Angelina Jolie Takes Kids on Movie Outing to See Love, Simon
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Jolie, 42, attended an afternoon screening in Los Angeles with Zaraha, 13, Shiloh, 11, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 9. She was photographed entering the theater with her kids following close behind.
Love, Simon tells the story of a high school-aged teen struggling to tell his loved ones he’s gay, based on Becky Albertalli’s book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda.
Jennifer Garner, who plays the main characters mother recently opened up to PEOPLE about the role.
“I’ve played a mom quite a bit and I actually love it,” she said. “No stakes are higher, nothing matters more than your kids, so it raises the dramatic license in your mind for what you’re doing.”
The actress added she was eager to take on the role because she wanted to work with director Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, Arrow) and she wanted to be a part of the memorable and moving mother-son coming out scene written for her character.
“Selfishly, I thought [the writers] wrote such a beautiful version of what a mother could say to her son.” she said. “It’s a transcript, it’s something any mom could watch and use as a template for, ‘Okay, if this ever happens, I will try to react like this mom,’ and I selfishly wanted it to be me. [They] wrote a really, really beautiful mother-son scene.”
It was previously reported that Jolie attended a screening of Tomb Raider.
Love, Simon is in theaters now.