Angelina Jolie Pitt Reveals How She’s Getting Her ‘Baby Fix’ as Her Children Grow Up

11/19/2015 at 08:00 PM ET

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Since her children aren’t babies anymore, Angelina Jolie Pitt has to get her “baby fix” somewhere else: on set.

Jolie Pitt, 41, is currently in Cambodia where she’s filming her next movie First They Killed My Father, which has scenes that require hundreds of children.

“I’m surrounded by toys,” Jolie Pitt told PEOPLE from her production office in Southeast Asian country. “We have 250 children in a scene, so I filled the house, my car, my trailer with toys. It’s my ‘I love babies’ fix.”

First They Killed My Father is about the Khmer Rouge genocide. She says she’s worried “this is going to be the hardest movie” on her maternal side.

“They have to go through a labor camp,” Jolie Pitt says. “They have to cry and scream. My instinct is to want to cut and hug everyone.”

The actress-director has six children with her husband Brad PittMaddox, 14, Pax, 12, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, 9, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 7 — and they’re all growing up rather quickly. Pax, the second oldest, has even started working on her sets, she says.

Pitt, 51, and Jolie Pitt recently starred in By the Sea, which was their first on-screen collaboration since 2005’s Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Written and directed by Jolie Pitt, the 1970s France set movie tells the story of a marriage in crisis.

For much more from PEOPLE‘s interview with Angelina Jolie Pitt, pick up the new issue, on newsstands Friday.

— Chancellor Agard and Mary Green

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Shalla on

Book made me cry. I can’t wait to see the movie! By The Sea is a good movie, too. She and Brad are so emotional in that movie.

wil on

Can y’all stop putting the stupid “mommy wars” vids in the middle of your articles? It’s beyond obnoxious.

goodie on

I volunteer with a women’s shelter, that’s how I get my ‘baby’ fix and then I give them back and go home to a glass of wine! LOL

Stacy on

how great that she’s moving into directing as she wanted to

Annie on

She is so beautiful in that photo. Angie gets to do what she wants to do in life, hence, lots of people are jealous of her wants to take her down.

Not everyone can have a happy family with 6 kids and Brad Pitt as a husband, and also has a succesfull movie career and a UN humanitarian. She is an amazing woman, hats off to her.