Angelina Jolie, in her first U.S. interview since Shiloh Nouvel was born last month, says she was frightened during her daughter’s birth.
“You know, because you’re there for the birth, which I wasn’t for my first two kids, you’re just suddenly terrified that they’re not gonna take a first breath,” the actress says in an interview to air Tuesday on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360. “That was my whole focus. I just wanted to hear her cry.”
Jolie also praises the medical team in Namibia who helped in the delivery – and says Brad Pitt was by her side during the birth.
“He was in the operating room,” she says in excerpts of the interview released to the Associated Press. “And we had amazing doctors. And everybody was so lovely.”
Jolie, 31, and Pitt, 42, are back in the United States with their three children. Pitt is in the process of adopting Maddox and Zahara.
Jolie, who sat for the interview in honor of World Refugee Day, tells Cooper that she gives a third of her income to charity: “Yeah, well, I had a stupid income for what I do,” she jokes.
I remember that exact same feeling of terror during both of my children’s births. I think hearing that first cry is the most wonderful feeling in the world.