Brad Pitt and Shiloh are show in Cannes in May, 2008.
When Shiloh Jolie-Pitt isn’t busy single-handedly rescuing a village of children in Nambia, it seems the three-year-old is dreaming of becoming an actress. The Enquirer is reporting that Shiloh has started telling everyone that she wants to do “what mommy and daddy do” and that Angelina and Brad are encouraging her. Shiloh’s first gig was in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, with her dad, and for now, Brad and Angelina want Shiloh to only work in their projects. They’re even considering enrolling her into a performing arts school:
[Three-year-old Shiloh] has already caught the acting bug – and has the full support of her movie star parents.
“Shiloh’s the product of the two best-looking actors in the world – she was custom-made to be in the movies,” enthused a longtime friend of the couple. “Her parents are already grooming her to be an actress. Brad and Angie were skeptical when Shiloh first started telling friends and family, ‘I want to do what mommy and daddy do.’ But they made a vow a while ago that they’d let each one of their six kids pursue their dreams and would encourage them to follow their passions.”
Asked at the LA premiere of Inglourious Basterds if they’d permit their children to follow in their footsteps as actors, Angelina promised she and Brad would “support” their youngsters’ career ambitions.
[Shiloh] made her big-screen debut in papa Pitt’s 2008 flick, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. And she’s already receiving a steady stream of movie, TV and commercial offers.
“At first, Brad and Angie laughed off the interest, but as she’s grown older, they haven’t been able to help but notice how Shi constantly poses in the mirror and puts on her own mini-plays,” said the friend.
“As a result, they’re looking into getting her an acting coach, and they’ve decided to ease her into the film world by first securing her small roles in their own pictures. They’re even batting around the idea of putting Shi in a performing arts school program.”
Although Shiloh is a natural ham, her siblings don’t yet appear to share her fascination, say sources. When Angelina was filming Salt in NY this past spring, Shiloh pestered Brad about going to the set.
“When she got her wish to see her mom work, Shiloh sat in her own director’s chair – eyes glued to all the behind-the-scenes action,” confided the friend.
Concluded the friend: “Shiloh was born to be a star, and her folks are doing their best to give her an early start on her dream.”
[From the National Enquirer, print edition, August 31 2009]
I wouldn’t be surprised if Shiloh ended up an actress, that’s why I believe some of this. I’ll also buy that Angelina is the kind of mother who would whole-heartedly encourage this dream – after all, Angelina’s mother did the same thing. Marcheline Bertrand enrolled Angelina in the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute when Angelina was, like, nine years old or something crazy like that. As for Brad, I doubt he wants “daddy’s girl” Shiloh to jump into being some kind of crazy child actor. Although it’s said he was the one to suggest then-baby Shiloh for the small part in Benjamin Button. So maybe he would be cool with it, but only when Shiloh works with either him or Angelina. As for the other kids… well, my guess is that the rest of them are preparing for cabinet positions during Empress Zahara’s reign.