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Angelina Jolie Tells Parade About Her Wild Past

Wild Child: How Did You Rebel?

Angelina Jolie opened up in this week's Parade about how's she's changed. At the age of 35, Angelina has a glamorous and busy work schedule — but she says she and Brad Pitt prefer hanging around the house as "Mommy and Daddy in our pajamas." This low-key nature clashes with the wild child Angelina once was, and she admits it.

Discussing her past, she says:

"I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy. I was searching for something deeper, something more. I tried everything. I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren't there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in."

The rebellion of our youth can range from forlorn love for bad boys, to going goth, to more dangerous exploits like experimentation with drugs. If you rebelled, what form did it take?

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inlove23 inlove23 7 years
I got into a "dark stage" of my life, dark clothes, dark makeup, cutting, messing around with boys. It's funny how much I have changed, it's basically day and night now!! =) I think everyone atleast goes through a semi-rebelling stage.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
Smoking, skipping school, sneaking out, cutting myself.
postmodernsleaze postmodernsleaze 7 years
Sex, drugs, & rock 'n roll. But both my parents were also major rebels when they were younger. We're just a rebellious family. They never terribly intervened. My dad tried to sometimes, but I wouldn't listen to him. I was fortunate enough to grow out of it :) I'm so tame now, it's almost boring haha But in a lot of ways, I'm really thankful for getting all my rowdiness and angst out when I was young, even if I ended up doing things that no 13/14 year old should be doing. I knew a lot of people who never had the chance (or were too afraid to) rebel til they got to college. So while they were dropping out and failing classes because they wanted to play beer pong, I was actually paying attention because that party phase of my life was over and done with.
Pistil Pistil 7 years
I never really rebelled against my parents. Growing up I was more conservative than they were. I guess I always tried to rebelled against girldom, and I still try to go against the grain in my own quiet way.
sourcherry sourcherry 7 years
My parents never really prohibited me from doing anything, and I never felt the need to hid anything from them. Because of this I never felt like I was rebelling. For some of my friends getting a piercing was an act of rebellion because they had to hide it from their parents, whereas I had one and never seen that way - I just though of it as a cute shiny thing! But truth be told I was never one to get into things parents might have a big problem with - at least not very conservative parents.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Don't get me started, or I would never stop writing. :) On some level, I think I'm still a rebel, by INSISTING to marching to the beat of my own drum. :) I just received a patronizing lecture from my Dad on how to live my life. Generally speaking, my Dad wants me to conform to mainstream lifestyles. Of course, per usual, I just waited for him to stop talking, as opposed to listening to him. I'm approaching middle-age, and my Dad seems to forget I'm an adult. LOL
spanishgirl69 spanishgirl69 7 years
Angelina has always been a little nutty, But i was kinda well still am the rock chick in high school, different colors in my hair, tattoos(im not covered head to toe though), My parents have never seen my tattoos, most of them are not visible, but id be in real trouble at the beach lol.
chequettex chequettex 7 years
I'm 30 and I'm not sure I ever rebelled... oh! when I was 13 I used to secretly listen to "bad music" - with curse words and lyrics about sex (gasp!). When I was 15-17 I had a make-out buddy that I didn't want my parents to know about. At 23 I finally started to get enbevulated every once in a while. I guess I never felt a need to really rebel. I respected my parents but sometimes I just wanted to do things I wanted to do, without them knowing. I guess I'm pretty tame...
mix-tape mix-tape 7 years
I dyed parts of my hair pink! I am pretty lucky to have had parents that didn't really react to my need for self expression. I also rebelled by not trying to be good at math, because my father, an engineer, always hoped my sister and I would take over his business and become engineers too.
Gdeeaz Gdeeaz 7 years
I haven't really rebelled. When I was 13/14 I started dressing in all black and wore dark eye liner but I don't really count that as rebelling. But I am only 20 so I still have time to rebel but I don't see it happening.
weffie weffie 7 years
Besides the drinking, drugs, self-injury, hooker outfits, two miscarriages, shagging my 40 year old boss and dropping out of school, I was pretty innocent... Well ok, I also used to shoplift quite a bit... But hey, I never jumped out of any planes! :P
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