Thanksgiving in the Jolie-Pitt household is a multicultural affair – and an inclusive cooking experience, too.
“I’m not much of a cook, so we’ll see what happens,” Angelina Jolie told Good Morning America on Monday. “I try. We all chip in. But I don’t think anyone in my family wants me to handle Thanksgiving dinner.”
Jolie, 32, and partner Brad Pitt, 43, are parents to adopted children Maddox (from Cambodia), Pax (from Vietnam) and Zahara (from Ethiopia), and have their own biological daughter, Shiloh. And the family’s Thanksgiving celebration is similarly wide-ranging.
“We celebrate Moon Festival for my boys, who are from Asia, and Kwanzaa and things like that,” Jolie said. “We certainly try to celebrate as many of those as we can, and celebrate all culture.”
Asked if she will invite Hillary Clinton, her newly discovered long-lost distant cousin, Jolie joked, “There was a rumor that Brad and Obama are related.”
Jolie was appearing on GMA to promote the new film Beowulf, in which she plays Grendel’s mother – a character who is evil but whom Jolie found oddly inspiring.
“I liked that she was a mother who would do anything and destroy anything if somebody hurt her son,” she said. “It was the maternal side of me [that connected to her], and I love that that was her motivation.”