Action mom Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie does her own stunts in action films so that her children will be impressed when they see them.
Angelina Jolie does her own stunts to impress her children.
The actress - who has an impressive number of action roles to her name, including her latest film 'Salt', 'Wanted' and 'Tomb Raider' - does as many of her own daring sequences as possible, because she knows her young family will think it is "cool".
Angelina - who raises adopted children Maddox, eight, five-year-old Zahara and Pax, six, as well as three biological children, Shiloh, three, and 20-month-old twins Knox and Vivienne with partner Brad Pitt - told Entertainment Weekly: "The funny thing about having children is that now I am twice as motivated to do a cool stunt because my kids will like it."
Angelina admits she enjoyed the challenge of getting into shape for spy thriller 'Salt' soon after giving birth to twins.
She added: "I had just had two babies, and the push to be physically strong was very welcome at the time."
The 34-year-old actress also revealed she is keen to work with Brad again but it looking for the right project.
Angelina - who first met the Hollywood heartthrob on the set of 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith' in 2004, when he was still married to 'Friends' actress Jennifer Aniston - said: "I love working with him. He's my favourite actor to work with, and the only complicated thing is to find the right project."
'Salt' - in which Angelina plays a CIA officer trying to prove her innocence after being accused of being a spy - is released in Europe this August.