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Angelina Jolie: 'The kids love watching our films'


Angelina Jolie has revealed that her and Brad Pitt's children love watching their parents' films.Speaking at a press conference in London for her new film Maleficent, the actress revealed that Maddox and Pax recently watched Mr & Mrs Smith, the film set where she met their father Brad.

Angelina Jolie© Photo: Rex

Angelina Jolie looked stunning at a press conference for her new film Maleficent

"The older ones recently saw Mr & Mrs Smith and I think they thought it was the funniest thing they'd ever seen," she confessed. "Watching your parents fight as spies is some kind of strange fantasy."The mother-of-six also revealed that her five-year-old son Knox loves the Tomb Raider franchise.

"My littlest one, Knox, sees Tomb Raider and thinks that Mummy can do all those things. [Maleficent] is one I'm the most excited about because I think it's one we can all see and that they're really going to like."

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning© Photo: Rex

Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning wore matching white outfits to the event

Angelina Jolie, who was dressed to the nines in an outfit that evoked the gothic theme of the film, reiterated that she does not want her kids to become actors."Oh god, I hope not! We never have intended to put our children in films and encourage them to be actors. We encourage them to be happy in whatever they want to be," said the 38-year-old.The couple's youngest daughter, Vivienne, made her debut acting role in the Disney film, but the actress explained that the job was out of necessity."The reason we ended up needing to put Vivienne in the film is because all the children we brought to set, including crew members' kids, were terrified. They would cry or freeze."

Angelina Jolie and Vivienne

Angelina Jolie and her daughter Vivienne

She continued: "They certainly couldn't do a scene with me. It was genuinely out of necessity that it had to be Vivienne so that we could get a good scene. It's still funny to us, like anybody, it's our little girl. She's silly and sweet, and the idea that she's in a movie is hilarious to Mum and Dad."The stunning brunette will be taking a break from acting following the release of her new film to "focus more on writing and directing"."[Acting] is going to take a backseat. I've had a wonderful career and I'm very happy to have all the opportunities I've had to tell stories and to work for as long as I have."I'm sure there will be a few more films, but I would like to focus more on writing and directing, and above all I'd like to focus more on my work with the UN."Disney's Maleficent is out in cinemas on 28 May. For more news from Brad and Angelina's trip to London pick up a copy of HELLO! Magazine, out on Monday.

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