Despite being a mother of six, Angelina Jolie says her rebellious past (filled with knives, bisexual romances, and tattoos!) still remains a part of who she is.
“I don’t walk around feeling I need to apologize or explain myself,” Angelina, 33, shared in December’s Harper’s Bazaar. “I am still, at heart – and always will be – just a punk kid with tattoos.”
She also says she’ll only play characters on the big screen that she would ideally want to hang out with.
“I tell stories that are about the type of woman I’d want to meet,” shared Angelina, who plays the mother of a kidnapped son in her latest drama Changeling.
“The type of woman where I think, even if it’s silly characters I’ve played, like in Tomb Raider, there’s something about her that will be fun for my daughters to see one day,” she added.
She said that she and Brad explain the difference between the big screen and real life to their children.
“Listen, my kids play video games. I let them play with toy soldiers. We don’t take war and violence lightly, but we don’t hide it from anybody,” she said. “We say, ‘Mommy and Daddy have movies where we play these characters, but there’s real death and violence in the world.'”
Angelina recently admitted that she bought Maddox, 7, some knives.
“My mom took me to buy my first daggers when I was 11 or 12,” Angelina revealed in November’s W magazine. “And I’ve already bought Maddox some.”
The mention of video games made me wonder about something…do you allow video games in your house? Video games are allowed in our house…I mean, I grew up playing them so I certainly don’t see it as a big deal, but I do worry about the effect they could be having. And just to clarify, we only have games like Mario Kart and such…not Grand Theft Auto! I was concerned by a recent news story about a boy running away from home after his father took away his video console. Microsoft was even offering a cash reward for his safe return home I think. His father was so shocked that his son ran away as he said that he had no idea how important video gaming was to his son. I guess that some children develop secret lives in which they have relationships with other gamers through online gaming and such. That is definitely scary.