Entertainment Angelina Jolie reveals what she learned from her late mother
Angelina Jolie 'healed' by movie role
Angelina Jolie found working on her new movie, Those Who Wish Me Dead' , "very healing".The 45-year-old star - who has Maddox, 18, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with former husband Brad Pitt - has returned to action movies for the first time in over a decade with 'Those Who Wish Me Dead' but it wasn't the physical side of playing PTSD-stricken fire fighter Hannah Faber that drew her to the project, but getting the chance to depict someone getting back up after being left "broken".
has candidly revealed the lessons she learned from her late mother Marcheline Bertrand.
Speaking to'My mother was very gentle. I can be many things in my work and in life, but I am very warm and gentle with my children,' Angelina said. this weekend, the Hollywood megastar, 45, praised Marcheline for being a 'gentle' mother and said she's always tried to treat her own children with the same tenderness.
'That kindness and warmth is a foundation that's unbelievably important. She gave me many other things and taught me many lessons,' she continued.
Angelina Jolie on Feeling 'Broken' in the Past and How to Rediscover Your Strength (Exclusive)
ET spoke with the actress about her new film, 'Those Who Wish Me Dead,' in theaters and on HBO Max May 14.The 45-year-old actress stars in Taylor Sheridan's survival thriller, Those Who Wish Me Dead, portraying a smoke jumper named Hannah Faber who finds herself grappling with PTSD after experiencing a tragedy on the job and blaming herself for it, but ultimately finding strength to overcome life's obstacles. While speaking with ET on Monday, Jolie opened up about going through a period in her own personal life where she felt broken, much like her character.
'But if you don't have that base, to feel valued and safe, then it's hard for any of the other messages or lessons to land.'
Marcheline died in 2007 at the age of 56 following a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer.
The Maleficent star also told the publication that she's stepped back from directing films to be able to focus on her six children.
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Angelina shares Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12, with her ex-husband Brad Pitt, whom she has been in the midst of a custody battle with since their separation in 2016.
Pitt and Jolie famously fell in love on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith, while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston.
Angelina Jolie enjoys early Mother's Day bonding session with Vivienne
The actress, 45, was spotted running errands with her 12-year-old daughter in sunny Los Angeles. Despite the laid-back occasion, Angelina exuded sophistication in a chic black dress with beige sandal heels.Adding to the style factor were her dazzling gold hoop earrings and sleek, straight hair that she wore slicked back over her head. Taking precautions against the coronavirus, she wore a black face mask over her stunning complexion.Whether they were at the pet store or newsstand, the pair appeared to get quite a few errands done.
The couple married in France in 2014 after 10 years of dating, but split two years later in September 2016.
While the couple were legally divorced in 2019, things are far from amicable.
They have been at war over their kids for five years, with Brad striving for 50/50 custody with Angelina wanting full physical custody.
Angelina Jolie: Home schooling was really challenging .
Angelina Jolie was “really challenged” by home schooling, as she had to try and cope with four different sets of schoolwork for her children.The ‘Mr & Mrs Smith’ actress – who has Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12, with ex-husband Brad Pitt – is thankful all her kids are “capable and smart” so didn’t need to rely on her to guide them through the work supplied by their various schools when in-person teaching was paused due to the coronavirus pandemic.