Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s children probably won’t be actors like their parents, but may very well end up being multi-linguistic musicians. If so, it seems as if there is plenty of potential talent in the Jolie-Pitt family.
“None of my kids want to be actors,” Angelina herself said, according to the Mirror. Jolie, 41, was featured on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour and eventually began talking a bit about her children: Maddox, 14, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Vivienne and Knox, both 7-years-old. The actress revealed that although she and Brad are both actors, and even her father, Jon Voight, is an actor, that’s not a path any of her children wish to go down. If anything, some of them may end up working somewhere behind the camera, but certainly not in front of it.
“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.”
The Jolie-Pitt children got a taste of the world of acting, particularly voice acting, when they did voices (and made panda noises) for the animated feature Kung Fu Panda 3. Although now it seems they’ve developed the misconception that being an actor is super easy.
“It’s been, ‘If you want to, you can jump in, and here’s a crazy idea,'” Jolie said, “and some of them were shy, but this one they all really wanted to and they all came together and did their recording together and took it very seriously — it was cute. Now that they’ve had a taste, they think Mommy’s job is ridiculously easy.”
Angelina went on to say that the kids were a bit shy about the whole process, but it was one that she did not want them to miss out on. Once they got past the nerves, the kids ended up having a good time. They have a pretty interesting relationship with their mother, as Angelina says that they still think of her as being just a bit “weird.”
“They think I’m weird. Well, alright, they might. Maddox talks to me sometimes about writing as if he doesn’t think I’m terrible at it and Vivienne is just happy I’m a tiger in a panda movie. But, ah, she’s just a little one — she’s all sweet. I mean, there are moments when I can be cool, but they like to mess with me. They like to make fun of me. I’m just little mommy.”
That’s not all. Angelina has also recently revealed that the children are very interested in learning more about cultures as well as different languages.
Pax, for example, is learning to speak Vietnamese, Shiloh is learning the Cambodian language Khmer, Zahara is learning to speak French, and Maddox is taking on two languages: Russian and German. Knox is focusing on sign language and Jolie revealed that her daughter, Vivienne, is interested in Arabic. The Jolie-Pitt home is going to be one incredibly culturally diverse household, more so than it already currently is.
No one can ever accuse Brad and Angelina of not allowing their children to be who they want to be. Angelina Jolie was recently spotted with her sons, Maddox and Knox, looking very happy, as they arrived at New York City’s JFK airport, coming from LAX. Jolie and Maddox are extremely close and the By The Sea director revealed that Maddox will be helping his mother develop a movie.
Apparently, it is going to be a Netflix original, based on the book First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers that came out in 2000. This project carries a lot of personal significance, given the fact that Jolie adopted Maddox from Cambodia 14 years ago. He will be heavily involved with the project, his mother revealed, and will be on set every day of filming — after school, of course. He has a bit of experience working as production assistant on By the Sea.
This is going to be a perfect opportunity for mother and son to learn more about Cambodia, Maddox’s country, and his people.
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