from fans and detractors alike. At least in her self admitted "bubble" she's not too worried about it either way.

Image courtesy of NBC

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mariejoeyjacobs mariejoeyjacobs 8 years
A Beautiful Hypocrite
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
highest honor you can receive as an actor*
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Mykie, well it's subjective like you said. But an Academy award is the highest honor you can receive...that has to count for something right? I think her portrayal of Lisa Rowe in Girl, Interrupted was AMAZING, and I had high expectations when I went to see it. Truth to be told, I haven't seen many of the actresses you listed in their roles that won them the Academy Award (except for Cher in Moonstruck)so I can't really judge most of them but I think Nicole Kidman and Susan Sarandon are great actresses as well. Haha maybe you have high standards ;) Or just different tastes. I know I don't have low standards, that's for sure. I'm very critical when I see movies and my family gets annoyed at me because I have such high standards and I always critically review the movies I see. Gladgladglad - Good point. Once again, everyone is trying to paint the other women as "victims" (like Jennifer Aniston, Laura Dern) and Angelina as the homewrecker. bitterliberation - Yep, she won Best Supporting Actress for Girl, Interrupted in 2000 I believe.
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
I think they are made for each other Jolie and Brad. He is the weak one for sure. She wears the trouser in the house. I're talking about someone who's all or nothing here. Brad is a soft boy where as she's a steel woman :)
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
You know it's good in a way that she's admitted she feel in love with him. Sooner or later she was going to say it anyway. It was so very obvious they did have strong feeling for each other. Yes she did encourage him to leave his then wife Aniston. But I think he was in a serious trouble with his marriage anyway. He wanted to leave and he didn't say no to that. Oh well..what's new exactly here?
Gladgladglad Gladgladglad 8 years
I think she has mental problems just like her father said, which is why she is estranged from him. She's so contradictory. ~~~~~~~~~~ WHY?
ShootingStar ShootingStar 8 years
I think she has mental problems just like her father said, which is why she is estranged from him. She's so contradictory. She tries to make everything sound so wonderfully innocent, but it just comes out sounding bizarre.
bitterliberation bitterliberation 8 years
oh. angie won an oscar? i was not aware of that, honest
Gladgladglad Gladgladglad 8 years
No, you are right 'liliblu'. Laura Dern and Ben Harper got together when he was still married. Her first child with him is only 8 months younger than his youngest with his wife. He was born before Harper filed for divorce. Dern was also living with Billy Bob Thornton before he left this wife and two small boys.
liliblu liliblu 8 years
Corect me if I'm wrong but I thought Ben Harper left his wife to be with Laura Dern.
Mykie7 Mykie7 8 years
Oh California, LOL MANY actresses have won oscars that didn't deserve them. Let's see, Liza Minelli, Tatum O'neil, Jane Fonda, Cher, Susan Sarandon, Nicole Kidman (Whom I ADORE BTW but did NOT deserve that oscar!). But again, it's all subjective. Just because I don't think she's an incredible actress :SICK: LOL
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
If Angelina is not a good actress, then why did she win an Oscar? :ponder:
Freyda Freyda 8 years
brad and angie are both incredible actors! tom hanks met rita wilson on the set of violunteers they began an affair and he left his wife and two young children. wilson said on their 18th wedding anniversary " you can't turn your back on love."
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
Paul Newman was just all round amazing! But I'm just making the point... anyway, who's judging her on her acting skills? Most of these comments were about her relationship and how she should never be forgiven for falling in love with a married man.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 8 years
Oh, that's not true. Angelina has the acting chops. Brad is the pretty boy actor philanthropist architect.
amandahugginkiss amandahugginkiss 8 years
yeah, but paul newman was an AMAZING actor. the saint is not...
Kkkkkkkkkkk Kkkkkkkkkkk 8 years
You know, Paul Newman left his first wife for Joanne Woodward, and they went on to have a famously long and happy marriage, hailed as one of the great Hollywood love stories. They were devoted to each other, and great philanthropists, and nobody thinks badly of either of them because their love affair began in less than ideal circumstances. Just sayin'... :)
Freyda Freyda 8 years
Love that dress! Bless her.
cari907 cari907 8 years
mu5235 mu5235 8 years
she is such a gorgeous woman!! love her!!
Gladgladglad Gladgladglad 8 years
Billy Bob and Angelina weren't together during filming of "Pushing Tin." He was with Laura Dern and Angie was with Jenny Shimizu. They didn't get together until two years after the film was shot.
Gladgladglad Gladgladglad 8 years
Have you all truly never loved someone you didn't tell. I have. Just because Angie loved Brad doesn't mean she did anything about it. All signs point to no affair anyway. I can't imagine when they would have accomplished it anyway -- prior to Brad and Jen splitting up.
browneyedchica browneyedchica 8 years
I think that was a tacky comment about Mr. and Mrs. Smith. I wonder if she's going to tell her kids that Daddy was married when Mommy got pregnant. How romantic!!
eveday eveday 8 years
And agree with that: please let's move on :pray: (this is the closest to a "please" emoticon I could find).
eveday eveday 8 years
Ugh seriously Angelina or Aniston posts always have this kind of reaction. Can we move onto fun stuff like "STARS what they REALLY look like without their makeup" "How smelly are THEIR feet" :ROTFL:
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