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Kids Are 'Very, Very Proud' Of My Animated Character, Says Angelina Jolie

11/10/2008 at 08:00 AM ET
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Looking forward to receiving her sons’ — Maddox Chivan, 7, and Pax Thien, 5 this month — seal of approval for her action-packed stunts in her movie Wanted, Angelina Jolie is once again impressing her kids with her fiery character Tigress in Kung Fu Panda. Too young to see many of their mom’s long list of movie roles, Angelina shares that her kids are "very, very proud" of the actress and have taken to collecting Tigress — better known as "mom dolls" — toys to show their support! "They have mom dolls everywhere. They have the Tigress. They love Tigress. They have a big Tigress doll that they keep putting diapers on!"

As the children — including daughters Zahara Marley, 3 ½ and Shiloh Nouvel, 2 — are thrilled to hear their mom’s voice as the leading lady in the film, Angelina — who jokes that a favorite family activity is going to see Kung Fu Panda — is equally fond of the movie and it’s effect on the younger crowd. "I think it’s a great film, and it’s brought joy to children — and to my children, absolutely," the 33-year-old actress tells PEOPLE at the film’s DVD launch.

As the older Jolie-Pitt brood enjoy Angelina’s hit movie, the two newest members of the family — fraternal twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline, 3 ½ months — are showing off their budding personalities. Sharing that despite being "still so little" the brother and sister have managed to acquire distinct traits, Angelina reveals that the twins do in fact have one thing in common: they both have become quite the smiling pair!

"[Knox and Vivienne] are starting to get very smiley and they are at those months where their personalities really start to shine. So it is very fun."

Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne are Angelina’s children with partner Brad Pitt.

Source: PEOPLE, Us Weekly

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Jade on

That’s cute and she looked lovely at the premiere.She also talked about Maddox explaining to Zahara that she came from a noce African woman belly. It was adorable.

I hope I don’t offend but it would be nice to have a new picture of Angelina. CBB has used the same picture for lots of Angelina news now.

Sara on

holy cow, i love this family! i can just see all the ‘mom doll’ toys everywhere and them putting diapers on it is too funny. what blessed parents they are :)

Lilybett on

My best friend had to ban Kung Fu Panda from their house for a few weeks because everytime she walked into a room her sons (3&4) would be in Kung Fu poses and about to launch attacks at each other. They loved the movie but were starting to hurt each trying to play along.

CelebBabyLover on

I love that Angie and Brad let the kids put diapers on the big “mom dolls”! For some reason, that just makes them seem even more down to Earth to me! Also, Angie mentioned in another interview that the kids sometimes change Knox and Viv’s diapers (well, the older kids anyway. I doubt Shiloh is actually changing diapers. Maybe helping a bit, like putting on the powder, though!). Now they can use the “mom doll” for practice! :)

I also love Angie’s comments about the twins. I like how open she is about talking about them. With Shiloh, she was much more guarded.

RUBI on

I love this family and how beautifully Angie lets us know a bit about her family.

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