Angelina Jolie brought all six kids to the TIFF ‘First They Killed’ premiere

42nd Toronto International Film Festival - 'First They Killed my Father' - Premiere

Angelina Jolie and all of her kids are in Toronto right now. The group arrived over the weekend, and Angelina and four of the kids attended The Breadwinner premiere on Sunday night – that’s an animated film which Angelina produced. But the big red carpet was last night, for Angelina’s latest directorial effort, First They Killed My Father. For the premiere, Angelina wore a skiny black sack dress from Ralph & Russo which is not the best but not the worst either. The sleeve is odd and the dress doesn’t really fit, but I still think she looks good.

All six of Angelina’s kids came to this premiere, and Angelina even did separate photos with Maddox and Pax. Pax is really cute, you guys. Like, he has amazing bone structure. He could be a model. Maddox seems to be a bit more camera-shy, but the vibe I’m getting from both of the older boys is that they’re doing this to make their mom happy, because she asked. The rest of the kids were hanging out with the child actors from the film. Angelina told Extra:

“When I first read it, it really affected me, but I didn’t think of making a film… Loung [Ung] became a friend and we became girlfriends for 16 years.” They went on to co-write the screenplay together. Jolie’s kids now call Loung auntie. She added, “They love her, she is family, Loung and I wrote the script years ago and we talked about it being a film, but we said it really has to be about Maddox, he goes back to Cambodia often he knows what it is to be Cambodian, but to work for months and go this deep into the history, was going to be another level of understanding he had to be old enough to absorb it.”

Maddox, now 16, was an executive producer on the film, “He was amazing, he actually really impressed me, he had to earn it. I was able to say, you have a job, get over here, help me with this… I would say more notes, type it up, he was great.” Maddox helped make the film relate to Cambodians from the perspective of a child, “He was able to say to me, I don’t understand this, you have to make it clear.” She said, “He and Pax helped and did photography.”

Jolie brought all six of her children to the premiere and they spent time together during the festival, calling it, “Wonderful.” She went on, “They’re having a great time. They are really close friends with the cast’s kids, so while they are working they are trashing a hotel room.”

The 42-year old, who is dealing with a public divorce from Brad Pitt, simply said this about dealing with all the ups and downs, “You move on.”

[From Extra]

I have mixed feelings about Angelina’s insistence that Maddox was the executive producer. I think it’s smart/interesting that she waited to do this film until Maddox was ready to be involved, but to have him as the executive producer is just… odd. I don’t know. But it’s cool that the kids are hanging out with the cast members.

42nd Toronto International Film Festival - 'First They Killed my Father' - Premiere

42nd Toronto International Film Festival - 'First They Killed my Father' - Premiere

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152 Responses to “Angelina Jolie brought all six kids to the TIFF ‘First They Killed’ premiere”

  1. Shambles says:

    Oh, Angie. Your white ensemble gave me hope, but we’re back to the black sack. Oh well. All of those kids are so grown up, it’s crazy.

  2. Fa says:

    Both the boys had role on the movie one is ex-producer and Pax did still photography for the movie.

  3. Ytbtet says:

    I see a little bit of vintage Jolie in terms of styling… except the eyes also in terms of fillers why do celebrities inject so much filler? It just be a small amount and many don’t seem to cover the junction between the tear trough and cheeks its weird I’m so use to her being really strong and confident now that she seems more vulnerable she seems like completely different side but kind of shows you we are all humans

    The reason I think we are seeing more of her kids is because I think she feel vulnerable I don’t think she likes being single and she said as much

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      Being single is no reason to bring your kids onto red carpets. Maybe Maddox and Pax are old enough to know what walking the carpet means, but the younger children? There is no way they understand that these pictures will be searchable forever online. I can google their baby pictures, for goodness sake! It’s downright creepy.

      I give kudos to celebs who don’t make their children the center of their image. I couldn’t tell you what Cate Blanchett’s kids look like, or Christian Bales’, or Matt Damon’s, and I much prefer it that way.

      • Adorable says:

        The kids,whom we’ve seen since they were babies are there to support they’re mother & obviously they know about where they’re picture are..(Again they’ve been photographed since they were kids,albeit this time in a controlled setting)..If you’re uncomfortable seeing the pictures,don’t look at them…simple..& you can’t compare those celebs to the other…There’s interest in Jolie’s work,as well as in her personal life.

      • Alix says:

        Poor Vivienne looks miserable.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        The very reason we have seen those kids since they were babies is because their parents sold their baby/adoption pictures to People magazine for good publicity. That’s gross and any celeb who has done the same I give MAJOR side eye to.

        What happens when one of these kids grows up wanting anonymity and they can’t because their mom traded their privacy for good press?

      • Ytbtet says:

        Not saying it’s right or wrong but I do think it’s the reason… personally I like to spend as much time as I can with family. It in terms of being photographed I think I probably disagree

        I know people are saying she has brought her kids before but more they are at every premiere which I don’t think would be the case if she was with brad

      • Bridget says:

        @Goats – I will give the Jolie this. The demand for those baby pics at the time was INSANE. To the point where someone was going to get hurt trying to get them. I’ve actually never faulted them for going that route.

        As for the present day, that’s a different discussion, and one that I’m sure will get heated.

      • Heat says:

        The kids did red carpets before AJ was single, so it has nothing to do with that.
        This is their mother’s film, but also one that Pax & Maddox worked on, so they are all there to support each other. I think that’s lovely.
        As far as it goes with the baby photos being sold, I think both Brad & Angie chose the lesser of the evils, which was to get out ahead of the insane paparazzi by having the photos done and sold. The money from the photos was donated to charity. If they hadn’t taken control of the photos, the paps would have hounded them relentlessly (moreso than usual) to get picture, regardless. This way, at least the money went to charity, instead of some gossip rag.

      • Goats on the Roof says:

        There’s a big honking difference from occasional paparazzi photos to actively putting your children and their business out for public consumption. Even IF they only sold their baby pictures to curb paparazzi attention, what’s the excuse for the past decade plus? They’ve been mentioned in so many interviews that we know which ones like to cook, what foreign languages they take, who likes their blanky, and so forth. Brad and Angie weren’t forced to sell their wedding photos and share the details with People magazine. They had successfully pulled off a legal ceremony in the states and then their wedding for the family at Miraval.

        Angie has made a conscious effort to make her children a part of her brand. I’m not saying Brad is innocent in this–he has definitely participated, especially when he was catching heat for leaving his ex-wife for Angelina. No matter who does it, it’s not okay. These kids deserve privacy until they are old enough to make an informed decision about what being in the spotlight entails.

      • lucy2 says:

        GOTR, I’m in agreement. I think the oldest 2 are old enough to understand the complexities of becoming a more public person, and if both were involved in the film in some capacity (executive producer?….yeah ok) then I can see them attending, but the young kids shouldn’t have to do this.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I agree on this. It is another bad PR move on her part. The children are adorable and fun to see, but they had no business there except for the older two. She has gotten far too heavy handed with her message.

      • Bridget says:

        I’m not weighing in on the rest, but again – I feel that it’s unfair to hold the way the birth photos were released.

    • Kate says:

      She feels vulnerable in front of the press and the cameras…so she’s putting her children in front of them to shield herself a bit?

      If that’s what she’s doing it’s messed up. I can understand her not feeling comfortable right now, but her children have been through the same drama, and the more she does this the more likely it is someone in the press stops being polite and goes ahead and directs an awkward question at them.

    • Embee says:

      I think we are seeing the whole crew because Mom and two of the siblings worked on this project and the younger kids are friends with the child stars of the movie! It would be weird if the DIDN’T attend IMO!

      • Kate says:

        They could attend but go on through another entrance, avoiding the cameras and the press. There’s no reason they had to walk the red carpet and be photographed.

      • Embee says:

        There are lots of things they “could” do; they chose to attend the movie (and the red carpet) as a family. Hardly strange or sensational when you consider 3 out of the 7 worked on the movie.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        A reason could be is because they wanted to and she allowed it.

      • Liz Simpson says:

        I agree and when a reporter called out to the kids to ask if they were proud of their Mum, Shiloh turned round and said “We love her” .those kids love their Mum so much, it’s so obvious! Angie has said the Vivienne is a Mummy’s girl and clingy and she herself goes out of her way to always hold Her and take care of her, the rest of them are brimming with confidence, love being there,it’s very obvious! I don’t think she uses them, they want to be there especially at such an important film. And very often she’s only seen with two or three,they don’t all go places at once. Believe me, kids are very good at letting people know when they are somewhere unwillingly and I don’t see that on any faces except Vivs and there could be lots of reasons for that as she’s the youngest.

    • Ennie says:

      don’t you remember there was a siege at AJ’s hospital in France when she was about to deliver? Brad got angry at not only paps, and they have had a relaxed approach, someone invaded their Francepropierty for pics. Getting a pic deal was, IMO, was a good choice, at the time, that they controlled some of those pics and used the money(millions of dollars) for charity. Other artists post IG pics of them for free, but then use the children to further their own careers, so it is not like they are on a league of their own.
      The children were going to be photographed anyway, better to get them in these settings than stalked over,

  4. Clare says:

    Personally, I don’t see anything wrong with her getting her kids involved with her passion projects. This isn’t novel or unique, loads of people do this.
    I mean, to me its the same as a lawyer or architect getting their kid to intern at their firm – if that’s what the kid is interested in doing, what’s the problem? Not like she is saying the kid actually PRODUCED the film, she’s saying he took notes and gave ideas etc?

    Let’s find something else to criticize about her (like the bizarro dress) – her kids clearly adore her and vice versa.

    • Kate says:

      No, she is actually saying he produced. She gave him a producer credit.

      That’s a very different thing to letting your 15yr old kid make copies and coffees in your office.

      • Kate says:

        So why a producer credit then? Why not have him start at the bottom like anyone else? There’s no shortage of roles in a production she could have given him that would actually be appropriate, but she went straight to making him a producer.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        @ Kate

        Because it is her project and her son and she can name him as an exec producer if she wants to. That is how it works since it is HER project. What is so hard for you to understand about that?

        She wanted her kid involved and he was. She even said it was partially for him. It is not as if he did not do work at all. From the article, it said that he was doing grunt work for his mother. He wasn’t sitting around bossing anyone around or calling shots. If anyone had problems with what Maddox was doing, I am pretty sure you would have dug that information up and would be proudly informing everyone in this thread how much of a nightmare Maddox was on set. Just like you did that RT score.

      • Erinn says:

        Aiobhan Targaryen — I’ve seen a lot of people defend this. But I also remember a LOT of people criticizing the shit out of Brooklyn Beckham (not necessarily you) for doing photography on shoots. So I genuinely hope that these aren’t the same people – or that if they are, they’ll lighten up towards other celebrity spawn benefiting from nepotism, not just the ones they like.

    • Goats on the Roof says:

      She gave Maddox an executive producer credit. It’s not like she hooked him up with a job as a production assistant or intern. She’s saying he produced the film…at 15.

      • Clare says:

        Guys, its an Executive Producer credit. Very different from Producer. Completely different roles. Exec producer titles go to all sorts of people, ranging from investors, to stars, to the directors dog. Were you guys equally incensed when DJ Khaled, Frank Ocean, Nas named their kids (and dog lol) as exec producers on their projects (toddlers, btw)? Or is your ire saved especially for Jolie?

        I can’t tell you ‘why’ she did it. What I CAN tell you is, this is normal. People put their children is positions of ‘power’ with fancy titles ALL.THE.TIME. To answer your point as to why she wouldn’t make him start ‘from the bottom’…well, that is how nepotism works. In all industries. She isn’t the first or last actor (or parents, or family friend) to do this.

        Anyway I’ve pretty much said what I will about this – so I’ll leave it at this. You don’t have to agree.

      • MostlyMegan says:

        And the sad thing that happens when you pre-emptively award unearned titles like ‘executive producer’ to a 15-year-old who didn’t executive produce – is that when they DO finally earn that, it is empty because they got the credit long ago for doing very little. There is no incentive to prove yourself or work hard – it robs your kids of a sense of real achievement from hard work. I know Maddox was the one who said, ‘now the time is right’ to make the film, but I don’t know if there was much more to his work than that.

      • DiamondGirl says:

        The same nepotism she benefited from, having an Oscar-winning father. Start on third base without hitting a ball.

      • Kate says:

        I know what an executive producer is, thanks. Yes, it’s often a credit given to people who did little actual work on the film, but those people bring money or credibility or connections to the project. They’re there because their name bring value to the project, not because mummy or daddy wanted to make them feel special. It’s actually really rare for a filmmaker parent to do this with their kids, and it always raises eyebrows high when it does happen. Most celebrity parents open the door for their kids, but they still make them start with the crap jobs. Director’s kids often work as an assistant to the less important stars of the film for example.

        I don’t particularly like musicians giving their infants EP credits, but at least with a toddler it doesn’t signify an actual claim that they fulfilled the role in any way.

      • LadyT says:

        Clare- Giving executive producer credit to a dog or a toddler is obviously tongue-in-cheek. In this instance Jolie sincerely named Maddox executive producer. She also referred to him as “a linguist” because he likes languages. This was not meant as a joke as were your other examples.

    • Bridget says:

      She gave a 16 year old on his first job an Exec Producer credit. It doesn’t matter if it’s a “vanity” credit (which it actually isn’t – either you invested money to make it happen, or you were actively involved in making the movie come to life on a high level), she’s trying to say that he earned it. He should have been an Intern or an Assistant.

      • tracking says:

        +1 The way she describes it, doesn’t seem like he did anything substantive at all.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Exactly. It doesn’t make one iota of sense.

      • Artemis says:

        Yep.

        Why do people act like he earned this credit when there are children his age who go to conventional full time school with all the responsibilities that entails to succeed AND have a weekend or afterschool job where people do not care 1 bit about you (which means you get real world experience which shapes character) but Maddox types up some notes for his mother and he deserves an Exec credit? ‘Kay then…

        People really do need to stop harping on models who are the product of nepotism because at least these teens are the face of their work and put themselves out there for ridicule and travel independently. If Maddox gets a pass for barely doing something then these young model girls should be applauded for being self-sufficient without hanging on their parents’ coattails. Sorry not sorry.

        It’s also blatantly obvious that the older boys are into video/photo careers and such as she’s setting up their careers as we type. I do have to say, we actually have evidence of Pax being a photographer (he already seems better than Brooklyn Beckham tbh) as his photos were in an article about this film:
        https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/11/angelina-jolie-cambodia-first-they-killed-my-father

        Maddox however, we have no clue how good he was at his ‘note typing’ *rolls eyes*. Of course she as his mother would never deign to call his role what is: assisting or interning.

      • Liz Simpson says:

        I think it was wonderful she did this,none of her kids act out, they seem incredibly level headed, I’m sure Maddox is full of pride for the film, for the depiction of his birth country and his mother’s faith in him to go far.
        And yes! I think this is reserved for Angie, this vitriol, I see no such heated discussion on Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith who have two of the most obnoxious entitled uneducated showbiz kids around.
        I think Angie is empowering her children to think for themselves and also to be aware of the plight of so many children in other countries.

  5. Mermaid says:

    I love her hair here. The kids all look adorable. I think the dress would be amazing if it were shorter. I love asymmetrical dresses but the length is off here.

  6. ArchieGoodwin says:

    I think it’s great Maddox was EP. My daughter was head of Wardrobe, for her school play, this year. She was just about 16. The entire wardrobe, make up, hair, costumes, etc, had to be there for each show, it was a huge job but she loved it.
    the play was Joseph and the Coat (too lazy to type the whole name lol!) so it was a lot of costumes, etc, and a fairly large cast.

    So I am sure that he did much work as EP.

    Ok, I’m projecting, but I don’t think he was EP in name only, is my point.

    • minxx says:

      Your daughter worked for a SCHOOL PLAY, not for a major motion picture in HW. Do you see the difference?

      • ArchieGoodwin says:

        well, I have had varied responses to your post. I’m going to go with the “benefit of the doubt” and pretend that you weren’t actually trying to be rude, nor diminish my daughter’s accomplishments.

        I will suggest you reread my post to garner my point. If you cannot comprehend my point after rereading (which, again the BOTD given) I will tempt to explain in in simpler terms for you.

        of course, you will have to be polite, when you ask for clarification. So off you go, to try and understand what I was saying!

      • Des says:

        But also, Maddox’s parents both work in Hollywood and have always had their kids around them even when working? Making a multi-million dollar movie is obviously more complicated than a school play but depending on what you’re doing, 16 is mature enough to handle quite a few things. Most of us with family businesses have been expected to do fairly complicated things at a young age.

    • Amy says:

      That’s a great achievement at a young age!

      BUT There’s a bit of a difference between being selected because of your talent for this huge job with lots of responsibility in your school play and giving your fifteen year old credit for “executive producing” your new movie. I am sure he made a significant contribution and carried out an array of tasks which helped shape the movie but it does come across as a bit incredulous. Aren’t executive producers basically the money bags of a movie set? Executive producers have a lot of control over the final product – their financial contribution is usually the main reason it actually becomes anything at all. It’s a senior position.

      I think my point is it does seem an example of typical nepotism. If it hadn’t been for mummy’s money, he wouldn’t have been credited with that position. Any other kid would be down in the credits in a less vaulted position. Yes, great experience for him but it devalues everyone else trying to make it in this industry/his peers when rich and connected parents persist with such idiocy.

  7. Adorable says:

    Vintage jolie indeed👌🏼👌🏼She looks sensational….yea yea I’m being picky but c’mon Mad you could have thrown a suit on🙄😅..

  8. Flipper says:

    That dress looks weird. It doesn’t fit at all.

  9. Kate says:

    60% on RT. Looks like another stunningly mediocre film from Jolie.

    • Sushi says:

      Someone is almost gleeful. A film with all unknown actors 60%. George Clooney film with famous stars Matt Damon, Jullianne Moore 44%.

      • Kate says:

        What’s your point? By all accounts Suburbicon is really bad. Arguing Jolie’s film is somewhat less bad doesn’t make it good.

        Star power has nothing to do with RT reviews. Great films starring nobodies get great scores. It aggregates film reviews, not hype.

      • Paige says:

        What’s your point, Kate? I see five reviews on RT. Three fresh and two rotten. The press screenings are today and later this week, so sometime this week we’ll get a better look at what critics are saying. Hashtag #FirstTheyKilledMyFather on Twitter. What exactly is coming out of tiff because what I read is positive and praise?

      • Kate says:

        Did you read the fresh reviews? Because they’re right on the borderline of being rotten.

        If you filter through that hashtag (which is primarily filled with fans talking about her beauty and her children) to find the actual film critics in amongst the fangirling press, it’s not positive. Praise for the worthiness of the story, very little praise for the filmmaking or the end result.

      • Paige says:

        How are the fresh reviews on the borderline of being rotten? I know it’s hard for some people to see her getting some praise but you can’t make up things because you don’t like a celebrity. The fresh reviews are an A- and B+, how is that borderline rotten?

        When I was grade school twenty years ago, As and Bs were positive grades. BBC News reviewed it and gave it a 4/5. Roger Friedman who hates everything said it was a huge achievement and important as Dunkirk. One of the positive reviews- excuse me borderline rotten said Jolie should be “Angelina Jolie should be heralded as the next cinematic auteur, a master crafts woman of the medium”. The reviews I’ve read praised Jolie directing too. She had to a fantastic job telling the story to receive the praise because if didn’t do Loung Ung’s story justice they would be coming for her.

    • Ramy says:

      She ‘ve got standing O both in Telluride
      And tiff the reviews were amazing .and it’s not the usual Commercial movie with big names

  10. MostlyMegan says:

    Poor Viv, she always looks miserable.

    • Nancy says:

      She does, as does Shiloh, who I think has the roughest road ahead of her. As for Viv, she’s a little girl thrust in a crowd of people she doesn’t know, having her name screamed out. This isn’t a normal or natural occurrence for a child, especially a shy one…..but it is all she has ever known…….still doesn’t make it right. *I know I will receive rebuttals from disgruntled fans, saying it’s part of the business….but it isn’t. You could name on one hand other actors who bring the kids out so regularly. In fact, at the moment, I can’t name anyone else.* Third post and I’m off to work…..without my baby :(

    • Nikki says:

      I’m not making a mountain out of a molehill – i.e., psychoanalyzing Vivienne or guessing why she looks unhappy – but until now I thought it was kind of humorous that in EVERY shot I’ve seen of her since toddlerhood, she does look at least vaguely worried or displeased, or like she’s side-eyeing the situation. She also seems to often want to hold her mom’s hand or be held, and she often is pictured dragging a little stuffed animal or doll. I just thought she’s a little cuddlebunny who gives a mean side eye, aka Prince George, but this is the first time I realized she may just be unhappy at these public events.

    • Rhea says:

      She clearly doesn’t like to stop and pose for a picture taken by strangers, which understandable. But I saw that she was all smiling happily after done with that part—on other pictures. I’m just guessing…perhaps she wants to join her family on the premiere, but hates posing for picture?

  11. Nancy says:

    Angie brings the kids to work part deux.

  12. HeatherAnn says:

    I’m getting up this morning and taking my son to my work, as a lawyer. He’s going to just handle my 30 million dollar closing. Because you know, he needs no training or anything. Whatever Angie. She gets more annoying everyday.

  13. Talie says:

    I do find it odd how much she is pushing these kids out there since the divorce…like slow it down a bit. Unless she wants them to start working in films?

  14. Fa says:

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  15. jenna says:

    The sudden vitriol directed towards Angelina is unexpected. I had no idea Brad was so popular. This level of criticism hasn’t been seen or felt since….. well since Brad left Jennifer and we all jumped on that negative bandwagon.

    She and Brad have always put their children first and brought them to various events. She did say she made this film for Maddox and waited until he was old enough to be involved in it. He didn’t direct the film. He executive produced it – which does not require any experience whatsoever.

    • DiamondGirl says:

      I think with what the children have been through in the past year, it seems like they should be allowed to stay in privacy. I’m glad Vivienne has someone to lean on here – she looks so unhappy.

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        The kids should be allowed to do what makes them happy. Within reason, of course

        If hanging out with their mother on a film set or at a premiere makes them happy, wonderful. If staying at home makes them happy, that is great as well.

        They chose to hang with their mother. You are turning the kids into victims for hanging with their mother. Yet say nothing they they still have not been seen with their father. The kids are not the victims of their mother. If Angelina is the villainness, where is their father to save them?

      • DiamondGirl says:

        You have no idea whether or not the kids all chose to go. If your mother says “we’re going”, everyone goes.

        Just because there are no pics with their father does not mean they aren’t spending time together. Do you think if there are no pics, something hasn’t happened?

      • Tulip Garden says:

        Jolie did make it clear in the Vanity Fair interview that despite the kids wishes not to go on certain tips as they age, ultimately, she decided to make them go because she thinks it will benefit them. Very, Mother Knows Best (from Tangled, best Disney film!).

      • Aiobhan Targaryen says:

        @Diamondgirl

        You have no idea that those kids are being forced to go to the events. My mother may have forced me, maybe. Maybe your mother would have forced you. But all mothers don’t work that way. She has been on a press tour for a few days and all the kids did not show up to every event she was at- which goes against what you wrote.

        In what world do you think the press would not hunt down any opportunity to see Brad with the kids? There are about ten years worth of photos him out with the kids. What makes you think that he would not take the chance to “accidentally” be shown with the kids to prove that he is the dad he is trying so hard to portray himself as in the media. Why is Angelina the only devious parent who uses the kids for publicity? If you believe that about her, why aren’t you asking about what the father is trying to do to stop it?

        I guess there actually is one Disney film that I have not seen. I am kind of sad about that.

    • Sushi says:

      Some people just like to find any things big or small to attack her. So it is no surprise. Yesterday, it was her weight, the day before, it was her cast and today it was her children.

      • Lady D says:

        IKR? According to some she is just the worst mother ever, and should be stripped of custody immediately. How dare she bring her children out in public, how dare she allow them to accompany her to work and how dare she let them get involved in what she does for a living? Horrible, horrible woman and mother. If only they had a father who cared and wanted to protect them from the hellish life they are leading.

      • Annetommy says:

        I wouldn’t dream of attacking someone for their weight. And I have no strong feelings about Angie one way or another; although she is obviously a woman that is interested in more than being a beautiful empty vessel. However, the evidence of my own eyes is that she appears to be very thin. I note that, just as I note if someone is considerably heavier than average. Just as I wouldn’t attack Gabourey Sidebe or Chrissy Metz for their weight, I wouldn’t attack Angie. But it is noticeable, to me.

    • Kate says:

      It’s not sudden. Were you not around when they sold their children’s baby/adoption pictures? Or when they did big glossy photoshoots with them? Or when they sold their wedding pictures and story, with a focus on the children?

      I’ve never liked the way they put their children in the spotlight, not from day one. If this was a post about Brad walking them down a red carpet for one of his premieres, I’d be posting about that, like I have when he’s done it in the past. It’s not Brad vs. Angelina. I disliked it when they both did it, and I’ll dislike it if he ever does it again solo.

    • Sage says:

      Lol…Sudden vitriol??!? Angelina has always been heavily criticized.

    • Ennie says:

      +1, Jenna. some people just take this opportunity to attack. I love that this is a movie about this particular subject. I saw “The Killing Fields” many years ago,and was horrorstruck. Seeing a movie about the same subject from a different point of view, particularly children will be difficult, but I’ll try to get around to watch it, regardless the professional critics and hateful ones.

  16. BJ says:

    The kids look great.Viv seems to be upset about something. Maddox has a title as EP so what? Frank Ocean’s dog was the EP of his album.DJ Khalid’s year old son is listed as an EP on his albums.
    Much Ado about nothing

  17. Iknowwhatboyslike says:

    I know they’ve – meaning Brange — have brought all six children to premieres before. So I don’t find them being there — especially to support their mother, odd. but the petty side of me wonders if she is making a point to have all of them together at once to show the difference between her relationship with the children and Brad’s? She has 100% access to them while he doesn’t. And please, I would bet good money that if he did have 100% access to all of the children, Brad would be doing a pap stroll to prove that point.

  18. serena says:

    Shilou looks so much like Brad in that photo, wow! And I agree, Pax has an amazing bone structure.

  19. teehee says:

    This must be a PR stunt to lighten her image. For shame.

  20. BearcatLawyer says:

    Did anyone ask her about actively working with the regime? Or terrifying innocent villagers? Or playing bizarre casting games with impoverished children? Anyone?

    • LadyT says:

      No. Nothing. Lainey’s article from yesterday says that Jolie and her (shield of) children were greeted with reverence, not at all the usual bustling and shouting of a red carpet.

    • jenna says:

      Because that would be appropriate in front of the children……

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        FTKMF is a movie about the Khmer Rouge and the atrocities they inflicted on an entire country. If Angelina is willing to let her kids work on and watch this movie about one of the worst genocides in human history, I think they can handle their mother being asked some tough questions during a film festival. God knows many kids in Cambodia have suffered far worse than mere questions over the past forty years.

    • Don't kill me I am French says:

      One of my neighbors is a Belgian movie journalist .He was at Telluride fest and he is at TIFF.
      He thinks her movie is Her best effort .At Telluride fest,he wanted to ask her about the casting/regime help scandal.The publicist stopped the question and he is blacklisted by her team for TIFF

      • tracking says:

        Damn, that’s ridiculous.

      • BearcatLawyer says:

        That is insane…and further evidence that AJ needs a better publicist. The right team could have addressed these issues appropriately and tempered the totally justified criticism she received after the VF interview. Instead her team would rather sweep it under the rug and lash out at journalists for doing their jobs.

      • LadyT says:

        Bearcat- Unfortunately sweeping it under the rug is working for her. This IS her PR move. Among these posts only a handful, including me, have even mentioned the VF interview and our desire for an explanation. But her beauty/children are admired a lot. Oh well.

      • Artemis says:

        Now that she’s in control of her movies, she can’t blame her ‘lawyer’ like she used to do so she’s opting to sweep criticism under the carpet. She’s 100% a Hollywood product before a humanitarian, her million dollar smile and her children who are a shield for bad press are proof of this.

      • pwal says:

        @LadyT… while it is concerning that Angelina has seemingly succeeded in avoiding getting the question asked, it’s not going to work long term. I suspect that this anecdote will find its way into reviews and I also suspect that someone will ask her when she least expect it and if she fails to answer or offer a palatable explanation (especially after a long period of supposed contemplation), the backlash will be worse than if she would’ve put on her big girl pants and handle the question now. Of course, she has a couple of more PR stops, so maybe she will address it, but it’s pretty telling that she may be waiting until she knows what’s what with the reviews.

  21. Wow says:

    Of COURSE she did. It’s the perfect PR go to according to some royal followers who criticize The Duke and Duchess for bringing their kids on trips or releasing photos.

  22. Nibbi says:

    lawd she is gorgeous… all i can ever say…
    and i like the asymmetrical sack dress. i like that a black sack is her ‘thing.’ i like that this feels like a return to vintage angie, and she looks amazing and radiant and happy again.
    also, that phenomenon in which boys seems to resemble their mothers more and daughters, their fathers, seems in full play here. (is that a real thing, or just an impression i’m forever getting??) yes, vivien and esp shiloh look so much like brad, but can we talk about how knox is basically a little-boy version of his mother. those same stunning features, even that weird sort of ‘glow.’ just wow.

  23. Bxhal says:

    Darn it people need to let this woman just live her life. Her kids, her choice. Darn! I love her. She’s beautiful. With all she has put up with in the past ten years including battling illness and considering her messed up past with her dad, I’m surprised weight loss is the only thing that worries. She’s braver than most and unafraid and unashamed of the way she lives her life and that bothers people coz they can’t control her or put her in a box to define her. I love it. I love her. And the two boys are so grown and handsome. Can’t wait to see the roads life will lead them to. All of Angie’s kids are so stunning and clean up nice. I love this family. Wish my Brad and his demons hadnt messed this up.

  24. noodle says:

    Pax is a very handsome.
    Viv totally looks like she is not comfortable in this setting.
    Angelina looks stunning.
    I probably would not bring my kids out for this sort of occasion. Too overwhelming.

  25. Freddy Spaghetti says:

    I kind of like the dress! But I’m tired of her using her kids as PR. Poor Vivienne looks like she’s about to cry. The use of the kids is getting ridiculous.

    I wish she’d apologize for the Vanity Fair nonsense, admit she wasn’t remotely culturally sensitive about the casting process and working with the current Cambodian government, and be done with it.

  26. Cynical says:

    omg all the comments about Viv being miserable – it’s ONE picture!! I have no idea what her mood actually was, but basing it off of one picture? Have you ever photographed children? You get every possible expression in a 15 second timespan. Maybe she’s reacting to something she saw, maybe someone yelled at her, maybe she’s miserable – who knows! But I’m certainly not going to judge Angelina’s whole parenting on it.

    I was there – the kids weren’t on the carpet – that was the walk from the car inside the theatre – the red carpet for this one was inside, and not all of them walked it.

    The film is beautiful, and I really like how she captured it from a child’s perspective. It’s hard to watch, definitely difficult subject matter, and it opened my eyes to something I really didn’t know much about. The actress who played Loung is just amazing.

    I’ll bet it was quite emotional for Maddox, he probably learned a lot and had a very personal experience. Who cares if he got an EP credit? All these judgy judgy people “she’s ruining him, he’ll never appreciate anything, he didn’t work for it” do you have nothing better to think about? She’s hardly the first person to give her child opportunities – and I’d venture he’s a better person for the overall experience.

  27. Sage says:

    Her hair and makeup look nice. The dress is a little too baggy.

  28. Sara says:

    The lainey article Jolie Monday . is pretty amazing from some one was there see it herself and it says it all about Angie’s star power despite of all the other stars were there she took all media attention. Even the small details about the kids and their relationship with each other and thier mom especially that
    Shiloh part .

  29. peace says:

    It’s been non stop Angelina at TIFF since sunday,There is abuzz…… miss the arrival at POW, saw her walk the line greeting fans. Standing O after, reviews are good ….. It’s been a great week in T.O for Angelina.

  30. KB says:

    If Pax doesn’t get into modeling, he has missed his calling. His bone structure is incredible.

  31. sereneeirene says:

    Mad and Pax worked on the movie, so I guess they would want to be on the red carpet. And if you had a big family you would know the others would want to be there too. They all seem to have fun. Z is so elegant, she really knows how to dress for a red carpet. Angie seems a little shy , I don’t understand why. She still has it, and it’s exactly what Lainey said : “Angelina Jolie is one of the few Ultimate Movie Stars. Other people told me later on that they’d forgotten what it was like to look at her. It’s that face, that spectacular face. They used to say this about Elizabeth Taylor’s face. That it could stop people from talking, sometimes breathing. “

  32. Moi says:

    She looks super pretty here And healthy. That’s all I’ve got.

  33. Candies says:

    She looks good to me. She is wearing for her body type. Kids are growing up …

  34. I am bored says:

    I bet you don’t have a problem with Brad Pitt winning an Oscar for a movie he was onset for 5 or less days and was in London filming s different movie at the time. Sure you don’t have a problem with Brad Pitt being the EP for moonlight when he was overseas and had nothing real to do with the movie. I’m sure you don’t remember when Brad Pitt actually really did produce a movie and live amo was onset and millions of dollars was lost…Cough world war z cough.

    Of course this isn’t about Brad Pitt but at least Maddox was onset full time and I believe he did put in the work and was likely far better at the job than his supposed dad.

    So happy Angelina’s (likely) last directorial effort is getting a fair shot. I knew they would be fair if she dumped the dead end /baggage. An entertainment reporter once said (earlier this year ) that they gave her such a hard time because she had it all … Or so they thought.

    Without the loser ex she’s getting the best reviews of her directorial career. It must’ve been ego smashing when by the sea was trashed… Honestly , that wouldve been a better movie without HIM.

    • Kate says:

      Uh, no I don’t have a problem with that. Brad owns a production company and puts money into those films, as well as networking behind the scenes. He’s doing the job of an actual producer, which isn’t about being on-set regularly. Most producers only spend a lot of time on-set if the film is falling apart, as in your WWZ example.

  35. rere says:

    Kate is wrong, delusional, a not honest. Whatever…

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