Angelina Jolie on tabloids and Mariane and Adam Pearl

05/21/2007 at 08:38 PM ET

Earlier today, Angelina Jolie discussed the difficulties of playing Mariane Pearl while pregnant in her new film, A Mighty Heart, comparing her pregnancy experience to Mariane’s. In a two-part interview airing Wednesday (on Today, 7:30 am and Dateline, 10 pm), Angelina describes how the image of Mariane and Adam Pearl stayed with her, even after the birth of Shiloh Nouvel, now 11 months.

What [Danny's death] took away from this time in their life, this is the happiesttime in their life.  And what that must be. I just can’t imagine. Ithought about that when I was breastfeeding. I thought about that allthrough kind of the birth of…that haunted me and when I wassitting here quiet, I would think, ‘God, just a few months after, whatis that like? What is that like?’

Angelina also addressed the constant tabloid rumors about herself and her family, saying,

I know there’s a cycle of certain things that they keeprewriting or whatever, but I can assume things are made up…There’s nothingI have to hide or defend. You know, I’m gonna live my life. And thereare gonna be times when people wanna try to attack me and I don’t knowwhy, but they will. And that’s okay. There are other things I’m more concerned about. My kids are healthy.I have a lot I want to do in this world. Before I do, I wanna do a lotof things as a woman, as a mom, and that’s my focus. At the end of theday, I’m gonna be dead…and what people say about me is gonna be whatI accomplished and what I did in my life and how my children are.

I have always been honest about who I am, and I’ve alwaysbeen very outspoken to press. I think people have heard a lot from me over the years. [laughs] People wanna believe negative things, they will. And I can’t helpthat.

Source: MSNBC

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dark faith on

i like what she said about her life

Mary on

My respect for her just went way up. She knows her truth and doesn’t spend valuable time refuting rumors. When Time Magazine, Newsweek, Kofi Annan, Colin Powel, Queen Noor (sp?), not to mention most importantly her “husband” Brad Pitt and friends all say good things about her- why in the world would she care what Us weekly or Life & Style write? The job of tabloids is to sell magazines not to write the truth.

pink.lioness on

I like Angelina’s way of thinking. At the end of the day, we shouldn’t be obsessed with what strangers think of us and the rumors they spread out of spitefulness or boredom, but be confident and relaxed enough to focus on what really matters in our lives and be happy. Angelina got it 100% right. That woman is an inspiration.

me on

I love the way this woman thinks. Her answers are always well thought out. I’ve read many of her interviews and she is one of those rare beings that is so honest (to a fault) and open…which is maybe why her words get picked apart so much.

I was reading her breif interview with People magazine online and this is what she said:

Angelina Jolie has decided to take a year off to spend time with her family, PEOPLE has learned.

“I’m working this summer. I’m in Prague for a few months, then I take two months off, then I work for two months,” Jolie said Tuesday while promoting A Mighty Heart at the Cannes Film Festival. “And then I take a year off.”

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20039712,00.html

I think they’ll have another baby when she takes the year off. She did say she wanted more biological and adopted children with Brad in the Reader Digest interview.

Lyla on

She shouldn’t care what others think of her. She doesn’t live for us. Only insecure people seek the approval of people they don’t know, will never meet and who ultimately don’t give a damn about their well being.

Meghan on

Here’s another excerpt from an interview for A Mighty Heart:

Asked about her methods of coping with the media madness that follows in her wake, Jolie gestures toward a small building on the hotel grounds. “Right behind you I’ve got four kids, and there it’s quiet, peaceful, it’s a lovely day,” she says. “I focus on all the luck I have, and nothing else matters. We [she and Pitt] have a very full life, they keep us well distracted. When you know the truth of your life, when you know the person you are, there is very little that can affect that.”

http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/cl-et-jolie22may22,0,1752014.story?coll=cl-movies

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“Right behind you I’ve got four kids, and there it’s quiet, peaceful, it’s a lovely day,” she says. “I focus on all the luck I have, and nothing else matters. We [she and Pitt] have a very full life, they keep us well distracted. When you know the truth of your life, when you know the person you are, there is very little that can affect that.”

~~Angelina Jolie

Yes Indeed! Everyone should live their life to the fullest and don’t care what others think

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