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Angelina Jolie: Press Junket & 'Parade' Extras!

Angelina Jolie: Press Junket & 'Parade' Extras!

Angelina Jolie leaves a press junket on Friday (July 9) in Washington, D.C.

The 35-year-old actress (in an Elizabeth and James Elizabeth Blazer) spoke to the press about her new movie, Salt at D.C.’s Newseum.

Ang covers Parade magazine‘s latest issue, and the mag released more excerpts from her interview today on Parade.com! Here’s what she had to share:

On avoiding the dangers of the movie business: “There are many people we’ve seen lost in this business because other people haven’t stopped to make sure they’re OK, you know? People are aware when others are breaking, but in this town they don’t tend to stop and help them. In the end, it costs a life. Part of the sadness in this business is that there are a lot of people in it looking for approval and love. I’m lucky because I was raised with so much love that I can take a lot of knocks and not take anything personally.”

On her opinion of religion:
“I respect all religions. What I don’t respect is when people use religion to attack others. I’ve met people across the world, in the middle of nowhere, who are just trying to survive and all they have is religion. In some way it helps them, and I wouldn’t take it away from them. There are also people who use it to hate and kill. I don’t consider them religious people.”

On what her children are being taught to believe: Brad and I are raising our children to respect everyone. We have a bookshelf in the house that has the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, everything. We will take our children to church, temple, Buddhist ceremonies, Mosques, teaching them about all faiths. Whatever religion they choose, the choice will be theirs.”

FYI: Angie is wearing Ferragamo cream leather shoes with gold metal heels.

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  • Some Bunny

    I’m Soo first this time!! Awwwee what a way to end the day. I Love Angelina! So Psyched for SALT!!!

  • Lurker

    What a beautiful woman, I can’t wait to see the movie.

  • Lurker

    Darn, was hoping I was first for the first time ever. I kid, I kid. LOL.

  • sweetie

    beautiful :-)

  • Lurker

    Bringing the entire Parade interview to this new thread.
    Credit JJB.
    Angelina Jolie: Taming Her Wild Heart
    by Dotson Rader
    http://www.parade.com/celebrity/2010/07/angelina-jolie-taming-her-wild-heart.html

    ‘I always wanted a great love affair,” Angelina Jolie says, “something that feels big and full, really honest and enough. No moment should feel slight, false, or a little off. For me, it had to be everything.”

    Jolie and I are in a luxury hotel bungalow on a summer afternoon in Los Angeles. Actor Brad Pitt, 46, her companion of five years, has gone off to meetings, and we are alone. The six Jolie-Pitt children are at home at the family’s hillside compound a few miles away.

    “It is hard to find all that in a relationship,” she admits, laughing, “but it is what we are all looking for, isn’t it? Something authentic.”

    Jolie is wearing a sleeveless pearl-gray tunic, a small gold watch, and a diamond-and-emerald ring. Tattooed in tiny script on her left arm is a Tennessee Williams quote: “A prayer for the wild at heart kept in cages.”

    At 35, Jolie is the world’s most glamorous movie star—beautiful, elegant, poised, generous, beguiling. An Oscar winner, she has starred in more than 30 films, most recently in A Mighty Heart, Wanted, and Clint Eastwood’s Changeling. She is among the world’s highest-paid actors. Her two Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movies were international blockbusters. Her new film, Salt, a double-agent spy thriller, opens next week.

    Jolie is also known for her work on behalf of the world’s dispossessed. She is a leading advocate for millions of refugees, the “stateless, homeless people facing slaughter,” as she describes them, “the most vulnerable human beings who have no protection and no voice.” She goes where she is needed and pays her own way. “I have learned how to be a useful person,” she says. She and Pitt give millions to charity every year.

    If usefulness is an important part of what makes her happy, as Jolie claims, then it is a happiness that is relatively new and hard-earned. “It’s not a secret that I went through a self-destructive period, self-searching, looking for the extremities,” she acknowledges. “I used to cut myself or jump out of airplanes, trying to find something new to push up against because sometimes everything else felt too easy. I was searching for something deeper, something more. I tried everything. I always felt caged, closed in, like I was punching at things that weren’t there. I always had too much energy for the room I was in.”

    Jolie grew up in L.A., the second child of movie star Jon Voight (Midnight Cowboy) and Marcheline Bertrand, a sometime actress. They split when Angelina was 1, and she and her brother, James, an actor now 37, were raised by Marcheline. Mother and children were intensely close.

    “My mother was an angel, a Catholic schoolgirl raised in a Chicago bowling alley,” Jolie says. “She could bowl like nobody’s business. My grandparents ran the bar and bowling alley. She came to L.A. at 17, hung out on the Sunset Strip, was a hippie, loved the Rolling Stones, studied acting, met my father. After her divorce, we had financial troubles. We never owned a home. We moved from small apartments to even smaller ones. We were always conscious of money.” Voight was their sole support. After years of estrangement, Jolie and her dad are now making efforts to reconcile.

    “Mother never put herself first, ever,” Jolie says. “At the end, she said her greatest success was being a mother.”

    Bertrand died in 2007 of ovarian cancer. She was 56. “I remember Mother singing in church,” Jolie says. “How pretty she was! I lit candles with her. She said she had missed nothing in life except getting to know her grandchildren. When she passed away, I brought my son to church to light a candle for her.” Jolie’s eyes fill with tears. She pauses. “Forgive me,” she says. “I loved her so much.”

    As a child, Jolie took acting classes and modeled, at her mother’s urging. She attended Moreno High School in Beverly Hills. “It’s where the bad kids go. I chose it. I was the punk outsider who nobody messed with. I was fearless. At 16, I graduated and moved out.” Four years later, she landed a lead in the film Hackers, opposite British actor Jonny Lee Miller, now 37. The two wed. The movie flopped. Their marriage died a couple of years later. “We were just too young,” Jolie says. In 2000, she married actor Billy Bob Thornton. That bizarre union—marked by buying his ’n’ hers grave plots and wearing vials of each other’s blood—also failed. That same year, she won an Oscar for Girl, Interrupted. It made her a movie star. She was 24.

    “I went through a period when I felt my film characters were having more fun than I was,” she says without irony. “It might partly explain why I ended up tattooed or doing certain extreme things in my life.”

    Jolie pauses to show me the inscription on her arm, one of her 13 tattoos. “The wild heart caged.” She smiles, then says, “I unlocked my cage years ago. I want my children to have that freedom.

  • :)

    Flawless.

  • lil

    Beautiful Angie as usual.

  • Darren

    beautiful.

  • lol

    this outfit is ridiculous!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/taracroft tara croft

    aaw :- D she is so good hearted, honest and beautiful! i love that respects all types of religions and that they have a bookshelf in the house! i’m so proud to call her my rolemodel! i love u, angie! <3 <3

  • dd

    AJ is incredibly wonderful.

  • MARIA FROM TEXAS

    LORDY, LORDY, LORDY, ANGIE SURE FILLED UP NICELY. SHE LOOKS SO BEAUTIFUL AND CONTENT.

  • SALT buzz looking great !

    ‘Salt’ tickets gone almost instantly
    .

    ALBANY — All 1,200 free tickets available starting at 10 a.m. today for the July 22 Capital Region premiere of the Angelina Jolie movie “Salt” at the Palace Theatre were snapped up within minutes. No more tickets will be given out until 10 a.m. Monday, when the remaining block for the 2,800-seat Palace will become available at the theater’s box office.
    .

    The Albany visitors center at Quackenbush Square distributed 600 tickets, and 400 were given out by the Albany Office of Special Events at City Hall, where the line began to form at 7:30 a.m., according to staffers. At the Palace box office, which wasn’t supposed to be open today, theater general manager Chris Gould stood on the sidewalk and personally handed out another 200.
    Parts of “Salt” were filmed in Albany over two weeks in spring 2009. Jolie stars as a CIA agent accused of being a Russian spy. The movie opens nationwide on Friday, July 23.

    .
    http://www.timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=949226#ixzz0tDF2flxR

  • marina

    beautiful and centered woman. respect.

  • HYPOCRISY

    SHE ‘S TOTALLY FAKE!
    EVEN HER HAIR IS FALSE!
    STOP LYING, B*TCH!
    FUG!

  • Celia

    Gorgeous!!!!

  • http://Justjared.com Slig

    Wow nice she beautiful yeah me i . .

  • Lurker

    @lol:

    Too conversative for you. She should have been half naked like your idol.

  • RONTEX

    She’s put on a little weight and looks gorgeous.

    My 10 year old daughter and I can’t wait to see this movie, Angelina’s characters are smart and empowering for women of all ages.

  • Whamo

    Her forehead is so big I’m wondering if they’re going to be premiering SALT on it!
    I’m surprised she doesn’t snap her wrists while brushing her hair!
    Nice MAN JAW I must say. She must get that from her brother!

  • iconic tbh

    She always looks so peaceful (?) and content. She’s beautiful.

  • Jonte

    She is so graceful and elegant, no? And at the same time totally fkn FIERCE. I love her!

  • Fingered Gal…

    action movie SALT will do better in its weekend release than action movie Bootey Hunter did in its entire domestic run….this without any mini dress upsk*rt exposure or finger in the a** PR involvement…

  • ben

    @Whamo: You should be banned with all your racist and homophobic comments. I don’t know how you’re not already. You’re disgusting.

  • Alaia

    Didn’t her Dad recently attack some religions? She’s probably referring to him.

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Whamo @ 07/09/2010 at 3:46 pm

    angie owns your @ss. i guess couldn’t stay away from the woman you hate. i love it.

  • omg!

    Is she pregnant???

  • age with grace

    Effortlessly lovely.

  • Ugh

    Overrated.

  • Ugh

    @Media Wh@re MANiston:

    Whorie owns nothing, and Jen is not a man so get over it.

  • Lurker

    LMAO.

    Whamo forgot to change his/her/it name before responding to Media
    W@re MANiston.

    Ugh and Whamo are the same troll. Why be such a coward and change your name?

  • Leila

    On what her children are being taught to believe: “Brad and I are raising our children to respect everyone. We have a bookshelf in the house that has the Bible, the Torah, the Koran, everything. We will take our children to church, temple, Buddhist ceremonies, Mosques, teaching them about all faiths. Whatever religion they choose, the choice will be theirs.”

    Why have I not paid more attention to this woman. I’ve only just lately become really infatuated with her and her interviews. Everything about her is incredible and respectable.

  • tabitha

    who cares???
    jj has too much threads of jolie…

  • Janeth

    Is she pregnant again? I ask because she is utterly bony but has a gut on her.

  • Hermaphrodith…

    Ugh @ 07/09/2010 at 3:50 pm 0

    @ugh:

    Then what is this suspicious package between her thighs ?
    .
    http://img2.timeinc.net/people/i/2008/stylewatch/gallery/swimsuit_guide/athletic/jennifer_aniston.jpg
    .
    She sure has some of their…male attributes

  • jjj
  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    # 32 Lurker @ 07/09/2010 at 3:54 pm

    i know. whamo can’t stand angie but always on her thread. go figure.

  • Hi

    @Skeleton looks terrible: I don’t know how much longer the ” she looks skeletal” line is going to work. She looks to be gaining weight and she looks better because of it. I don’t want to jinx it because then she’ll lose the 5 ibs that she s gained and will go back to what u described. For right now she looks healthy but she definitely didn’t a few months ago. Holly is back :) I always thought Angie was in luv with her. Just saying. Also, Angie was flirtin with one of the female reports today lol

  • adriana

    Look at those pictures of Angie… She’s gorgeous!!! This is why I don’t think her pics require any photoshopping. I love her attires, simple and classic… and those shoes are to die for.

  • Lara CROFT TR

    Don’t forget, Angie will be on GMA Monday morning. Thanks again Diana! Hopefully someone will remember the other show she will be on that very same night. Nightline I think?
    .

    I seriously just can’t wait!!

  • sav

    Ooh, Angie, beautiful, sexy, flawless, magnetic, erotic, exotic, classy

  • EM hmmm, say it

    ” there are a lot of people in it looking for approval and love”
    - like cutters and knife collecters and “profound” tattooo collectors and other people’s husband stealers and adrenaline junkies and those that only date in show business and violent action movie wanna bees and foreign child collectors, and fairytale tellers and boyfriend stealers and attention HOs and over the top do-gooders and back stabbers and self promoters and magazine cover Ho’s……….etc……. see what you mean

  • QUESTION

    IS SHILOH TRANSGENDER OR INTERSEX?

  • lurker

    hens lack words to use angie looks fit and sexy so fresh and beautiful we all know iggypopiston looks like a man is already scientifically proven POOR TROLLS NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK ANYMORE JUST GO SCREAM AT THE NEAREST OCEAN

  • Lara CROFT TR

    @Some Bunny:

    What? You mean you beat the trolls who hate on her and just cant WAIT to post their overused piss-poor insults??? WOW.
    .

    Glad you were first bunny. :)

  • Ang

    On Botox: “Don’t leave home without it”

  • Media Wh@re MANiston

    Hermaphrodith… @ 07/09/2010 at 3:57 pm

    ROTFLMAO. what did brad said on Friends? something like she was raise as a girl but still has P.E.N.I.S. i guess its really true.

  • lurker

    HATERS ARE DYING A SLOW DEATH HE HE HE HE

  • Whamo

    ben @ 07/09/2010 at 3:48 pm
    =======================================
    If that’s the case then someone’s been using my name! I’ve never said anything as such and I am certainly neither.. I may be an A$$hole to you guys but I would never make racist nor homophobic comments. Where are these comments?
    I’m sure the people at JJ no who’s actually writing them, if this is the case and that’s why I’m not banned! Believe it or not I find both of these abhorrent!

  • kiki

    On her opinion of religion: “I respect all religions”
    - hows about self-flagellators and snake handelers?