Angelina Jolie Talks Motherhood Within A Media Frenzy
First Published: May 15, 2008 3:25 PM EDT Credit:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Fresh from revealing the news to the “Today” show’s Natalie Morales that she and husband Brad Pitt are expecting twins, Angelina Jolie faced the press in Cannes while promoting her upcoming animated film, “Kung Fu Panda.”
Angelina was asked how she balances the glitz of celebrity life with the harsh realties she faces while working as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
“My daily life is not this,” Angelina told reporters. “My daily life is staying at home with my kids. There is very little division between that and understanding what’s happening in the world, because understanding what’s happening in the world is what makes me a better person.”
As for the decision of where to give birth to the twins, Angelina said she and Brad haven’t made up their minds.
“I actually haven’t completely decided, but we are thinking of France.” she said.
France or not, French culture is a staple in the Pitt-Jolie family, Angelina revealed.
“My children are starting to speak French, so being here is very good for them for their language at this time,” she added.
With two of her and Brad’s sons born in Asia, Angelina felt making “Kung Fu Panda” was important for her family.
“This film wasn’t necessarily something I was looking for but was thrilled when it came my way because I knew how much it would mean to them,” she told reporters.
As for the attention she’s getting in Cannes following the announcement she is expecting twins?
“As an artist, you are happy to be here with something you genuinely like and you’re proud of,” Angelina said of promoting “Kung Fu Panda” amid the media frenzy. “You’re happy to come and participate in whatever way you can.”
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