Angelina Jolie on Brad's Oscar Nom, Working with Her Kids in 'Kung Fu Panda 3'
Angelina Jolie hit the red carpet this morning in Los Angeles for the premiere of her new film "Kung Fu Panda 3."
The actress, looking flawless as always in an elegant LBD, chatted with "Extra's" Terri Seymour, saying she just got off a plane from Cambodia. She was there directing "First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," a film she adapted with Loung Ung from Ung's book of the same name.
She jetted to the L.A. premiere in the middle of the night, but without a lot of glamour-squad time. "I just pulled myself together, just cleaned the dirt off my feet."
Jolie is reprising her role as Tigress in the third "Kung Fu Panda" film, and she made it a real family affair this time: four out of her six children — Pax, 12; Zahara, 10; Shiloh, 9; and Knox, 7 — join her in providing voices for the movie. She tells "Extra" she is thrilled to share the experience with her family. "The kids are at home getting ready, and ZZ and I were in hair and makeup together." She went on to say that acting has always been kind of for them [Brad and Angelina], "but now it's really together, it's lovely."
The kids working on a movie with her is something Jolie says she never wanted to pressure them into doing. "It's been, 'If you want to, you can jump in, and here's a crazy idea'... and some of them were shy, but this one they all really wanted to and they all came together and did their recording together and took it very seriously — it was cute." She laughed, "Now that they've had a taste, they think Mommy's job is ridiculously easy."
Jolie also talked about her husband Brad Pitt's recent Oscar nomination for his passion project, "The Big Short," saying, "I'm always proud of him because of all the work he does, and how he balances his family life and work. I love him, I'm proud of his film. I'd be proud either way, obviously. It's lovely for him, it's lovely for the film, it's an important film — I don't need that [Oscar recognition] to be proud of him."