Angelina Jolie: My Kids Don’t Think I’m Cool

05/07/2011 at 06:00 PM ET
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Jack Black and his character, panda bear Po, crack up the Jolie-Pitt kids – but mom Angelina Jolie can’t seem to catch a break.

“They know when Mommy’s funny and when Mommy’s not funny,” the Kung Fu Panda 2 star, 35, tells USA Today. “They’ll sit in a room and say, ‘That’s just not funny.'”

Jolie’s kids — Maddox, 9½, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 5 this month, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2½ — became “part agents, part managers” for the actress, she says, and proved their understanding of the industry on set of the Panda sequel, which arrives in theaters May 26.

Their opinions keep her “competitive,” she adds, even if they would rather hang with costar Black. “I tell them, ‘I know you like [panda] Po,'” she said. “‘But come on – Mom’s cool too, right?'”

— Alison Schwartz

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

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Jen K on

I don’t think she’s cool either.

Crimpe on

No, your kids think you’re hungry.

meghan on

Smart kids. Do they also think you’re a phony?

Toya L. on

Cute story, almost as cute as the Jolie-Pitts. = )

JM on

ah an angelina jolie thread, the gloves are off aren’t they? i always cringe when i see her or a suri cruise thread, for some reason people feel so much anger towards these families and i don’t know why. i’m not even a huge fan but i think she seems like a decent human being. she does a lot of humanitarian work, does not seem overly materialistic (no more so than your average celebrity), she is intelligent and always speaks lovingly of her kids and partner. hm, can any of you do any better than that?

just for the record, surely being a good mother counts for something, i call that being ‘cool’.

Jillian on

Jm, my thoughts exactly. There are certain celebrities that ppl will find nothing positive to say. I try to post something positive about people. I don’t really see the point of being negative all the time. There are many positive qualities about Angelinia.

me on

Thank you, JM, my thoughts exactly. There’s expressing your opinion and attacking people. Some people don’t seem to know the difference.

Crimpe on

Oh please I’m sure she can take it. Is her life so stressful that she has become frail? I am slim, and after four kids it is work. But that woman exudes something rather unhealthy. It seems she was more popular when she was outspoken, sexy and controversial (right or wrong). I was a huge fan, once.

Mel on

Is this Celebrity Babies or Perez Hilton?

Wow, there are a bunch of haters that always flock to an Angelina post/comment. *smh*

Ditto to JM! Thank you for saying that…saves me from typing.

Jude on

Did she have surgery?

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