Angelina Jolie returns to the big screen in “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” but will not be joined by her kids.
In an interview with People, Jolie talks about her children’s interests, including their love for humanitarian work.
The actor asked her kids, Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne if they wanted to have a small part in her new movie but there were no takers.
In the first “Maleficent” film, Vivienne played young Aurora, but as for a role reprisal in the sequel, Jolie said, “Vivienne still can’t believe I made her a princess… She likes her overalls, I can’t put her in a dress. So she’s like, ‘How could you make me a princess?’”
Jolie and Brad Pitt are known for their A-list acting chops but are also leaders in philanthropy and humanitarian projects. When Jolie travels to advocate for refugees, women, and children, she often brings her children with her.
In 2017, Jolie brought Shiloh to Namibia, the country where Shiloh was born. The two of them returned to open the Shiloh Wildlife Sanctuary.
Jolie shared Shiloh’s reaction to that experience: “Her face lit up when she saw the sanctuary for the first time… The name was a surprise to her and she was beaming. She and her brothers and sisters moved around very quietly as the newly rescued elephants were still settling in.”
It sounds like the Jolie-Pitt children are on a great path, even if not to the big screen.
Catch “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” currently playing in theatres.