This is probably only interesting to the die-hard loonies, but both Us Weekly and Hello! Magazine had interviews with Angelina Jolie last week, and there were some somewhat interesting quotes. Most of it was just more of the same – eating spiders, Shiloh dressing like a boy, but there is some new stuff. In Us Weekly, she talks about how Zahara is really fast:
How does it feel to film a movie again?
Great! I hadn’t worked in over a year. I had two babies and was home in my nightgown a whole lot. It was nice to get really aggressive and physical. Brad was very supportive. Anything I was ready to do, he was going to jump behind.
Were you nervous to film with the spider?
I like spiders, so I’m not that squeamish. I’ve eaten some in my days in Cambodia, so I didn’t have a problem. But I didn’t eat this one!
What do your kids think of the movie?
They saw the trailer. Half of them were completely uninterested, and Shiloh wanted me to cut my hair short. Pax got upset because someone was trying to hurt his mom. I’ll say “It’s ok, because mommy is OK in the end, and that’s all you need to know!”
With six kids, guess you’re used to running around a lot?
Yes, but they can run faster. [Zahara] is the fastest by far. They’re all over, and the twins go in different directions at the same time. We’ve gated off a lot of the rooms in the house where they were going, though.
[From US Weekly, print edition, August 9, 2010]
I’m struggling to draw something out of the information that Zahara is a great runner. Will this affect her global domination?
Also, Angelina had some interesting stuff to say to Hello:
Angelina on traveling with the kids: “We can drag them around with us now, but as they get older, they’re going to want to be with their friends, so we’re going to have to move our life around them a little more. I hope they won’t be less traveling, I hope I’ve got them healthily addicted.
On me-time: “I just don’t get it. Most people with kids just don’t get it. Sometimes you get a bath or a shower by yourself, but usually somebody is trying to come in.”
On letting the kids see her films: “The girls are just starting to be interested. They’ve seen a few minutes of Tomb Raider, but not the whole thing. Both Brad and I have done animated films this year, so they think we just do cartoon. Mr. and Mrs. Smith is going to be fun for them to discover one day because it’s their mom and dad.”
On Brad’s advice on stunt work: “He’s not [worried]. We both consider each other quite capable. he’ll ask me to double-check my harness or my rig, or he’ll say, ‘Don’t get sloppy when you are out on the roof.’”
On maybe doing a comedy: “Like everybody, I thought The Hangover was funny. I end up watching a lot of kids’ movies, so I find my children very, very funny. I am very goofy I think. I laugh and giggle – when I was pregnant I used to get the giggles for about 15 minutes, unstoppable. But I don’t think I’d be very good in a comedy. I think there are other actresses who do it brilliantly. I’d love to try, but I think I might be better as the straight man or something.”
On funny moments filming Salt: “Well, the dog didn’t like me. We did a shot which we changed later where his head was sticking out of a backpack and the whole time he was growling in my ear. I was thinking he was going to bite my ear off. Bit it looked too funny so we put his head in.”
On Shiloh being like her, and how Shiloh wants to be a boy: “She has always wanted to dress like a boy. She wants her hair cut like a boy, and wanted to go by the name John for a while. Some kids wear capes and want to be Superman; she wants to be like her brothers. So we kind of let her. It’s just who she is and it’s been a surprise to us. She’s lovely. She’s so funny and light and sweet and pretty, but she does love to wear a tie – that’s her thing.”
[From Hello Magazine, print edition]
Aw, that stuff about Shiloh was really cute. I love that Shiloh is all about the tie. I bet Zahara has already mastered tying the Windsor knot for her little sister. Zahara knows that this whole “Montenegro Style” will help in her global domination. Then they pull each other’s hair and Zahara runs away. Cute.
PS… I’m considering joining Twitter, and I think “MontenegroStyle” would be a cute name. Thoughts?