I think it’s sort of cool that Jack Black and Angelina Jolie get paired up for interviews to promote the Kung Fu Panda movies. That’s happened since the very first one, and at this point, they’re like the old married couple of animated-film-promotion. They have a strange kind of chemistry. Anyway, Jack and Angelina were paired for some interviews yesterday and they opened up about their kids and some other stuff.
Angelina Jolie Pitt thought she had her kids under control — until about four years ago. Swapping childrearing stories with her Kung Fu Panda 3 costar Jack Black, Jolie Pitt said: “You think the kids know nothing, and then you find out they’re like, ‘Oh yeah, seen it.’ That happened like four years ago.”
Black says while his kids — Samuel, 9, and Thomas, 7 — love the Kung Fu Panda movies, “They’re a little weirded out that I’m in them. They haven’t seen any of my movies except Kung Fu Panda. I don’t like to say, ‘Hey, you have to see School of Rock.’ ”
He adds that as of now, he doesn’t want his kids to watch any of his R-rated films. “I don’t think they’re ready for The Pick of Destiny, where I smoke a bong with Satan. But someday they probably will be.”
Jolie Pitt quips, “Whereas my eldest probably already has. My oldest especially loves Jack’s music. He’s introduced him to a few words, few thoughts.”
In terms of finding out that the kids have seen more movies than she thought, I kind of hope Angelina’s kids haven’t seen most of her movies. I think the older kids would probably enjoy the Tomb Raider movies, but Angelina has made some sexy movies which I sincerely hope her children never see. Original Sin? Taking Lives? Nope. But the kids can watch Maleficent and…? I don’t know, The Tourist?
Angelina and Jack also sat down for a joint Today Show interview (video below) and they talked about how their kids got to do some voice-acting for the film. Angelina said: “What I think was so sweet about it was that they took it very seriously. They came in and they said, ‘I don’t know if I can do this!’” When asked if she and Brad wanted the kids to eventually work in Hollywood, she said: “We’ve always said, if they’re gonna be actors, I hope they do something and then be actors.”
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