As Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt continue ignoring all of the countless headlines suggesting their marriage is in crisis mode, the Kung Fu Panda 3 actress recently opened up in a new interview. Jolie spoke with Sunday Express about how “not” fun she is and reveals a more vulnerable side to her personality, while also talking about her children getting into the acting business.
“I think I can take things too seriously,” Angelina says. “I can want to be in battle all the time and take things very seriously and forget to have a laugh.”
Does that say anything about the legitimacy of the recent rumors surrounding her marriage with Brad Pitt? They tend to include Angelina becoming extremely paranoid and emotional over the possibility of Brad cheating on her, with actresses like Jennifer Aniston and Marion Cotillard. Brad merely suggesting that he would call Jennifer to give his condolences after the death of her mother seemed to make Angelina terrified that the two would get back together.
But all of these divorce/infidelity rumors have been shot down, and Gossip Cop has been working overtime denying countless reports regarding Jolie and Pitt’s marriage.
Angelina talked about her Kung Fu Panda 3 co-star Jack Black and what it was like working with somebody with the kind of sense of humor he has.
“I’m not funny, but 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. And you can come to work in your pajamas — just throw yourself together, it’s fine, nobody cares.”
It’s easy to imagine coming to work in nothing but your pajamas, considering that the actors just arrive at the recording studio and do their lines in front of a microphone. The film also has a fundamental message about acceptance that Jolie is very fond of, one that she thinks is very good for young kids.
“What’s nice is at its center this one asks, ‘Who am I? Who is my best self and what is that?,'” Jolie asks. “How do we each discover that every individual’s best self is completely unique and very different?”
The Jolie-Pitt kids got to be apart of the film with their mom, providing voices for little pandas in the movie. Jolie says none of her children have any ambitions to be in front of the camera like their parents, but they enjoyed the process of voice acting nonetheless.
“I didn’t know if they were going to get quiet or nervous,” Jolie says, “but they all did it really, really well and then I said, ‘Are you ok?’ and they said, ‘Acting’s easy!'”
Angelina Jolie herself finds the process of voice acting to be very freeing for her, as opposed to acting in front of the camera in a live-action capacity. It’s a completely different approach and she actually finds voice work to be “the greatest thing.” The fact that she is a very private person apparently seems to make her more drawn to just using her voice.
Is she down to do more Kung Fu Panda sequels? “We’ve heard it could go to six or seven,” she said. “I’m on board, yes.”
As far as the domestic box office numbers, each Kung Fu Panda film has ended its theatrical run having earned less than the one that preceded it. Kung Fu Panda earned $215,434,591 domestically, Kung Fu Panda 2 earned $165,249,063 and the most recent, Kung Fu Panda 3, brought in $143,497,630 domestically.
Moving forward with more sequels may not be as financially lucrative as the studio would like. But Angelina Jolie seems on board regardless.
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