She says her kids ask, 'Why are Shrek and Fiona married and you're not?'"

By Silvia Sansoni
Updated October 23, 2008 07:30 AM
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Angelina Jolie says that her priorities have changed from career to motherhood since giving birth to twins in July.

“The kids are my priority, so it’s possible that from now on I will make fewer movies. I may even stop altogether,” Jolie tells the Italian edition of Vanity Fair. “I no longer have the ambition I had in my 20s.”

Jolie, 33, who spoke to the magazine while promoting her new movie Changeling, says that as she has had more children, she’s come into her own as a mother.

“In reality my life is a lot more chaotic and adventurous now. Brad [Pitt] and I pilot airplanes, we travel non-stop, we go to difficult places and we have chosen to do it taking all of the kids with us,” said the mother of six. “I feel a lot braver now than when I was an angry young woman.”

Out of Shell

Of her past, she says, “I knew little about the world and I was completely self-absorbed. It was only when I came out of my shell and started taking care of others that I found the real Angelina.”

Jolie says her children have inherited her taste for globe-trotting.

“Sure I am still restless, but do you know that my kids are the same way? We were in France these last few months and after a while they started asking when we could get back on a plane.”

That curiosity about the world is a value she wants her kids to maintain throughout their lives. “I want them to be able to walk through a marketplace in Adis Ababa and not bat and eye, not think it is dirty and ugly, but that it just represents another part of the world and humanity.”


Asked if she plans to make an honest man out of Brad Pitt, the actress hints that they may end up tying the knot – under pressure from the kids.

“Usually people fall in love and everything revolves around the ritual of marriage, children are an afterthought. We did everything backwards,” says Jolie.

“But sooner or later it will be the kids who ask us [to get married]. You know, they see films and start asking questions. Such as, ‘Why are Shrek and Fiona married and you’re not?’ ”