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Angelina Jolie brings her work home to teach the kids about adoption

May 12, 2011 |  2:25 pm

Angelina Jolie and Jack Black Angelina Jolie is back at the Cannes International Film Festival to promote "Kung Fu Panda 2" -- which means she's back in the interview hot seat.

Jolie explained her new tattoo, which had sparked pregnancy speculation, and shared how "Kung Fu Panda 2" helped teach her children about adoption.

Promoting the animated flick with old pal Jack Black, Jolie touched on the character of Po the Panda, who is adopted. Jolie screened the flick for her kids (Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, and Zahara, 6, are adopted) and wanted to make sure they were comfortable with the material on screen.

"I tired to get serious-mom in the car and said, 'Does anyone have any questions?' Jolie told Extra. "We talk very openly in our house, so 'orphanage,' 'birth parents,' are happy words in our house, and it's not a thing."

While their father Brad Pitt has yet to see "Kung Fu Panda 2," he got a tribute all his own: Jolie confirmed her latest tattoo was for her partner.

A series of tattoos on Jolie's left arm contains the latitude and longitude codes of birthplaces for all of her children, including Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne for whom she is birth mother. The addition of an eighth location caused some to wonder whether she and Pitt were adding to their brood.

"If they know that it's latitude and longitude, they would have figured out quickly that it was Brad's birthplace," she said. "It's Shawnee, Okla."

Watch the full interview above, and click the pic for more photos from the Cannes Film Festival.


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