Angelina Jolie Dishes on Everything—Life, Work, and Family
Angelina Jolie spills all of the details to Vogue about her globe-trotting family, her health, her humanitarian work, and her evolving Hollywood career. In the spirit of her latest film, By the Sea, which she wrote and directed (and stars in, alongside husband Brad Pitt), Jolie discusses taking risks, defying norms, and always taking time for her family. We can’t get enough of this phenomenal woman. Scroll through for some of our favorite Jolie quotes.
“As artists, we wanted something that took us out of our comfort zones,” she explains. “Just being raw actors. It’s not the safest idea. But life is short.”
Having gone through menopause, Jolie tells Vogue, “I feel grounded as a woman. I know others do, too. Both of the women in my family, my mother and my grandmother [who both succumbed to ovarian cancer] started dying in their 40s. I’m 40. I can’t wait to hit 50 and know I made it.” Of her decision to go publish about her preventative double mastectomy, Jolie says, “It really connected me to other women.”
Director Phillip Noyce describes Jolie as follows: “She has a hard back and a very soft front. The back is determined. The front is soft and receiving of ideas. When she is working, she is a conductor of ideas. They flow through her like electricity and emotion.”
“Seeing Pax get extra nervous about which shirt he is going to wear when he meets Aung San Suu Kyi, I get very moved,” she tells Vogue. “He rightfully doesn’t get nervous going to a movie premiere; he gets nervous going to meet her.” Of all her children, Jolie says, “I schedule individual time with each of the kids like a crazy person.”
“I wanted to help them,” Jolie says about refugees. “And I realize more and more every day how they have helped me.”