Angelina Jolie has decided it’s time to lighten up her life with Brad Pitt and their six children. And with the help of pajamas, pandas and pancakes, Jolie is doing just that.
When it comes to the pajamas and pandas’ role in exploring the fun side of life, Angelina explained that a recent opportunity to play the Master Tigress in Kung Fu Panda 3 allowed her to go to work in her nighttime attire while taking time to laugh, reported the Express.
“I think I can take things too seriously. I can want to be in battle all the time and take things very seriously and forget to have a laugh,” she explained.
Jolie and Pitt tend to be protective of their private lives with Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. But Angelina’s new interview revealed how she’s seeking to celebrate life more, with help from her Panda film role.
“[Kung Fu Panda 3] is brilliant and very fun. And I think it has beautiful themes that people care about,” praised Jolie.
Co-starring with Jack Black also helped the actress with her goal of laughing more, and the panda movie’s relaxed atmosphere, which meant wearing pajamas to work, allowed Angelina the freedom to play more.
“I play around a little bit. With Jack you get into it and learn how to do it a little bit. It’s nice to be with somebody that’s so full of life and humor and music,” she gushed.
“And you can come to work in your pajamas – just throw yourself together, it’s fine, nobody cares.”
In addition, Jolie is thrilled to have a movie that she can share with her family. The film has a positive message of seeking to be accepting and tolerant of everyone, and Angelina is passing that message onto her children.
“What’s nice is at its center this one asks, ‘Who am I? Who is my best self and what is that? How do we each discover that every individual’s best self is completely unique and very different?’ That’s a really nice message for children,” the actress pointed out.
While some of her movies are for adults, her panda movie is one that she is proud to encourage her youngsters to view.
“I can’t share all my films with my kids,” admitted Jolie. “They’ve jumped in on this one to be little pandas.”
Her “little pandas” had fun with their mother, who proudly revealed just how well they did in performing.
“It was really fun. I told them they didn’t have to and that it would just be a few lines for fun, and they’re not interested in being actors, but they enjoy the movies,” revealed Angelina. “I didn’t know if they were going to get quiet or nervous, but they all did it really, really well and then I said, ‘Are you ok?’ and they said, ‘Acting’s easy!'”
The only downside, joked Jolie, is that now her children think her job is easy.
“Now I’m going to hear about that the rest of my life. ‘It’s easy, Mom. Why are you always so tired?'” laughed the actress.
In addition to enjoying her life more with help from pajamas and pandas, Angelina recently joined Brad in celebrating a big event in the family’s life. Their twins Vivienne and Knox celebrated their eighth birthday, reported ET.
Heading to the Griddle Café in West Hollywood, Pitt and his wife wore dark sunglasses and casual clothes.
There was no diva behavior here, with the twins happy to be with their parents enjoying their breakfast treat, an eyewitness told ET.
“[They] looked like a family eating breakfast… They were just eating and having a good time.”
In addition to twins Knox and Vivienne, Pitt and Jolie are parents to 14-year-old Maddox, 12-year-old son, 11-year-old Zahara and 10-year-old Shiloh. And when it comes to birthdays, Brad and his wife know how to celebrate, with Pitt and Angelina allowing their twins to indulge in a variety of sweet treats for their breakfast, reported Us Weekly.
Two different varieties of pancakes took center stage in their meal, but it didn’t stop there. The feast included the “Devil’s Daydream” French Toast (chocolate bread overflowing with chocolate chips), “Black Magic” pancakes with whipped cream (Oreos were used as the filling), “Sow Your Oats” pancakes (flavored with honey and cinnamon) and a side order of eggs.
“They were super nice and friendly,” an eyewitness told Us Weekly. “[They] tipped very well.”
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