Angelina Jolie's children say their mum's job is 'so easy'

Four of Angelina Jolie's children got a taste of what it was like to be a movie star, when they helped record animal voices for the actress' new film Kung Fu Panda 3. And now the youngsters have joked that their mum's day job is "so easy", after seeing her in action.

During an appearance on Good Morning Britain, Angelina explained that she took her kids on set to show them what she does for a living.

"I think it backfired a little because I did say, 'okay you're going to come to mummy's work,'" said Angelina. "They see me on set every day doing things and directing but this was a moment of seeing me act – you're going to do some lines, you're going to act. They all went in, they took it very seriously and then in the car, they were like, 'that's what you do? It's so easy.'"


Angelina Jolie's kids Zahara and Shiloh feature in her new film Kung Fu Panda 3

When asked whether she explained to her children why fans come up to her and her husband Brad Pitt in the streets, Angelina said: "We only explain it so they are not afraid when they see people coming at you with a camera because it can feel aggressive. We always say it's just because people are interested in films, and because of films, people take pictures. We try to keep it that way."

While Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, nine, and seven-year-old Knox don't share their parents' passion for acting, the youngsters did want to take part in Angelina's new animated film. The 40-year-old admitted that her kids were "kind of shy" but ended up "having a lot of fun with it".

Vivienne played a young Aurora in Maleficent

Angelina, who is also a mum to 14-year-old Maddox and seven-year-old Vivienne, co-stars alongside Jack Black in the new children's film. Jack's sons Samuel and Thomas, who love the Kung Fu Panda movies, also lent their voices for the script.

It's not the first time that Angelina and Brad's children have taken part in their mum's movies; Vivienne played a young Aurora in Maleficent, while Zahara and Pax had small walk-on roles.

Angelina said that she explained what fans and the paparazzi are to her children

Cambodia-born Maddox has also been helping his mother with her work behind the camera; he has been recruited to assist with production on her upcoming adaptation of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers – the memoir of Cambodian human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the Khmer Rouge regime.