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Angelina Jolie: Reader's Digest Interview

Angelina Jolie: Reader's Digest Interview

Angelina Jolie goes face-to-face with Reader’s Digest in their June 2007 issue, opening up about her sexy partner, four adorable kids, and a family going global. Here are a few of the highlights:

Is it true that you adopted Pax so Maddox would have a brother who looked like him? Something changed for me with Shiloh. We had Mad and Z, and neither looked like Mommy or Daddy. Then suddenly somebody in the house looked like Mommy and Daddy. It became clear to us that it might be important to have somebody around who is similar to the other children so they have a connection. Mad’s been very excited that his brother is from Asia.

Is adopting a toddler different? Pax is almost three and a half and has never made a real decision for himself because everybody does everything in a group in the orphanage. There were all these things he’d never had. The first time I gave him a bath, he was suddenly laughing, out of his mind. He took five baths in one day. We’d be talking and he’d take his clothes off and run into the bathroom.

Do you and Brad ever have a conflict or a fight? Not really. We’ll get into issues about global events or something that was just on the news.

The gossip is unrelenting. You’re fighting, you’re jealous, he’s going back to Jennifer. Does it get to you? Our first question is what paper is it in. The New York Times? If not, do we really need to worry?

Do you want more children? Yeah, yeah. More biological, more adopted.

For the full interview, click here. To listen to audio from the interview, click here.

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  • Winnie-the-Pooh

    GREAT INTERVIEW!!

  • PEOPLE

    First

  • April

    Great interview. I love the part about Pax taking 5 baths in one day. Except the the millions of dollars, and the crazy fame, this family is just like any other well adjusted growing clan.

  • Hollywood Rag

    She’s just really over-analyzing psychologically the whole chid-rearing thing. May be she’s got some emotional scarring from her own childhood, but that doesn’t mean those kids will.
    Lighten up, Angelina!

  • gala

    She seems nice

  • Interesting

    Seriously though…I need me a Brad Pitt

  • NY Times

    Wasn’t the notorious article by Caryn James from the New York Times?

  • Hiya

    Thanks, Jared! Awesome interview, and I just love this woman and her family even more!

  • tsk tsk tsk

    4
    Hollywood Rag Says:

    May 10th, 2007 at 12:26 pm – flag comment
    She’s just really over-analyzing psychologically the whole chid-rearing thing. May be she’s got some emotional scarring from her own childhood, but that doesn’t mean those kids will.
    Lighten up, Angelina!
    ====================================================
    Maybe she is just answering the questions the interviewer is asking?

  • Girl

    Her sexy HUSBAND? haha. Not.married.

  • http://htt//justjared.com I love her

    http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20038456,00.html

    Angie will give Brad more children .Great interview.

  • GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS

    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITTS!

    Excellent interview!

  • Reader

    Wasn’t the notorious article by Caryn James from the New York Times?
    **********
    Read the whole thing, they asked her about that piece.

  • It seems..

    It sounds like they will adopt another African girl (for Z)and have another biological child(for Shi). They will have a total of six children, and everybody will be happy.

  • http://JustJared IslandG1rl

    Thanks Jared. Great Interview…They are a wonderful couple and seems to love each other and their childred. Love them

  • http://htt//justjared.com funny

    On what Pitt finds sexy about her: “I could be dressed up in the sexiest outfit for a photo shoot, and by his behavior, he’ll let me know that’s nice, but it’s nothing as sexy as when I’m home surrounded by the kids or reading books, educating myself.” —I LOVE THAT PATRT

  • Way to go Angie!

    Reader’s Digest is read by over 70 million people world-wide in different languages.

    This beautiful interview will be read by so many people.

  • Angelina’s WORDS
  • Lady G

    Thanks Jared!

    Great interview and I couldn’t be prouder to be a fan of Angie.

    Rock on Jolie-Pitts!!!!

  • T&L

    I hope a Mighty Heart is seen by many people and that the message they want to convey – that we’re all the same no matter where you’re from – gets out to many more.

  • go figure

    more kids = more population = more pollution = more global warming = killing more Africans in the future according to the latest official UN survey.

  • Dancer

    Thanks Jared!!! Great article. What a wonderful family.

  • seagull

    This must be THE DEAL between Angie and Brad after every two adopted kids, one bio kid. Sounds very logical?

    You are still trying hard to change the subject by making fun of misspelling of treat and threat; ANSWER THE DAMN QUESTION FIRST. You can’t, can you?

    It was Brad who fell in love Angie, but Angie was just looking for a loving, suitable father for her adopted kids. At the same time she had to comprimise something. The bio kid(S) Brad has been longing to have. Otherwise Brad could have walked away as he did with Gwyneth and Jennifer. Brad loved Gwyneth and Jennifer but at the end he left them for a reason.

    After Mad and Z, here we go Shiloh, now Pax and sometime soon another black girl then it will be Brad’s turn second bio child. Everybody gets what they want. Happy endings

  • ida

    great interview,loving woman.angie adores brad and the kids.this is why people respect her.i she is a role model, there are few like her.god bless her

  • ploypaphat

    Angie is deeply in love :D

    20 Terry Says… Is that you, Jennifer ???

    ;D

  • GM

    I don’t like them, but I accept that they are a couple with a family. They’re trying to raise their children like everybody else.

  • seagull

    Arguing about global events or news on TV. Get real woman! This shows that Angie and Brad are not living together.

  • WTF

    “Do you want more children? Yeah, yeah. More biological, more adopted.”

    Love, love, love her!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • angelah

    Thanks j@red for this new thread. I love the entire interview, baby! I’m glad she gives us tidbits about their wonderful loving lives and how they cherish eahc moment..ahh talk about levitating again jp. I’m wishing them all the best!

  • Meli

    Amazing interview,amazing lady.My favourite part:

    “Jolie: I met this amazing person, and we realized we had very similar views on how we wanted to live our lives. It’s happened quickly, with so many children. Yesterday, picking up the kids from school, Brad turned around in the car, and there were three of them. He couldn’t stop laughing. We love them and are having a great time. ”

    By the way,I just found this pic in Simplybrad from 5/2.It’s Brad and Shiloh.

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h203/gomapyr/15-1.jpg

  • Lady G

    16
    funny Says:

    May 10th, 2007 at 12:33 pm – flag comment
    On what Pitt finds sexy about her: “I could be dressed up in the sexiest outfit for a photo shoot, and by his behavior, he’ll let me know that’s nice, but it’s nothing as sexy as when I’m home surrounded by the kids or reading books, educating myself.” —I LOVE THAT PATRT

    ==============================================

    I love this part, too.

    This is the type of love that every woman wants to have and experience in their lifetime!

  • JustCheckin

    Wow! Great interview! She is amazing and so is Brad! More kids…biologocal too…. I won’t be surprise if she is pregnant again. The trench coat theory:)

  • interview is a fake

    if you actually listen to the interview, the voice that’s supposed to be Angelina does NOT sound like her AT ALL!! Angelina’s voice is much deeper than the woman in the interview. The woman in the interview has this southern accent that Angelina does NOT have AT ALL! Listen to it and hear it for yourself!!

    http://www.rd.com/content/listen-to-angelina-jolie-interview/;jsessionid=FCEFD56C45A196D46504F8EB30F87B2A.app2_rd2

  • http://samanthaendoraaol.com BradAngMadZShiPaxLove

    Hi Ya Beautiful..Honest..Open.. Angelina..Great Interview, ‘Luv it’ and it came from her mouth..thats the important part..Ang really brings her man Brad up..always UP never Down(vice-versa)..Their Happy and In Love..the kids are well and their going about their lives..as should be..thanks Jared..Hi BAMPZS’ers..

  • hans

    Reader’s Digest scooped the other celebrity magazines with this interview.
    Angelina used to be a wild child and now she’s such a selfless person. Lindsay and company can learn from her.

  • erica

    Love, love ,love this interviews.This is by far the best I read this year.
    It really sweat and lovely.This is a mature angelina with a great man and beautiful kids who she love.I proud to be a fan to this family.

  • seagull

    13 Reader

    I read but she said that she believes in NYT then she drinks what she pees; NYT has to make double check? Is that a respond?

  • ANNA

    22
    seagull Says:
    ***********

    Don’t be so serious seagull…it’s not your life, you know!!!

    Treat or Threat…Angie said Shiloh is not!!!

  • schae

    Island girl, ITAWU I think it was a wonderful interview, she answered the questions straight foward and honest like always. I also believe from what I have read that she’s in a good place in her life and truly in love with BP and loved in return. I wish their whole family much blessings and happiness, I have no doubt that this interview will be disected and distorted by the haters, but u know what, I’ve learned that living well and happy is the best revenge and everytime they distort and lie to make X look better she along with the tabs and her fans come out looking more stupid and unhappy as ever. So I smile and revel in the fact that next year they’ll still be here saying the same thing while a loving family continues to grow beautifully, and the year after that, and the year after that , and the year after that. e.t.c LOVE TO BAMPZS

  • interview is a fake

    INTERVIEW IS A FAKE!!!

  • question

    seagull what do you think Brad and Angie do when they lock the door?
    Guess???

  • briseis

    Thanks Jared for posting the interview. Readers’ Digest has always been my favorite magazine to read, because my Mom loved it and subscribed to it. It is so popular all over the world, so hopefully Angie’s interview will be read by millions around the world, so that they would realize even more so what a compelling, compassionate woman she is.

  • erica

    I’m repost this because is true.bampzs fans ignore this hater because is the same person who tried to insinuate something angelina didn’t say to ruin the thread.Ignore please,is no hard to ignore just skip when you see his name.Please ignore.
    #
    591
    lylian Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 11:17 am – flag comment

    585
    tropicana Says:
    May 10th, 2007 at 11:01 am – flag comment
    Be careful, there is ONE hater (using different names) trying to BAIT.

    Today is Thursday. Monday is the deadline for the mag. This hater is working hard, trying to stir up DISCUSSION to sell her articles or ideas to the tabloid.

    Be careful, there is ONE hater (using different names) trying to BAIT.

    Today is Thursday. Monday is the deadline for the mag. This hater is working hard, trying to drum up discussion to sell her articles or ideas to the tabloid.

    _________________________

    I agree. I know I’ve written previously that tablies have paid trolls on here and I think people should believe me. I believe its called astroturfing. I don’t believe the astroturfing will stop on Monday though. I don’t believe that paid trolls are drumming discussions to sell her ideas/articles to the tabloid. I believe that she is pushing/promoting the tablies line. However, it could be I am wrong and you are right.

    (And I believe I’ve managed to say “I” at least once in every sentence I’ve written even though this paragraph isn’t about me, which might say something psychologically meaningful about me”:))
    ————————————————————————————————–
    IGNORE,IGNORE please.

  • Me

    I met this amazing person? An amazing person that was married. But I guess that was just a small detail.

  • from tropicana

    tropicana Says:

    Be careful, there is ONE hater (using different names) trying to BAIT.

    Today is Thursday. Monday is the deadline for the mag. This hater is working hard, trying to stir up DISCUSSION to sell her articles or ideas to the tabloid.

    Be careful, there is ONE hater (using different names) trying to BAIT.

    Today is Thursday. Monday is the deadline for the mag. This hater is working hard, trying to drum up discussion to sell her articles or ideas to the tabloid.

  • JP Fan

    My favorite part of the interview is. Well I LOVE the whole interview but this part I love. They are just wonderful together and complement each other.

    RD: Is that true with you and Brad? It didn’t seem he had the passion to do the humanitarian work before you.
    Jolie: I discovered a man who’s extremely thoughtful, intelligent and invested in many issues. He’s just more quiet in his way. I think that’s the reason I love him. If I’m curious about something, I put my boots on and I’ll go tomorrow. I’ve been too outspoken. He’s the person who methodically figures out what he believes in and how he’s going to handle something, then does it seamlessly.

  • Rubi

    THANKS TO THIS INTERVIEW IM SO MUCH MORE IN LOVE WITH BEAUTIFUL BRAD, HE’S MY MCDREAMY.
    BLESS THE FAMILY JOLIE PITT
    THANKS JJ
    AND LOVE ANGIE FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL INTERVIEW

  • ANNA

    40
    interview is a fake Says
    ********************

    You are delusional right now :D
    Go scream to the ocean…maybe it can help!!!

  • be careful of BAIT

    lylian Says:

    tropicana Says:
    Be careful, there is ONE hater (using different names) trying to BAIT.
    Today is Thursday. Monday is the deadline for the mag. This hater is working hard, trying to stir up DISCUSSION to sell her articles or ideas to the tabloid.

    Be careful, there is ONE hater (using different names) trying to BAIT.

    Today is Thursday. Monday is the deadline for the mag. This hater is working hard, trying to drum up discussion to sell her articles or ideas to the tabloid.
    _________________________
    I agree. I know I’ve written previously that tablies have paid trolls on here and I think people should believe me. I believe its called astroturfing. I don’t believe the astroturfing will stop on Monday though. I don’t believe that paid trolls are drumming discussions to sell her ideas/articles to the tabloid. I believe that she is pushing/promoting the tablies line. However, it could be I am wrong and you are right.

    (And I believe I’ve managed to say “I” at least once in every sentence I’ve written even though this paragraph isn’t about me, which might say something psychologically meaningful about me”:))

  • http://justjared.com alexandrina

    Thank You Jared again, loved the interview.Love the Jolie-Pitts,More children awesome!!!God Bless them always!!!!Brad Loves Angelina so much!!Angelina Loves Brad so much!!!

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