Angelina Jolie hopes to see at least one of her six children pursue show biz.
E! News’ Zuri Hall caught up with the A-list movie star at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival premiere of her upcoming film, First They Killed My Father, which 16-year-old son Maddox Jolie-Pitt executive produced.
Maddox and little brother Pax Jolie-Pitt, 13, (who were adopted from Cambodia and Vietnam, respectively, by Jolie and Brad Pitt) joined their famous mother on the red carpet for the big event. So is Maddox interested in filmmaking as a profession? Angie sure is hopeful!
“Maddox worked hard. It’s up to him,” she shared. “This [film] is very important to him, but I think so.
In March 2002, Angelina picked up 7-month-old Maddox from an orphanage in Battambang. Years later, the mother-son duo would return to Cambodia to start production on First They Killed My Father, an adaptation of Loung Ung’s memoir of the same name.
Jolie recently told Vanity Fair of seeing Maddox back in his native country (where he is just as famous as the Oscar winner), “It was a way for him to walk in the steps that most likely his birth parents walked.”
When Maddox asked Angelina if he and his friends could sleep in the house she bought in 2002, the 42-year-old recalled, “I hadn’t heard him refer to it that way. You can’t push it. You can’t say, ‘Isn’t this great?’ You just have to kind of keep bringing them there, putting it in front of them and hope that they find the pride and find the comfort.”