Angelina Jolie: ‘None Of My Kids Want To Be Actors’

Angelina Jolie shares six children with husband Brad Pitt: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Vivienne, and Knox, and the Maleficent 2 actress reveals that not a single one of them has caught the acting bug from their parents. Be that as it may, it doesn’t mean that Angelina’s kids are sitting idly by with little ambition or thought for their individual futures. To the contrary, Ms. Jolie reveals that even the youngest among them has been pursuing their own interests and have even learned multiple languages.

Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Her Children In A Rarely Frank Interview

In the past, Angelina Jolie has been accompanied by her children on her many excursions to other countries in her humanitarian efforts and have even accompanied the actress on the sets of her films, but, until now, none of the Jolie-Pitt children have expressed any interest in a specific career path. While the media has focused on the ways in which both Jolie and Pitt have exposed their children to as many cultures as possible, little has really been said to make the children more familiar to a public continuously curious about their lives. Now, Angelina has decided to reveal more, and in so doing, Ms. Pitt shows just how hungry her children are for life and for knowledge.

“All the kids are learning different languages,” Jolie revealed. “I asked them what languages they wanted to learn and Shi is learning Khmai, which is a Cambodian language, Pax is focusing on Vietnamese, Mad has taken to German and Russian, Z is speaking French, Vivienne really wanted to learn Arabic, and Knox is learning sign language.”

Having children proficient in such a wide array of languages may present communication barriers from time to time, but Ms. Jolie reveals that she’s not at all concerned. She says she encourages them to pursue their dreams and feels completely at ease with finding out who each child has become, as they choose to open up to their parents through the progression of time.

That said, Angelina Jolie does seem to emote a certain degree in pride in revealing that none of her children will be following in her own footsteps, or in those of Brad Pitt’s.

“None of my kids want to be actors,” Ms. Jolie says. “They are actually very interested in being musicians. I think they like the process of film from the outside. Mad is interested in editing. Pax loves music and deejaying.”

Maleficent 2 Actress Angelina Jolie Will Already Be Working With Maddox Jolie – Pitt

Many fans are waiting for Angelina to reprise her role as the dark fairy in Maleficent 2, but, in the meantime, Ms. Jolie reveals that she’ll be working on another film with her son, Maddox. The project, a Netflix original film based on the 2000 book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, is a labor of love for both, because Ms. Jolie adopted Maddox from Cambodia and this will provide an opportunity for Maddox to learn about his birth country.

“As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country…. He is my son but he is also a son of Cambodia. This is the time for our family to understand all that that means to him and to us,” says Ms. Jolie. “My desire to tell this story in the most truthful and accurate way possible will be my tribute to the strength and dignity of all Cambodian people.”

Angelina isn’t completely unfamiliar with the plights women and families face in less advanced countries. She reveals that, upon giving birth to Shiloh, she found herself in an African hospital, and although the facility was one of the more advanced hospitals in the region, it lacked machines as common in the United States as an ultrasound machine. Ms. Jolie reveals that, because facilities lack the funds to obtain such machines, there are much more complications in giving birth, particularly where breach babies are concerned.

“So the amount of women that didn’t know they were in breech, the amount of babies and complications when they got into labor, with one simple machine,” Angelina Jolie said. “But I know there are many extraordinary people who are working on this and women’s health around the world, and many groups dedicated solely to that, and their work is so needed and these solutions can come.”

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