Angelina Jolie Won't Hide Children From War, Violence
While it’s easy for adults to reconcile the image of a gun-toting Angelina Jolie in the film Wanted and her real life role as a devoted mom of six and a global humanitarian, the same cannot be said for children. That’s why in the home she shares with partner Brad Pitt, there is an effort to not only acknowledge the harsh realities of modern day life, but also to differentiate between what’s real — and what’s not. "We say, ‘Mommy and Daddy have movies where we play these characters, but there’s real death and real violence in the world," the 33-year-old actress tells the December issue of Harper’s Bazaar UK. "There’s a real responsibility there to create in their minds the difference between the two." Noting that her kids are allowed to play video games as well as with toy soldiers, Angelina adds,
The kids do factor into her decision-making process when it comes to selecting roles, Angelina reveals — especially her three girls Zahara Marley, 3 ½, Shiloh Nouvel, 2, and Vivienne Marcheline, 3 ½-months. "I tell stories that are about the type of woman where I think there’s something about her that will be fun for my daughters to see," she says.
Angelina and Brad are also parents to Maddox Chivan, 7, Pax Thien, turning 5 this month, and Vivienne’s fraternal twin brother Knox Léon. Her new film Changeling is in theaters now.