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Photo and Interview Quotes From Angelina Jolie December 2008 UK Harper's Bazaar Cover Issue

Angelina Jolie Is Still a Punk Kid at Heart

Angelina Jolie looks stunning thanks to her serene eyes on the December UK Harper's Bazaar cover. While Changeling opened at number four in last weekend's box office, it was number one in terms of per location sales. Even after so many interviews, Angelina still finds a way to surprise us talking about her life. Here are some highlights:

  • On her children understanding violence: "Listen, my kids play video games. I let them play with toy soldiers. We don't take war and violence lightly, but we don't hide it from anybody. We say, 'Mommy and Daddy have movies where we play these characters, but there's real death and violence in the world.' There's a real responsibility there to create in their minds the difference between the two."
  • On the women she portrays: "I tell stories that are about the type of woman I'd want to meet. The type of woman where I think, even if it's silly characters I've played, like in Tomb Raider, there's something about her that will be fun for my daughters to see one day."
  • On her humanitarian work: "I do what I want to do because I love it. I got into the field years ago because I wanted to understand what was happening in the world and I love spending time with refugees. Selfishly, it's the most I've ever grown, the most I've ever learned, and some of the best times I've ever had speaking with other human beings."
  • On her personality: "I don't walk around feeling I need to apologize or explain myself. [...] I am still, at heart – and always will be – just a punk kid with tattoos."

While Angelina has come a long way since her wild child ways, it's interesting to see what characteristics she has maintained in her adult life. One thing's for sure though — all those years ago, it would have been surprising to consider she'd ever be spending Halloween quietly trick or treating with her adorable family and partner Brad Pitt.

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