Angelina Jolie's acting U-turn
- Bang Showbiz
- 6 October 2008
Angelina Jolie, who raises six children with partner Brad Pitt, planned to give up acting to be a full-time mother
Angelina Jolie planned to give up acting.
The actress, who recently gave birth to twins Knox and Vivienne, revealed partner Brad Pitt persuaded her to return to work rather than caring full-time for their six children.
She said: "We had a big discussion about whether I should go back to work at all, but Brad said it was a part of me as well and it would be alright, so we're trying to balance it out."
Despite admitting she wants to expand her family further, 33-year-old Angelina admitted having such a large family does cause problems - because she and Brad, 44, struggle to get time alone.
She explained: "Even if we lock our door the children come knocking.
"We often try to have a bath alone together at the end of the night and sit and talk, but they hear the water and want to jump in.
"But it's fun and lovely - the thing about having six is once you get past three or four, it's just so crazy anyway that it's just more chaos and that's OK."
The actress - who says her daily routine starts at 4.30am - also spoke of her delight at how well the couple's other children have welcomed the twins into the family.
She added to Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper: "It's so much fun but it's very hard work. The kids are forming beautiful friendships. They're teammates and they're very loving to the babies."
Meanwhile, Angelina revealed her latest tattoos at the premiere of her new movie, 'The Changeling', in New York this weekend.
The actress already had the latitude and longitude of where each of her children - adopted trio Maddox, seven, Pax, four, and Zahara three, and biological daughter Shiloh, two - were born and has had the coordinates of her twins' French birthplace added.