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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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Freyda Freyda 8 years
I love her but I do know (because I'm even older than her) that it's impossible to tame your wild side. I think she will go forward with her good works but I think it's only a matter of time before she cheats on or leaves's just in her very wrestless nature. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` Why do you say that sparkle? Angie's never cheated on anyone. The wildest thing she has ever done is use rugs which she has said in 2002 she would never do again. She really isn't that restless unless you are referring to her love of world travel. Hardly "wild". She just said to Matt LAuer that she doesn't like to be without Brad or want to be alone anymore. I know a lot of people who have tamed drug and alcohol use and promiscuity and Angie has never even been promiscuous!!!
talie talie 8 years
she has a likable face that's why i chose her as my avatar.
talie talie 8 years
oh this is the same as my avatar, did she get the idea from me? i guess so it's a nice one.
eveday eveday 8 years
"She is a very engaging person to talk to, as she looks you right in the eyes & actually seems interested." I always thought that even without having met her in person like you did.
Quills Quills 8 years
Meh. Gotta say though ~ as much as she doesn't do it for me, she has a flawless face. I saw it up-close over 3 yrs ago when her & Pitt were here in Alberta. She is a very engaging person to talk to, as she looks you right in the eyes & actually seems interested. Hmmm...she's probably trained to.... ;) Anyhoo ~ yeah, a lot of things do not sit right or add up with her, but I can't deny her gorgeous face for sure. I remember watching Gia years ago and towards the very end where she is walking towards the camera with just a white sheeting covering her ~ she was stunning & took my breath away.
eveday eveday 8 years
Simply gorgeous.
anna-barreto anna-barreto 8 years
angelina is fantastic being so...honest!!
Amesabelle Amesabelle 8 years
Yeah, just a tad Pink. There is definitely something different about this picture. All I keep looking at is the shape of the tip of her nose. The interview makes me laugh. It's as if she's trying to convince us that she EVER felt the need to apologize for herself and her choices. I think we all already knew that wasn't the case.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
She looks gorgeous on the cover! The article is kinda same old, same old stuff from her.
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
And by the way she looks much bette than before here, much much better
bluesteyes bluesteyes 8 years
It is so fantastic that she does not apologize for her personality, i think that's something that comes with growing older and having kids. I am getting that way too. I don't want to apologize if I don't believe in making shit load of money for a business. I am more interested in having a sound ethical business than the one that makes A LOT OF MONEY
KimBurnett KimBurnett 8 years
That's true, Mesayme, and you're welcome! lol Thank God for Nana.
ilek ilek 8 years
I think the cover is stunning, she's beautiful and I love that Angelina is always candid in all her interviews and unapologetic about her persona! However, I wonder if this interview is a real one-on-one or just another interview pieced together out of older quotes. I think I read one of the questions/answers in some place else - so I'm wondering.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 8 years
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
There is no denying she looks gorgeous in this picture it looks a tad bit airbrushed
awkwardturtle awkwardturtle 8 years
adultery aside she seems like an awesome gal
serasvictoria serasvictoria 8 years
OChottie OChottie 8 years
Another absolutely gorgeous photo
Olie Olie 8 years
Lucky Brad he gets to look at that beautiful face everyday.
zeeshiloh zeeshiloh 8 years
I love her more and more she is really Beautiful!!
yayi yayi 8 years
If there is one person I would kill to meet in person is the woman. Not because of her Beauty but because of her honesty and her heart. She doesn't work too hard to please people and in life u can only be happy with yourself and your life when u stop worrying about what the next person is gonna say about u or think about u except for the people that matter to u which is your family. and thats it!!!so Angie keep living your life gal u owe nobody any explanation.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Cute pic. Looks kinda diff than her tho. Somethins diff.
booglass booglass 8 years
I still don't care.
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 8 years
She photographs marvelously. You cannot deny the woman is beautiful. I do wish she would gain some weight and get back in Lara Croft shape.
lovej2 lovej2 8 years
Angie makes the rest of the actresses look bad.
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