Angelina Jolie opens up about being a mother to teenagers and how her life is changing as her children grow up: ‘I’m rediscovering myself’
Her oldest child just left for college.
And now Angelina Jolie is opening up about she is ‘rediscovering’ herself as her children get older and how she is getting back to acting.
The 44-year-old actress-and-director – who has Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 11, with former husband Brad Pitt – has found a new perspective now her kids are getting older and she’s changing how she looks at herself.
Where is Angelina: Angelina Jolie opened about she is ‘rediscovering’ herself as her children get older and how she is getting back to acting, with British Hello on Monday
She spoke to Britain’s HELLO! magazine the brunette beauty said: ‘When your children are little you feel more “mommy”. When they are teenagers you start to remember yourself as a teenager. You see them going to punk clubs and you wonder why you can’t go.’
Angie continued: ‘I’m in this fun moment where I’m rediscovering myself.’
The By the Sea filmmaker has shifted her focus back to acting because directing takes up too much of a commitment away from her family.
I’m punk too: ‘You see them going to punk clubs and you wonder why you can’t go.’ Angie continued: ‘I’m in this fun moment where I’m rediscovering myself.’
She said: ‘I’m acting a little bit more now because I can’t be what my family needs me to be while directing – it takes a lot more time and effort to direct and I look forward to being able to do that again when things are better.’
Angelina likes taking her kids to work because it means they get to see a different side to her.
She said: ‘They’re great on set. But when they see me doing some cool action thing, they think it’s funny because they know me so well…’
Big family: The 44-year-old actress-and-director has Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 11
And seeing onset, especially of action packed films, is a lot different from her at home persona.
‘They’re used to seeing me as Mom in my nightgown,’ Angie said. ‘Not very good at making breakfast and being silly.’
‘But yes, it’s fun and interesting because different sets bring you into different worlds, different cultures and different places.’
The Maleficent actress treasures the kind gestures her children offer that make her feel ‘like a lady.’
‘For most women, self-care is the thing we don’t do or it’s the last thing we do,’ she told the mag. ‘We almost feel guilty taking time for ourselves.’
Exes: She began dating Brad Pitt, with whom she shares her six children, in 2005, they married in 2014 and filed for divorce in 2016; pictured together on November 5, 2015
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