Angelina Jolie’s top five revelations

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Angelina Jolie – Oscar winner, Brad Pitt’s constant companion, humanitarian, mom and constant holder of such titles as World’s Sexiest Woman and Most Beautiful Being in the Universe. And now, screenwriter and film director. The 36-year-old actress opens up about her family, her goals, and whether she and Pitt will ever tie the knot.
Here are Jolie’s top five recent revelations.
She cooks: Tabloids claiming she’s on a crazy diet, take note. Jolie and Pitt made their own Thanksgiving feast this year. “Brad and I decided we were actually going to make the turkey, and we were very successful and very proud of ourselves. This was just the two of us, with the kids watching, trying to pretend we knew exactly what we were doing.”
Her kids are as eccentric as she is: Jolie shared tidbits about her brood in an interview in the January issue of Marie Claire. Of 3-year-old Vivienne, she said, “She is so elegant and delicate. Vivi will pick flowers from the garden and put them in her hair.” As for Zahara, 6: “She’s begun horseback riding. She has found her thing.” Her oldest, Pax, 8, is “extremely wild … but he has a very, very good heart. You know, like those punk rockers.” “When you really get to know them and they are just pussycats.”
She’s just like other moms: Like other working moms, Jolie must balance career with motherhood. Since starting a family, her attitude about acting has changed. She said: “I don’t feel needed in a position of being an actor. I feel like I’m needed at home as a mom,” Jolie said. “I’d love to be able to write or direct or work on and produce more projects about issues dealing with situations that I feel passionate about.”
She and Brad are like a regular married couple: She says that they try to keep things “normal” and even have date nights together. And like other couples, the actress admitted they have their differences in opinion, especially when it comes to politics. For one, Jolie said she and Pitt have different views on the death penalty. Of course, everyone wants to know if wedding bells are in the couple’s future, a question Jolie continues to dodge. She feels more exposed now than ever before: For her latest film, the Golden Globe-nominated ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’, Jolie stayed behind the camera, as writer and director, but said she felt even more exposed than when she was acting. Jolie said it felt “bizarre” to play the role of the writer and the director, but added that it was “great not to be in front of the camera.”