Belfast Telegraph

Hollywood no big deal, says Jolie

Angelina Jolie has said she did not want Hollywood and films to be the centre of her household.

The Oscar winner, 38, is the daughter of actor John Voight, partner of fellow Hollywood megastar Brad Pitt and a mother-of-six.

She told 5 News: "I grew up around Hollywood and in a way it was good because I was not that excited by it - it did not seem like a magic distant thing.

"I grew up less in awe of it all so I think it's good for our kids that they enjoy movies but that they can also see it's work and there's something very regular about it. And enjoy the fun of it.

"We don't keep them from it but we also don't make it a big deal, it's not the centre of our house. We do other things with our kids, we want them to focus on other things."

Angelina is appearing in a film for the first time in four years - and she stars alongside five-year-old daughter Vivienne in Maleficent.

She said: "It was out of necessity because the other little kids were scared of me."

The actress, who manages to fit humanitarian work in to her schedule, is also set to attend a summit on sexual violence in conflict with Foreign Secretary William Hague.

The aim is to end impunity for these crimes, but she stressed: "I think it's not only collecting evidence, which we're doing and expanding and encouraging other countries to do and empowering people to know their rights, but it is also making sure... the person who commits the crime feels shamed and should be brought to justice."


From Belfast Telegraph