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Angelina Jolie on The Today Show

Angelina Jolie on The Today Show


Ann Curry :: In what seems to be the middle of no where, on the edge of Namibia in Southern Africa.  A very pregnant Angelina Jolie emerged from her private family vacation to speak on behalf of children in poor countries who don’t get to go to school. What is the worst, in your mind, of that?
Angelina Jolie :: 
God, there are just so many things.  It’s really that thought of the potential of a human being.  The lack of education causes death.  More children die under the age of 5 when the parents aren’t educated.  More people get AIDS when they haven’t had an education.  Statistics prove that if every child was in school, every year, 700,000 less people would get AIDS.
AC :: It seems also, for you, kind of a personal thing.  You have two children you’ve adopted.  Both of you whom might have been in this same circumstance of not being able to get educated.  And when you look at them and realize that…
AJ :: I look at them and just think, especially my daughter and how many millions of kids are out of school in her country.  Especially girls.  And I know how families with AIDS when parents die of AIDS, there’s no possible way that children can make a school fee.  There’s no possible way she would have gone to school.  And she is so smart and so strong.  Her potential as a women one day is great.  You multiply her by thousands and that is the thing that I can so clearly see when I look at her.  Maddox — the amount of street children in his country… in all probability Maddox would have probably been one of the kids going the garbage picking in the streets.  He would have been on his own.
AC :: It must mean much to you, as a human being, to be able to give them an opportunity they never would have gotten.
AJ ::
I’m happy for them that they’re gonna have all this education and I hope, with it, they do some good things.  That they’re good people. [giggles]

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  • Hols

    WOW what an amazing woman, i just love her!!!she is amazing and i thik that she is right to keep things private i wish her, Brad, Mads and Z all the best in the future BAMZ + 1 4EVA

  • Canadian Chick

    waah i cant watch it

  • Hols

    Fisrt to post, now that is a first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Goofy

    She looks awesome!! I love it when she doesn’t wear much make up. Motherhood sure suits her.

  • CJ

    GOSH!SHE’S SO GORGEOUS!!!AND VERY HAPPY TOO!!!she’s so cute when she giggles!

  • anon

    She is so gorgeous, radiant and blooming. BTW, based from the interview, I just think the baby will not be born in Namibia.What do you think? Are they going back to the US, France or another country?

  • Raqchel

    wow that was a good start to the interview. I put this on tivo this morning. I’m intrested in what else will be talked about on sunday. She looks great.

  • Me Again!

    Amazing…that’s all I can say.Can’t wait for the entire interview on Sunday…amazing.

  • lookwhaticando

    Thanks JJ, she is just so beautiful, a smile to die for.

  • exactly

    awesome woman!!

  • EB

    Angelina certainly is beautiful (both physically and spirtually). She definitely has that pregnant glow. She seems very happy and content.I admire her efforts to help those less fortunate. My family is not wealthy; just average middle class trying to make it like everyone else. But we were all raised with the belief that whenever you have the opportunity, you should help those who have less. Whenever opportunity presents itself to be of service and help to others, then that is our obligation and responsibility. I wish Angelina & Brad much happiness and joy. "Of those to whom much is given, much is required." Luke 12:48

  • EB

    Angelina certainly is beautiful (both physically and spirtually). She definitely has that pregnant glow. She seems very happy and content.I admire her efforts to help those less fortunate. My family is not wealthy; just average middle class trying to make it like everyone else. But we were all raised with the belief that whenever you have the opportunity, you should help those who have less. Whenever opportunity presents itself to be of service and help to others, then that is our obligation and responsibility. I wish Angelina & Brad much happiness and joy. "Of those to whom much is given, much is required." Luke 12:48

  • ell

    To =8you are still in coma or notAngie is so beautiful , her smile is wonderful. she is a happy women.

  • melissa

    I just caught the tail end of the interview. She was so cute when she giggled. And even the way she mentioned Brad’s name … so cute. Not much make up on … but she still glowed. No wonder Brad is so enamored of this woman.

  • 4AJ

    That whole interview is heartwarming. It inspired me to read on her work for the UNHCR and now I have more conviction to do what I can do to help all needy kids get education. I love you Angelina you are really a great role model.

  • 4AJ

    That whole interview is heartwarming. It inspired me to read on her work for the UNHCR and now I have more conviction to do what I can do to help all needy kids get education. I love you Angelina you are really a great role model.

  • Becky

    any chance you can re-post this in a different format for us Mac users who don’t use IE. That would be great!

  • Mel

    She’s sooo beautiful! How cute was it when she giggled? Best wishes to the Jolie-Pitt family!

  • Betsy

    I need my wentworth miller fix.

  • ann

    Looked like she gave out a hint that the baby wouldn’t not be born in Namibia. Hope it will be US. She’s beautiful!

  • Original jpf

    Thanks JJ……Sunday’s I think is just a continuation of todays. they may show both, but I got the impression that sunday’s won’t include what we got today. Anyone know one way or another?jpf

  • stef

    Jared, thank you from the bottom of my heart! me living in England means i cant watch this and you picked a lovely extract! thank you so so so much!love ya jared!

  • FreeWilly

    I read that she agreed to answer questions about her pregnancy and Brad in order to get such a high-profile interview and be able to highlight her education platform. So she’s willing to give up details of her personal life for something that is truly valuable – good for her. At least she’s not doing it for another magazine cover or movie promotion. I have to admit, I was not always a fan of Angelina or Brad. Like most people, I found her very strange based on her past actions. But in the past few years I have increasingly liked her. i believe she is genuinely passionate about the causes she promotes. She’s not a saint and has never pretended to be; she herself admitted to having numerous skeletons in her closet. But she honestly tries to make a difference. I think more people should adopt that attitude.At least she is directing all media attention on her and her pregnancy to issues, causes, country, people that needs focus.

  • guli

    Hi BAMZ+1 friends! Our Angel looks beautiful and so happy!!! I’m all geared up for tonight. Told hubby he is grilling outside for dinner, I am not going to miss this interview, I’ll be too busy :)

  • FreeWilly

    I read that she agreed to answer questions about her pregnancy and Brad in order to get such a high-profile interview and be able to highlight her education platform. So she’s willing to give up details of her personal life for something that is truly valuable – good for her. At least she’s not doing it for another magazine cover or movie promotion. I have to admit, I was not always a fan of Angelina or Brad. Like most people, I found her very strange based on her past actions. But in the past few years I have increasingly liked her. i believe she is genuinely passionate about the causes she promotes. She’s not a saint and has never pretended to be; she herself admitted to having numerous skeletons in her closet. But she honestly tries to make a difference. I think more people should adopt that attitude.At least she is directing all media attention on her and her pregnancy to issues, causes, country, people that needs to be focused on.

  • Alexanderina

    I saw the interview and she looks so happy and radiant. I like when she said that Brad teases her about her giggles, hey guys do you know that this is the first time I ever saw her so happy and relax, YOU GO ANGIE

  • Michelle

    Beautiful, beautiful smile Angie! She looks so happy.

  • Xan

    She is truly a beautiful person both inside and out. But especially on the inside. It takes great effort, drive and perseverance all of which she has and continues to exhibit. She is inspiring and that she has found in Brad a lot of those same qualities can’t hurt. Maddox and Zahara a lucky little children and I pray that always remember and appreciate just how blessed they are. We often times take our mothers and fathers for granted, but whether they are natural or adopted, they tried and in some of our cases are still trying the best to give us what they may not have had. I can remember being quite the little ass when I was a teen and apologized to my parents when I graduated from Loyola…a university that they had to pay for…cash and moved on years later. It wasn’t until then that I realized how much they sacrificed to make that tuition and just how privileged (and it was a privilege) I was to go. A college education may not be necessary but a primary, grade and high school education is. Education a necessity not an option for those who can afford it. Angelina is right all children should be given the opportunity to attend and learn. You don’t know what you have until you no longer have it , or it is forbidden to you.

  • FreeWilly

    I read that she agreed to answer questions about her pregnancy and Brad in order to get such a high-profile interview and be able to highlight her education platform. So she’s willing to give up details of her personal life for something that is truly valuable – good for her. At least she’s not doing it for another magazine cover or movie promotion. I have to admit, I was not always a fan of Angelina or Brad. Like most people, I found her very strange based on her past actions. But in the past few years I have increasingly liked her. i believe she is genuinely passionate about the causes she promotes. She’s not a saint and has never pretended to be; she herself admitted to having numerous skeletons in her closet. But she honestly tries to make a difference. I think more people should adopt that attitude.At least she is directing all media attention on her and her pregnancy to issues, causes, country, people that needs to be focused on.

  • alys

    most of you know me as a jen’s FAN and i am!!but I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT PREGNANCY work well for her!SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!and SHE IS REALLY CUTE WHEN SHE IS GIGGLING!!!!!see that all the jen’s FAN ARE NOT HATER!!!i wish them the best!!!!

  • maliubmom

    I, of course am a BAMZ+1 lover, but I agree somewhat with someone who posted on another thread-For all of the millions raised in the past and until now in the various areas such as aids awareness, healthcare, food, schools, why is it AFRICA still has some of the poorest places in the world? This is a place with many natural resources-diamonds, uranium, oil, . . . .Yet, it is war-torn (why allow Rwanda but fight for Iraq?) Education is more than going to school-Actually if you can read and comprehend, you can become educated without school-look how far this country progressed without some of our forefathers having formal educations. What I am trying to say is stop the million dollar donations-buy some materials and send skilled laborers over there to build adequate shelter-while they rae there let them teach others. Account for every penny that is spent. We have free public education in the US, but we are so busy trying to eliminate drugs, teen pregnancy, crime, and violence from the schools, that we can’t teach. Truly the weapons of Mass Destruction were NEVER in Iraq-They are here in the form of illiteracy, apathy, laziness, and ignorance-

  • alys

    most of you know me as a jen’s FAN and i am!!but I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT PREGNANCY work well for her!SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!and SHE IS REALLY CUTE WHEN SHE IS GIGGLING!!!!!see that all the jen’s FAN ARE NOT HATER!!!i wish them the best!!!!

  • alys

    most of you know me as a jen’s FAN and i am!!but I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT PREGNANCY work well for her!SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!and SHE IS REALLY CUTE WHEN SHE IS GIGGLING!!!!!see that all the jen’s FAN ARE NOT HATER!!!i wish them the best!!!!

  • alys

    most of you know me as a jen’s FAN and i am!!but I HAVE TO ADMIT THAT PREGNANCY work well for her!SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!and SHE IS REALLY CUTE WHEN SHE IS GIGGLING!!!!!see that all the jen’s FAN ARE NOT HATER!!!i wish them the best!!!!

  • Raqchel

    The Global Night Commute is on sat 29 at 7pm. in 130 cities to end the war in northern uganda. If anyone is intreseted please go to http://www.invisiblechildren.com./

  • Original jpf

    Everytime I see that part when she get’s the giggle fits, I do too! It’s so funny, and she’s like "it’s hormonal,it’s the pregnancy" and Anne Curry is suggesting that AJ get pregnany alot…..AJ didn’t say no, so who knows, Brad might just keep her in a hormonal driven state of the giggles for the the next 4-5!jpf

  • guli

    # 36 | alys | Thank you alys. Thats what we all wish great happiness for this family as well as Jen:) I hope to see more posts from you. Best, Guli

  • mrs smith

    I loved how she giggled and laughed in the interview. Can’t wait to see the complete interview on Sunday. She is absolutely stunning! No makeup, just glowing from inside, full of joy and love, no wonder she cannot stop smiling and giggling. If I sound like one of her biggest fans, you got that right. Totally love her laugh, her glowing face. For the naysayers, take a chill pill, and find another thread that’s more to your taste. Why send out all that negativity at this time. Angie’s fans have heard it all, and your comments pretty much just show your tabloid mentality and narrow mindedness. I feel that Angie is even now just coming into her own, she is capable of so much more, so be prepared for her coming greatness in the years ahead. I, for one, wish her, and her beautiful family, all the health and happiness they so deserve. She wants to make a difference in this world, and she will do it, no matter you pesky irritants seem to have a problem with that. GO BAMZ+1!!!

  • Michelle

    Beautiful, beautiful smile Angie! She looks so happy.

  • African Girl

    Thank Your Jared (still unto you. Sherlock and Watson on duty)Maybe…..just maybe some people will listen to the words and understand what she is saying.

  • Tish

    She seems so happy. I love to see people happy. Don’t you all?

  • Estelle

    OMGoodness…JJ you are awesome, 2 threads of AJ this morning, I have not even have a chance to read the first thread. She looks so beautiful and so happy. I saw the interview this morning, I love it, she is so passionate every time Ann Curry asked her about children….Classy lady all the way our Angie…She IS truly a beautiful person both inside and out. I can not wait to see the whole interview on Dateline….

  • alys

    it ‘s NORMAL GULI!i am sincere!it s not because i am a jen’s fan that i can’t admit that she is absolutly sweet in this interwiew!you know it s the first time i see her like that!and really as ANN CURRY said i hope she will be pregnant a lot!!!

  • Passing Through

    I haven’t seen the interview yet, but she looks fantastic in the screen caps. Good for her.

  • nickYBJA

    SHE LOOKS FABULOUS.SHE’S RADIANT I must have watched this video so many toimes that i’m started to giggle.I love the honesty and the sincerity with which she speaks and the looks in her eyes that say that she is geniune in her efforts and her causes.I look forward to seein gmore of her and also of watching the other segment.

  • Lena

    Lovely… inside and out. It’s always nice to see when an actor does something useful with his/her celebrity. Good show, Angelina. ANd you too, Brad.

  • guli

    # 47 | alys | Hey alys, everyone or most people I should say from my previous posts know that I am huge BAMZ+1 fan, but I always said that I liked Jen when she was on friends and thought she was funny. It is the negative people coming to these threads and her just not stopping from talking about it that turned me off on her. But, just like you I’ll keep an open mind and give credit where it is due (both sides) :) TRUCE!!!

  • Lena

    Lovely… inside and out. It’s always nice to see when an actor does something useful with his/her celebrity. Good show, Angelina. ANd you too, Brad.

  • Moi Jade

    Busy Morning.. but want to say Hi to everyone here and Congratulate JJ and Audrey for another superb job!!Angelina is a natural beauty with a HEART of GOLD. This is one Classy and Roots Mama. Loved how she giggled and said "BRAD…" She is just luminary in her glow.Best Wishes to the BAMZ+ 1 FAM!

  • Angelina Rules!

    She looks lovely and Actually cares about people. HOW in the hell do you steal somebody HUSBAND…Brad didn’t want Chinnifer ANYMORE!He dumped her on his OWN will! Get over this Chinnifer FANS. Also the HO seems to be Jennifer, dry humping Vince on a balconey for the cameras to see. Chinnifer looks Stupid in her interviews because her face is UGLY, her comments are repeats, and she needs her stupid friends to defend her.