While appearing in Cannes for a promotional blitz for upcoming films Kung-Fu Panda, Wanted, and Changeling, Angelina Jolie sat down with journalist Helen Barlow of the Sydney Morning Herald.
On coming to Cannes:
Yeah, I'm OK, so far I'm just fine. Everybody said I didn't have to come, but I was feeling all right. It's not such hard work. I'm sitting and talking a lot and everybody is being nice to me.
If anything, being pregnant and not working I've had more time to read and study, to do all those things that I don't when I'm working.
On her pregnancy weight gain:
As she held her stomach, Angelina answered,
No, I haven't [gained elsewhere]. It's genetics. Dad's a lanky person. I'm actually trying to put on as much weight as possible so I can stretch, you know. I want as much room as possible.
On good friend Gwen Stefani, also due around the same time -- again!:
Somehow we keep ending up pregnant at the exact same time. We were having a play-date and Gwen was trying to figure out what she was going to wear as she got more pregnant and I asked her if she had any spare clothes, and she gave me this [L.A.M.B. casual black] dress.
Plans after the birth of the twins:
I plan to disappear for at least a month or two afterwards.
On rumors she and and Brad may wed:
I know! [laughs] I turned on the news and heard we were getting married, and thought, 'That's odd!' You know, we're not against it; it's not something we're making a stand about or are scared of. It's just not felt necessary. We've both been married before and I think we feel like we are together because we want to be.
We want to raise these children together; we're committed to them and that's the priority. It's not about some contract binding us to have to be dedicated to each other, but that we were going to start building this family and be close just because we are. So we don't need to do it but one day we will. Maybe if the kids start asking -- they'll probably be the ones to make the decision.
On the focus on her looks:
I don't take it seriously at all and I never listen to it. I look in the mirror and I see my mom and I see my little daughter. Like everybody, there are things about myself that I don't like. I don't want to point out my flaws. I have them. [laughs] But right now in my life I have a really good partner and somebody who makes me feel that even when I've got the flu and I'm sick or if I've just had my C-section in the hospital when I had Shiloh, he makes me feel beautiful.
I think there is a lot to being supported and loved. You know, my kids make me feel beautiful. True beauty is when you've really found something inside yourself that you're at peace with and the people around you are as well.
On being "Brangelina":
We find it silly because we are both so goofy and we know who we are. The fortunate thing is we have so many kids and so many things that ground us. Brad was laughing on the red carpet and people were asking if we were having a great time, but what he was laughing about was he'd just gotten peed on by our daughter!
On care for the children:
Angelina admits they have multiple nannies, but shared that they do not spend the night.
We take turns working so one of us is always at home and when we work we limit the hours. We don't work on weekends. We make sure both of us are at home for at least breakfast or dinner. We adjust everything around family and we're lucky that we can.
I feel for mothers who give birth and have to go to work immediately. We can bring our kids to work, and we only work four months of the year.
Why she chose to sign on to Wanted, an action movie in which she plays an assassin:
When this movie came along, I'd done A Mighty Heart, which is very emotional, and then I was going into Changeling, which was also about losing a child. I had lost my mom, I'd had a baby and I'd been breastfeeding and I was in a very emotional place as a woman. I knew instinctually and talked to Brad about it, that if I could find something that would get me physical again it would be like therapy, because everything was making me cry.
On mending fences with her estranged father, Jon Voight:
I think sometimes you have to distance yourself from relationships you feel are unhealthy for you. But we have spoken recently and we are going to try to get to know each other and maybe try not to be this daddy and daughter, but to be there for each other as friends in the coming years.
We keep thinking, "is there ever going to be a time when we don't have kids in the house?" Maybe we'll eventually start a foster home or something. We have a clinic that handles children so there are ways of looking after kids without actually physically having them in your home and we're doing more and more of that. But I think we will adopt again. I'd like to do it again.
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I love this part:
Sauntering into the room in a floor-length black dress with a revealing V-neckline that shows her bulging cleavage which she pushes together with her arms when she talks excitedly, I can't help but feel that the male population of most planets wouldn't mind being in the room with me right now.