"I never expect to be the one that everybody understands or likes", the actor, who at the beginning of her career was considered somewhat of a wild child, said, "And that's OK, because I know who I am, and the kids know who I am". "It's very, very hard, a very painful situation, and I just want my family healthy", she said, insisting, as always, that the kids are the priority.
The 42-year-old actress worked alongside her 16-year-old son Maddox and 13-year-old son Pax on "First They Killed My Father", which the raven-haired beauty also directed, and the star has admitted it was a "joy" for her to have her children on board the production as she was filled with pride when she looked over and saw how involved they were in the production, which she hopes is a trait that will stay with them forever. "So even though they've seen me dressed up, they really laughed at her dressed up".
The Oscar victor stepped behind the camera for her new movie First They Killed My Father, which chronicles Cambodian human rights activist Loung Ung's story of survival during the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. I've been needed at home. "I can't tell if they're excited or they're more like, 'Mom, ehh.' I think they were laughing at us before".
"It took me a few months to realize that I was really going to have to do it".
"I have had my ups and downs".
Angelina Jolie, left, director/co-writer of the film First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, and co-writer/human rights activist Loung Ung pose for a portrait during the Toronto International Film Festival. I guess I am a little bit stronger. But as a mother, you also have a responsibility first and foremost towards the kids.
"When asked about working with Angelina, he said: "[She's] fun, funny, and easy to work with.
'They are going through their formative years and everything else comes second to that'. We've all been a bit in lockdown.
'I haven't worked for over a year now because they needed me home.