Check it out, Gorgeouses! Our friends at Hello! Canada Magazine have been kind enough to share some fabulous deets on Angelina Jolie and the kids — straight from the In the Land of Blood and Honey director’s famous lips. Ready? Checkit!
On how the kids handled living in Hungary for months while she filmed the movie….
They went to school in Hungary and then they came to visit on the set after school. [The film’s subject] was so dark and it was so hard that any time we had a break, everybody was playing together. The cast would come out and play soccer with my kids. . .and we would try to do anything that brought levity and love. . . . I was probably smothering them with love because of the nature of the subject matter.
On 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne….
It’s a lot of fun seeing how my daughter, Vivi, is truly a girly girl, something I just never was. She seems naturally drawn to beautiful and delicate things. . . . She loves picking flowers and putting them in her hair. And there is. . .every single shade of girly-girl pink and lavender everywhere. Those were colours that I didn’t relate to as a young girl. . . . [S]o I’m learning what it it’s like to grow up a little pink and getting to be a bit of a girly girl myself. . . . It’s been such a blessing.
On charity and raising a family….
Ever since the first time I went to a war zone, I was forever changed. I will never be self-destructive again. I will never take my [family] for granted: [I need to know] where my family is, that I have enough food to feed my children and that my children are safe. I will never, ever think of these “other things” that so often fill our minds, especially in this town, things that are just simply not the important things in life.
I don’t think I’ve ever heard Angelina talk so much about her family. Since she’s so intense, it’s nice to hear her speak lightly about her daughter loving girly things. She also talks about shopping in Japan with her kids and how “nothing[‘s] happening right now]” in terms of expanding the family. But for the rest (there are tons more deets!), you’ll have to check the mag, on stands NOW!
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