In part 1 of Ann Curry’s 2-part interview with Angelina Jolie, which aired this morning on the Today Show, the actress broke down in tears when discussing the January death of her mother Marcheline Bertrand. That event, combined with the adoption of her fourth child — Pax, 3 — led Jolie to refer to 2007 as "a heavy year."
I’m very aware of time, and of memories, and of enjoying life. I want to be a great mom, like my mom was…I’m at a strange place in my life. I think that happens when you lose a parent…I’m holding on to my family really tight at the moment because of that. And trying to be as good a woman as I can be.
In addition to Pax, Angelina and her partner Brad Pitt have three children: Maddox, 5, Zahara, 2 and Shiloh, turning 1-year-old next week. Part 2 of the interview will air tonight on Dateline NBC.
Source: The Today Show