News | Entertainment
18 Feb 2018 12:18
NZCity News
NZCity CalculatorReturn to NZCity

  • Start Page
  • Personalise
  • Sport
  • Weather
  • Finance
  • Shopping
  • Jobs
  • Horoscopes
  • Lotto Results
  • Photo Gallery
  • Site Gallery
  • TVNow
  • Dating
  • SearchNZ
  • NZSearch
  • Crime.co.nz
  • RugbyLeague
  • Make Home
  • About NZCity
  • Contact NZCity
  • Your Privacy
  • Advertising
  • Login
  • Join for Free

  •   Home > News > Entertainment

    Angelina Jolie "never really thought" she could be anything other than an actress

    The 'Maleficent' star - who is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and the late Marcheline Bertrand - was encouraged to follow in her parents' footsteps by her mom and one of the reasons why she pursued it as a career was because she knew how happy it would make her mother.


    She said: "I grew up around film and I grew up in a town where film was so important that it's all anyone talked about. It was the thing to be.

    "When I was growing up, I remember my mom telling me how she wanted to be an actress and my grandmother wanted to be an actress and she was so excited that I could be an actress. I never really thought I could be anything else and I never really questioned it.

    "I did start to get into acting and I did it partially because it was something to do with my mom and it made her so happy."

    And the 42-year-old actress - who has kids Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and nine-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with estranged husband Brad Pitt - admitted her career motivation changed when her beloved mother died of cancer in 2007.

    Speaking at an 'In Conversation with' event at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), she said: "I realised when my mom passed away that it was something I was very much something I was doing for her and it changed a little bit.

    "I haven't done much since she passed away, in front of the camera. Now I do it for my kids. And I do love it! It is fun! Who doesn't love to get silly?"

    © 2018 Bang Showbiz, NZCity


     Other Entertainment News
     18 Feb: Donald Trump's Guantanamo Bay
     17 Feb: Jennifer Lawrence says Amy Schumer's wedding was "beautiful" but "very sudden"
     17 Feb: Allison Janney keeps a "lucky peanut" with her at all times
     17 Feb: Jennifer Aniston found it difficult to sell her home
     17 Feb: Oprah Winfrey did "think about" running for President
     17 Feb: Kylie Jenner is "absolutely loving" motherhood
     17 Feb: Liam Gallagher says him and Noel Gallagher only called a truce "in his head"
     Top Stories

    RUGBY RUGBY
    Blues lose young flanker to injury More...


    BUSINESS BUSINESS
    NZ shares up, Tourism Holdings hits record More...



     Today's News

    Equestrian:
    NZ wins showjumping Nations Cup 11:35

    Politics:
    Armed standoff in Te Kuiti over 11:25

    Sports:
    Luuka Jones sixth in Sydney slalom event 10:15

    Basketball:
    High-energy basketball court cleaner becomes a social media star in China 10:05

    Environment:
    Gita expected to hit NZ on Tuesday 9:35

    Politics:
    Chinese war on crime threatening whole villages' livelihoods, researcher says 8:45

    Living & Travel:
    Body found on Omaha Beach, Auckland 8:45

    Law and Order:
    Donald Trump's Guantanamo Bay 8:15

    Rugby League:
    Sharks win NRL trial win against Manly 7:55

    Politics:
    Cyclists head to Auckland Harbour Bridge 7:45


     News Search






    Power Search


    © 2018 New Zealand City Ltd