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Angelina Jolie - "Newsweek" Interview

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Angelina Jolie opens up to Newsweek about her experience filming A Mighty Heart in India.

On her bodyguards calling “bloody Indians” and “bloody Muslims” at a Muslim school: “People advised me that this movie was politically dangerous. I thought maybe I shouldn’t touch this. Maybe it would do more harm than good.”

On going from being the most famous star in India to its most famous racist: “We’ve become so eager to accuse people of being racist, but I would rather they make up almost any other story—about me sleeping with someone, anything—but that. It’s not only a crazy accusation, but it’s the most insulting thing you could say about me, that I would employ someone who would be disrespectful to someone’s race or would harm a child. They take care of my kids.”

On the situation having gone too far: “People can just hate back and forth, and I understand my own country’s irresponsibility with our foreign policy sometimes, but can’t we please try to be open-minded, and see that there are some of us who are trying?”

On traveling being her saving grace: “Yeah, I did have my wild times. [laughs] When I was famous for being just an actress, my life felt very shallow. You’ve done nothing of any social relevance, and yet you have all these people interviewing you. You don’t even know what you’re talking about. You’re just trying to find yourself. [pauses] Traveling really did save me. I was just … happier. It was feeling that I was doing the right things with my life.”

On having more children: “We want to have as big a family as we can. Our only restriction is making sure we have time for everybody, and we’re finding that we have the ability to do that.” (Brad Pitt adds: “Yeaaahhh, we do things in extremes. But I’ve always embraced big changes, and this feels very natural. It’s just the most fun I’ve ever had.”)

On what matters to her the most: “People can question your choices, accuse you of things, but your real work and your integrity will [win] out. All that matters is if I build a strong family, if I’m able to do my advocacy work and if my children are happy.”

Read the full Angelina Jolie interview with Newsweek here.

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  • angelinammm

    17th!

  • mexx

    hi! #1

  • luvangie4ever

    Great interview and nice picture to go along with it. She’a fabulous!!!

  • Shar

    FIRST BITCHES, HAHAHA!!!

  • Shar

    OH SUCKS, better luck next time!!

  • angelinammm

    Brad Pitt adds: “Yeaaahhh, we do things in extremes. But I’ve always embraced big changes, and this feels very natural. It’s just the most fun I’ve ever had.”

    and big change it was
    from childless marriage to 4 kids unwedd

  • Spain

    Where is Sam and all his names?ahahhahah

    go angie

  • angelinammm

    ” 2 mexx | 06/18/2007 at 3:47 pm

    hi! #1

    nyanya

    ;)

  • boohoo

    Even after six years, Jolie is suspected of being a dilettante, a “celebrity tourist” to global crises. It’s a charge that irritates those closest to her. “What would she have to do to prove that she’s sincere?” says Pitt’s producing partner, Dede Gardner. “Should she give more money? More time? It’s a black-hole debate. When people judge anyone’s sincerity, I just think, ‘Oh, yeah? What are you doing?’ ”

    —-

    WELL said. Couldn’t agree more.

  • jolierocks

    WOW ANGELINA!!!

  • jolierocks

    GREAT PICTURES….MANY ENDLESS THANKS JJ :)

  • Shar

    I’m glad he was there, and added one of the best quotes to that interview, at least people will know from his own mouth that he agrees with having those children rather quickly, and that Angie is not forcing him to do anything he doesn’t want to do!!!!

  • Frenchy

    Thank you JJ. Really good article.

    A Mighty Heast opens June 22.

  • jolierocks

    ANGIE IS REALLY WORKING HER WAY TO PLANT THE SEEDS TO EXIST HER “HOLLYWOOD LIFE” TO BE THE HUMANITARIAN SHE STRIVES TO BE…GO ANGIE GO!! :D

  • Shar

    sorry, i meant not forcing him to do anything period!!!

  • Frenchy

    I meant A Mighty Heart LOL!!!!!

  • pokeman

    i hope the trolls aren’t going to spoil this. I guess is just wishing thinking.

  • http://deleted Lady G

    Thanks Jared.

    I enjoyed reading the Newsweek Article.

    Rock on Angie!!!!

  • goody

    cool. More real news. This is what I’m talking about. This interview is good stuff.
    Excusively from Newsweek and not from some rag.

  • Comment

    Great interview.

  • Prada

    Could someone please elaborate for me if this membership is lifelong or do they randomly pick every year? I just would like to know what Angie’s chances are of winning a nomination to say the least. ( not that it matters)

    http://movies.yahoo.com/mv/news/ap/20070618/118219944000.html

  • Dancer

    Thank you JJ for keeping us up to date!!! Great interview.

  • ntt

    Thanks Jared. Can’t wait to get my copy in the mail.

  • piper, with a low

    It just boggles the mind that people can’t accept that a man would want a bunch of kids. Or maybe, it’s a head-scratcher to think of any man allowing any little ones to come between himself and the Promised Land.

    I suppose that the concept of excellent fathering as an aphrodisiac could sink into some men’s heads, although that isn’t a foreign concept.

  • jolierocks

    I can’t wait to see AMH…

  • bella

    I can’t wait to see this movie this weekend. I heard it is going to be in limited realse 1350 theaters nation wide.

  • George “the PIG” Clooney SUCKS!!!!

    The National Enquirer is reporting that….. “Angelina HATES the whole Ocean’s 13 – Rat Pack phenomenon – She can’t stand the boys gang thing. Which is why She’s NEVER LIKED GEORGE CLOONEY. She was always afraid that when Brad was in Las Vegas filming Ocean’s 13, Clooney was trying to lead him to astray”.

    http://www.dailyindia.com/show/150027.php/Jolie-afraid-that-Clooney-will-lead-Brad-astray

  • ok

    This was here first besides the news site and maybe fansites. Let’s see how fast this goes around the net.

    Just Jared Rocks!

  • Estelle

    Thank You JJ for the new thread, great interview, love the Maddox and Angie part. I’m agree with the writer, that some people are just totally still in disbelief that someone like Angelina can have such a
    “traditional” view on family and children. She sure does not follow any rules or forms. Good for her.

  • ntt

    Prada | 06/18/2007 at 4:01 pm
    ======================
    I believe it’s a lifetime membership, but there are 6000 of them.

  • Whatevah

    I hate when they break quotes down like this. It’s better when you read the whole interview.

  • #27

    Stay on topic. you’ve just been flagged sweetie. Don’t bring your trash here.

  • anonymous

    27
    ===

    George is DISGUSTING!! And why is that BAMPZS cannot see that George is a BAD INFLUENCE in Brad??????

    I hope Brad doesn’t hurt Angie because of George!!!

  • Pena

    On having more children: “We want to have as big a family as we can. Our only restriction is making sure we have time for everybody, and we’re finding that we have the ability to do that.” (Brad Pitt adds: “Yeaaahhh, we do things in extremes. But I’ve always embraced big changes, and this feels very natural. It’s just the most fun I’ve ever had.”)

    That sounds so good.I can’t wait to see AMH,but I must wait much longer than you:-(

  • anon

    21 Prada | 06/18/2007 at 4:01 pm
    Could someone please elaborate for me if this membership is lifelong or do they randomly pick every year? I just would like to know what Angie’s chances are of winning a nomination to say the least. ( not that it matters)
    ______________________________________

    I think Angelina is a voting member since she’s an oscar winner.

  • to #27

    the national enquirer??? LMAO did they mention the spaceship was inviting the OC 13 crew for an orientation of their planet?

  • Mmmmm

    “Yeah, I did have my wild times. [laughs] When I was famous for being just an actress, my life felt very shallow”

    Now she will be known for is a homewrecker … poor thing.

  • kimbara

    Angelina is much better than george. Clooney is the one leaking all those quotes to the tabloids and Ted casablanca. He doesn\’t like angelina and has been very chatty about it (I\’m not talking about that stupid joke he made on cannes). Brad knows but ignores it.

  • http://allconsidered.com sharon

    21 Prada
    ———————–
    I don’t think Angie really cares about Oscar.

  • Hello!

    Wth? George is cooler than Brad. I doubt Angelina hates him ..more like wishes she could have had him in the bed before Brad trapped her.

    Have you seen some of the pix of George, brad, and Angelina from the O13 premiere in la? The look… major georgelina chemistry.

  • http://dcjean ohwow

    Mmmmm poster will be known as a psychotic homewrecker preying on bampsz thread, please ignore the sick!!!

  • jolierocks

    What is this membership referencing to? I don’t see Angelina’s name anywhere..

  • To Prada

    There are over 6,000 members. Each year they choose 100-150 new members. Why do you get all work up? relax.

  • Dam

    Stay on topic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • erica1

    good interviews.I’m proud to be your fan angelina.
    thank jared and peace.
    Please don’t turn this thread with negative articles is refugee week.
    Just ignore this loser because is one person who always change his name to bring trouble in thread relate to bampzs.
    Please can’t we stay in topic today?
    thank again and peace.

  • Hello!

    38 kimbara | 06/18/2007 at 4:13 pm

    Angelina is much better than george. Clooney is the one leaking all those quotes to the tabloids and Ted casablanca. He doesn\’t like angelina and has been very chatty about it (I\’m not talking about that stupid joke he made on cannes). Brad knows but ignores it.
    -=-=-=-

    If what you say is true and Brad knows and ignores it, he is a bigger ass than I thought.

  • George go to hell

    Clooney is an ass.

  • Frenchy

    Repost (it didn’t show up)

    The Structure of AMPAS

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a professional honorary organization composed of over 6,500 filmmakers whose achievements have placed them at the top of their craft.

    The purposes of the Academy are to advance the arts and sciences of motion pictures; foster cooperation among creative leaders for cultural, educational and technological progress; recognize outstanding achievements; cooperate on technical research and improvement of methods and equipment; provide a common forum and meeting ground for various film-related crafts; represent the viewpoint of actual creators of the motion picture; and foster educational activities between the professional community and the public.

    Membership in the Academy is by invitation of the Board of Governors and is limited to those who have distinguished themselves in the arts and sciences of motion pictures. The criteria for admittance include: a body of work in motion pictures that reflects the high standards of the Academy, an achievement of unique distinction, or the making of an outstanding contribution to the film arts or sciences.
    Members represent 15 general areas – actors, animators and short film makers, art directors and costume designers, cinematographers, composers and songwriters, documentary filmmakers, directors, executives, film editors, makeup artists and hairstylists, producers, public relations specialists, sound technicians, visual effects experts and writers.

    A candidate for membership in the Academy is normally sponsored by at least two members of the branch for which the person may qualify. Each proposed member must first receive the favorable endorsement of the appropriate branch executive committee before his or her name is submitted to the Board of Governors for its approval. Individuals nominated for Academy Awards® who are not already members of the Academy are considered for membership without the need for sponsors.

    The Board of Governors also may invite individuals to become members-at-large and associate members. Members-at-large are those engaged in motion picture production, but for whose craft there is no separate branch. They have all the privileges of branch membership except for representation on the Board. Associate members are those closely allied to the industry but not actively engaged in motion picture production. They are not represented on the Board and do not vote on Academy Awards

    http://www.oscars.org/academy/history.html

  • http://dcjean ohwow

    pls.! ignore the sicko Mmmmm poster who is totally psychotic homewrecker forever! or please ask JJ to ban the beast!!!

  • lora

    Haters are so ridiculous. Of course in THEIR WORLD, someone always has to not like someone.. there is always supposed hate going around.

    Please…George has said many nice things about Angie.

    Seriously, does hatred make people dumb or does being dumb cause you to hate easily?

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