Angelina Jolie: Alone Time with Brad Will Have to Wait
Jolie says that she and Pitt "only plan to work for a few more years," then focus on family
“Some people have their lives together and then they have their children,” the actress, 32, tells the July issue of Esquire, according to the Associated Press.
“Brad and I are starting with the children and are planning to have our time together in our later years.”
For now, she says, they do their best – and socializing is on the back burner. “We don’t go to parties,” she says. “We hardly ever leave the house. We try to schedule time when we’re alone.”
That’s not easy with a growing family: Pitt and Jolie are parents to Maddox, 5; Zahara, 2; Shiloh, 1; and the newly adopted Pax, 3 (who was legally given the last name Jolie-Pitt last week).
“Right now, Pax is sleeping in our bed,” Jolie tells the magazine. “It’s kind of nice, him immediately knowing and feeling comfortable with us. Mad slept with me until Brad and I got together. They’re fun to sleep with. We have family sleep on Sundays. Everybody sleeps together.”
She adds: “I try to make sure that each of my children has enough of my attention to feel equal. I try to make sure that my relationship with the man in my life is solid and complete and we’re very connected and having a great life together and enjoying our children and being part of the world. So that’s my life.”
One thing that is not top priority: being a movie star. “I have no animosity toward Hollywood or the demands of the red carpet, all that silliness,” says Jolie, who stars in the new movie A Mighty Heart. “That’s my job, and I’m happy to have it.
“But when I die, do I want to be remembered as an actress? No. I recently had an op-ed published in a newspaper. And at the end, it didn’t say I was an actress. It said that I was a U.N. goodwill ambassador – that’s all. And I was really proud.”
Jolie says her humanitarian work allowed her to find meaning. “I entered this business before I had focus and purpose in my life,” she says. “I was very unhappy, very unhealthy, and when I sat down for an interview, I didn’t know why. I felt like I didn’t have anything to share. It was a very empty time.”
The actress also talks to Parade in its issue out Sunday, and tells the magazine: “Brad and I have a lot of kids, and we want to have more kids. It’s fun, and we love it. But you can’t balance everything. I think both of us only plan to work for a few more years. We’ll try to stop sooner or later, so we can be home and travel, and just live.”
But she insists she isn’t fleeing the Hollywood spotlight. “Certainly we’re not running from all that,” she says. “That’s not our motivation. We’re public people. We know that, and the world is what it is today, with press and media. But, yeah, I think it will be nice to, you know, just not be so – so out there.”