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Angelina Jolie: 'Today Show' Interview

Angelina Jolie: 'Today Show' Interview

Angelina Jolie sits down with NBC News’ Anny Curry to discuss her new movie A Mighty Heart, having a fourth child and losing her mom, Marcheline Bertrand.

Said a tearful Jolie, “This has been a heavy year in losing my mom and having a fourth child. I’m very aware of time and of memories and of doing and enjoying life, not just doing the right thing and being a useful person, which I certainly want to be and believe I am. I want to be a great mom like my mom was. And I want to also do the things that I love. So I’m at a strange place in my life. That happens when you lose a parent, where you drop into a different kind of serious. Yet at the same time, you want to enjoy and laugh as much as possible everyday. But I’m holding onto my family really tight at this moment because of that and trying to be as good a woman as I can be in my life. Dammit. You got me crying. (Curry apologizes) That’s alright. It’s part of life. … I lost my mom. It’s a natural thing for a child to lose a parent. I lost my mom too young, but it happened. And I’m happy she’s out of pain, because I love her and she’s my friend.”

Watch Angelina Jolie‘s interview on The Today Show.

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  • iva

    first

  • cheekymonkey

    just lovely! :)

  • Alicia

    third!!

  • Alicia

    this looks to be a good interview, can’t wait to see the rest tonight and tomorrow. i really admire the conviction she has when she was speaking about the way in which Mariane lost her husband; very sad

  • united we stand

    really i love and admire Angelina. May God continue to bless her and all the Jolie-Pitt family

  • Dancer

    This was a great interview! I loved the way Angie kept bringing the interview back to the Pearls!

  • susie

    thanks jj!

  • boohoo

    Anyone who has doubts about the Jolie-Pitts please watch and listen to her words. If you don’t believe her and how heartfelt and honest she is, I can’t help you. I wish the whole family well.

  • jenna

    You will be a great mother Angelina!!! You are a beautiful family :)

  • scait

    No matter what anyone says, the woman is obviously intelligent, caring and articulate. Kudos for bringing attention to the murder of a talented journalist in a manner I expect is going to be sensitive and compelling.

  • Lady G

    Thanks JJ!

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the interview tonight!

    Just the snippet I saw this morning made me cry for Angie. So glad she has the children, Brad, and Jamie.

    Bless the Jolie-Pitts….

  • Dean

    Her smile is lovely and infectious!

  • Beeloved

    Jared :)
    Thanks for all that you are doing here!!

    i like Ann Curry’s interview too.
    i saw the other interview she did with Angie when they were at the field.
    And like some people said, i feel she like Angie too and is very sincere with her.
    And Angie as always is just straightforward and honest in how she live her life.
    “very solid, very warm family.”
    i just admired how focus she is with life with her family. :)

  • Lynn Campbell

    Thanks to everyone who has provided all the wonderful links to pictures and videos and especially to you, Jared. I haven’t even been able to keep up enough to post. This was a very touching interview with Angelina. I am loving all the wonderful reviews A Mighty Heart has received, too. This was a huge risk for them both personally and professionally to film this movie IMO, and they seem to have done a great job. Much congratulations to them.

  • Love Brangelina

    I love her :) That simple. I wish her nothing but the best as she continues her journey of Mom, actress, humanitarian, partner, sister, friend, woman and example.

  • To Jared

    Jared this is the first time I feel I want to slap you! you choose the worse screencap of angie! please change it.

  • anonymous

    OMG!! Have you seen the latest cover of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER???? They have the SAME false story that Randi from “Brad Pitt Watch” spread just to see what happen!! YEAH!! the National Enquirer STOLE this false rumor from that Randi from Brad Pitt Watch and the National Enquirer is even using the SAME picture that Randi use to spread the false rumor!! This shows how PATHETIC this tabloids really are!!!!

  • From Lainey

    And of course, the most elite of the elite, the Oceans crew and Angelina holding court at the du Cap. Details coming….

  • Peaches

    I just saw the video of the Ann Curry interview it was so good. I can’t imagine what it is like to lose a parent but I truly felt Angie’s grief. I loved how she wouldn’t allow a comparison of what happened to MP and the lost of her mother. Also the PAPS following her and them following MP during that very difficult time. I thought that showed great compassion on her part. I also have to say I loved how Ann got the point across that the media focus on all things Brad/Angie is way over the top. Ann said she doesn’t know how Angie does it, that people wanted to interview her just because she was interviewing Angie and a guy got caught trying to jump over the fence. It was a really great interview I look froward to seeing the rest on dateline tonight.

  • Love Brangelina

    Angelina Jolie: It’s Been a Heavy Year

    WEDNESDAY MAY 23, 2007 10:10 AM EDT

    By Stephen M. Silverman

    Angelina Jolie Photo by: Susan Walsh / APAngelina Says It’s Been ‘a Very Heavy Year’ | Angelina Jolie
    The past months have offered tragedy and joy for Angelina Jolie.

    “This has been a very heavy year, in losing my mom and having a fourth child,” the actress, 31, told Ann Curry in a Today show interview that aired Wednesday.

    (Click here to watch a clip. The interview will continue Wednesday night on Dateline NBC.)

    “I suppose I’m very aware of time and of memories and enjoying life,” Jolie continued, “not just doing the right thing and being a useful person – which I certainly want to be, and believe that I am.”

    Recalling her mother, actress Marcheline Bertrand, who died in January at age 56 after a nearly 8-year battle with cancer, Jolie said: “I want to be a great mom like my mom was. And I also want to do things that I love.”

    On Tuesday at the Cannes Film Festival, where she and Brad Pitt premiered their new movie, A Mighty Heart, Jolie told reporters she plans to take a year off from acting to spend time with her family: Pitt, 43, and kids Maddox, 5; Pax, 3; Zahara, 2; and Shiloh, who turns 1 on May 27.

    (Jolie adopted Pax in March from Vietnam, and recently added a fourth line to the tattoo on her left arm that features coordinates for the birthplaces of all her children.)

    “I’m in a strange, I suppose, place in my life,” Jolie told Curry. “I think that happens when you lose a parent, where you drop into a different kind of serious. And yet, at the same time, you want to laugh and enjoy as much as possible every day.”

    To that end, she said, “I’m hanging on to my family really tight at this moment, and, because of that, trying to be as good a woman as I can be in my life.” At that point, Jolie broke down in tears. “Dammit,” she said, “you got me crying.”

    Curry apologized, but Jolie, regaining her composure, said, “That’s alright. It’s part of life. … I lost my mom. It’s a natural thing for a child to lose a parent. I lost my mom too young, but it happened. And I’m happy she’s out of pain, because I love her and she’s my friend.”

  • Alexanderina

    Thanks Jared for the new thread. I loved it. It was a great interview, and emotional. I cried. She is indeed an incredible and amazing woman. I love her. I can’t wait to see the rest of the interview.

  • lizzy13132003

    I have to say I found Ann Curry annoying and unprofessional.
    Angelina was there to talk about “A Mighty Heart” and all the time Curry tried to steer the interview to talking about Brad and Angie by trying to suck up to her.To me it seemed she didn’t even care aboout the film or the Pearls she just wanted some candy details about Brad, Angelina and the kids!That is in my mind very unprofesional and disrespectful towards the crew, the film itself and the Pearls! But I loved Angelina’s way of dealing with it even thoough in my mind one could see she didn’t like where Curry tried to go and that she had to always force the conversation to the actual topic.

  • Ace Tomato

    Wow. I haven’t been through losing a parent yet in my life. Very sad.

  • Matahari

    I’m sure that Brad Pitt gave him a huge hug as soon as she finished the interview. It’s broke his heart to see her cry.

  • argh

    oh please
    this was soooooooo fake and boring!!!!!!
    she’s stupid and ridiculous

  • boohoo

    I think Ann knows what she can talk about to Angelina and Angelina and Brad always go back to her, so I think they trust her. She’s not annoying or unprofessional to me. Ann is their hand picked interviewer and they obviously like something about her. She does go into other subjects, but people also want to know about her private life.

  • !!!

    #25 argh says:

    I hope when you lose a parent people will be a little bit more compassionate to you then you are to a person who has recently lost her mother.

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  • AIKO

    She make me cry and I love her even more!

  • In touch

    In Touch cover says that 2 more babies are on their way.

  • naia

    25 argh says..

    you’re the one who soooo stupid and ridiculous… If you don’t like jolie-pitt don’t read don’t watch the interview which to me it was a lovely interview where after all the rubish in tabloid .. we knew that she very happy with brad and the kids..

  • boohoo

    OMG!! Have you seen the latest cover of the NATIONAL ENQUIRER????

    —–

    Yes! I saw it. Just goes to show you tabloids are total trash. Man Brad Pitt watch annoys the shit out of me though. What kind of fan is that? Horrible horrible website.

  • soothsayer

    Angelina Jolie is going to have a VERY blessed life from here on out because her energy is good. When she adopted Maddox, her energy changed from negative to positive. She is constantly sowing good seeds into the earth and that’s why she has attracted Brad Pitt and her wonderful children into her life. You reap what you sow. That is the truth in life for everybody. It’s really true.

  • not a surprise

    please , intouch is not breaking ground here, its not a stretch to think that angie may get pregnant next year,intouch is just laying the groundwork to say i told you so.

  • Love

    Love the interview. I am glad Ann Curry and not Diane Sawyer who did the interview. Can’t stand Sawyers interview. Also I hope Meredith V will not get any interview from Angie. She is on the same boat with Diane, Baba W and Elizabeth on the View.

    I know how Angie feels about losing her mother. I lost mine almost ten years ago and I am still grieving. The interview made me cry, but loved Angie’s response to the questions about the paps.

    African Girl- Love your posts. Keep ‘em coming.

  • Pretty please?

    Yes! I saw it. Just goes to show you tabloids are total trash. Man Brad Pitt watch annoys the **** out of me though. What kind of fan is that? Horrible horrible website.
    ***********************
    Can you post the cover? I wanna laugh too

  • In touch

    please , intouch is not breaking ground here, its not a stretch to think that angie may get pregnant next year,intouch is just laying the groundwork to say i told you so.
    +++++++++
    Yeah IA they are just printing what everyone else is thinking, that she’s taking a year off to have a bio baby.

  • http://htt//justjared.com IV

    In Touch cover says that 2 more babies are on their way.

    *******************************I thouhgt IN TOUCH said BRAD AND ANGIE BREAK UP ,NOW THEY CHANGE THIER MINDS

  • According to JJB

    Brad will be in Montreal from May 26th- June 1st and angelina will leave Prague on June 2.

  • Peaches

    36
    Pretty please? Says:

    May 23rd, 2007 at 10:48 am – flag comment
    Yes! I saw it. Just goes to show you tabloids are total trash. Man Brad Pitt watch annoys the **** out of me though. What kind of fan is that? Horrible horrible website.
    ***********************
    Can you post the cover? I wanna laugh too

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Please, don’t post the cover whoever wants to go ver over there can. We have a lot of positive things going on over here. A mighty Heart has gotten rave reviews from almost every news outlet and paper why bring trash over here.

  • Caribbean Jolie-Pitt lover

    This endless (mostly false) speculation over everything Jolie-Pitt is so sickening to me! I cant imagine what it’s like for that family. Good thing they say they don’t read tabloids. I’m in PR, and if I was their publicist I would be getting a coronary. The thing is u can’t win..even though AJ has always been vocal about herself the tabs twist her words or say she’s lying. When she keeps quiet they say she’s hiding something…aarghh!!

  • angelinajoliefans

    thanks!!!waiting for more

  • kmillz

    How can you not love her…..I really enjoyed this interview. Haters know that Angie is a great women thats why they keep on coming back….you all should just admit that you love her

  • Mr and Mrs Smith

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    38
    IV Says:
    May 23rd, 2007 at 10:51 am – flag comment

    In Touch cover says that 2 more babies are on their way.

    *******************************I thouhgt IN TOUCH said BRAD AND ANGIE BREAK UP ,NOW THEY CHANGE THIER MINDS
    _______________________________________________________________________

    Well, you know, they do break up every few weeks and get back together. They’ll probably say they’re having babies to ‘save the relationship’. You know, they gotta bring the negative in with the positive. Tis a tabloids tale.

  • nOOne

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    39
    According to JJB Says:
    May 23rd, 2007 at 10:55 am – flag comment

    Brad will be in Montreal from May 26th- June 1st and angelina will leave Prague on June 2.

    *****************************************************************************

    Can you share your source?? Would love to read up on them :) Thanks!!

  • Mmmmm

    I bet she is really loving all the attn right now, putting the final touches on her scrapbook. She once said that she loves the pics that are taking of her for her scrapbook. She looks much better when she is mad, angry or trying to look sexy … when she smiles or laughs she looks SCARY!

    YIKES!!!!!

    http://justjared.buzznet.com/gallery/photos.php?yr=2007&mon=05&evt=jolie-today&pic=angelina-jolie-today-show-interview-07.jpg

  • Frenchy

    Ok I saw this morning’s interview and there was Ann Curry again with the over dramatic facial expressions, arms out, etc….Way to go in scaring Angelina and bringing her to tears. If she has stayed on topic, A Mighty Heart, there would not be people trying to get an interview with her becasue she got an interview of Angelina. This is such a serious film may I ask something to the fans out there? who in television news would be able to get the best interview of Angelina & Brad right now? After scouring th usual places my only conclusion was CHARLIE ROSE. Yes it seems like yesterday that Angelina was on with The Good Shepherd and he seems to talk way too much but he won’t go on and on about trivial matters. What do you guys think?

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  • fan

    charlie rose is my favorite interviewer also-he always does a great job with angie

  • mm hmm

    39, I doubt they would be seperate on shilohs first B~day. Hello!