Angelina Jolie opens up about Brad Pitt, kids and retirement to Vanity Fair
Vanity Fair achieved the nearly impossible dream of getting Angelina Jolie to speak on more than her latest role or her humanitarian efforts — she dishes on marriage and Brad Pitt, the personalities of their kids and her ambitions beyond acting in the new issue.
Speaking from the Venice set of her and Johnny Depp's thriller "The Tourist," Jolie entertained the prospect of tying the knot with her famous partner.“It’s just like we already are. Children are clearly a commitment, a bigger commitment [than marriage]. It’s for life," she said.
Though the world usually sees her brood only in photos, Jolie gave some insights on the kids' individual vibes.
"[Maddox is] a real intellectual, which I can take no credit for genetically. He’s great at school, great at history. He feels like he could be a writer or travel the world and learn about places and things. Zahara’s got an extraordinary voice and is just so elegant and well spoken. Shiloh’s hysterically funny, one of the goofiest, most playful people you’ll ever meet. Knox and Viv are classic boy and girl. She’s really female. And he’s really a little dude," she said.
Jolie said Shiloh is most similar to how she was at that age: "Goofy and verbal, the early signs of a performer…. I used to get dressed up in costumes and jump around. But at some point, I got closed off, darker ... then, as I had kids and got older — being goofy, lighter — it all came back."
One fleeting thing for Jolie may be her screen career, which she said she can see ending quite soon. ...
... "It's not the most important thing in my life," she admitted. Though she's grateful for the self-discovery and travel the profession has offered her, "I don’t think I’ll do it much longer."
As for breaking Jolie-Pitt news, no, she's not pregnant, and they have no immediate plans to adopt again. About that scraggly beard that Brad seems to be fond of?
"I love Brad in every state," Jolie said.
— Matt Donnelly
Photo: Angelina Jolie graces the cover of July's Vanity Fair. Credit: Patrick Demarchelier
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