Angelina Jolie on pregnancy, looks, plans, and being Brangelina
The 32-year-old actress and Ms. Barlow discussed a variety of topics, including her pregnancy with twins, rumors that she and Brad Pitt may wed, the focus on her looks, good friend Gwen Stefani, mending fences with her father, being Brangelina, and more.
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On coming to Cannes:
Yeah, I’m OK, so far I’m just fine. Everybody said I didn’t have to come,but I was feeling all right. It’s not such hard work. I’m sittingand talking a lot and everybody is being nice to me.
If anything,being pregnant and not working I’ve had more time to read andstudy, to do all those things that I don’t when I’m working.
On her pregnancy weight gain:
As she held her stomach, Angelina answered,
No, Ihaven’t [gained elsewhere]. It’s genetics. Dad’s a lanky person. I’mactually trying to put on as much weight as possible so I canstretch, you know. I want as much room as possible.
On good friend Gwen Stefani, also due around the same time — again!:
Somehow we keep ending up pregnant at the exact same time.We were having a play-date and Gwen was trying to figure out whatshe was going to wear as she got more pregnant and I asked her ifshe had any spare clothes, and she gave me this [L.A.M.B. casual black] dress.
Plans after the birth of the twins:
I plan to disappearfor at least a month or two afterwards.
On rumors she and and Brad may wed:
I know! [laughs] I turned on thenews and heard we were getting married, and thought, ‘That’s odd!’You know, we’re not against it; it’s not something we’re making astand about or are scared of. It’s just not felt necessary. We’veboth been married before and I think we feel like we are togetherbecause we want to be.
We want to raise these children together;we’re committed to them and that’s the priority. It’s not aboutsome contract binding us to have to be dedicated to each other, butthat we were going to start building this family and be close justbecause we are. So we don’t need to do it but one day we will.Maybe if the kids start asking — they’ll probably be the ones tomake the decision.
On the focus on her looks:
I don’t take it seriously at all and I never listen to it. Ilook in the mirror and I see my mom and I see my little daughter.Like everybody, there are things about myself that I don’t like. I don’t want to point out my flaws. I have them. [laughs] But right now in my life I have a really good partner andsomebody who makes me feel that even when I’ve got the flu and I’msick or if I’ve just had my C-section in the hospital when I hadShiloh, he makes me feel beautiful.
I think there is a lot to beingsupported and loved. You know, my kids make me feel beautiful. Truebeauty is when you’ve reallyfound something inside yourself that you’re at peace with and thepeople around you are as well.
On being ‘Brangelina:’
We find it silly because we are both so goofy and we know whowe are. The fortunate thing is we have so many kidsand so many things that ground us. Brad was laughing on the redcarpet and people were asking if we were having a great time, butwhat he was laughing about was he’d just gotten peed on by ourdaughter!
On care for the children:
Angelina admits they have multiple nannies, but shared that they do not spend the night.
We take turns working so one of us isalways at home and when we work we limit the hours. We don’t workon weekends. We make sure both of us are at home for at leastbreakfast or dinner. We adjust everything around family and we’relucky that we can.
I feel for mothers who give birth and have to goto work immediately. We can bring our kids to work, and we onlywork four months of the year.
Why she chose to sign on to Wanted, an action movie in which she plays an assassin:
When this movie came along, I’d done A Mighty Heart,which is very emotional, and then I was going intoChangeling, which was also about losinga child. I had lost my mom, I’d had a baby and I’d beenbreastfeeding and I was in a very emotional place as a woman. Iknew instinctually and talked to Brad about it, that if I couldfind something that would get me physical again it would be liketherapy, because everything was making me cry.
On mending fences with her estranged father, Jon Voight:
I think sometimes you have to distanceyourself from relationships you feel are unhealthy for you. But wehave spoken recently and we are going to try to get to know eachother and maybe try not to be this daddy and daughter, but to bethere for each other as friends in the coming years.
We keep thinking, ‘is there ever going to be a time when wedon’t have kids in the house?’ Maybe we’ll eventually start afoster home or something. We have a clinic that handles children sothere are ways of looking after kids without actually physicallyhaving them in your home and we’re doing more and more of that. ButI think we will adopt again. I’d like to do it again.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald; Photo by Dominique Charriau/WI/WireImage.com
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