Angelina Jolie is sitting down with ABC's Nightline
to discuss In the Land of Blood and Honey
, her directorial debut, as well as her family life with Brad Pitt and their six children -- who, she says, are still asking the couple about their marriage plans.
"The kids asked me the other day and I asked them if it was just because they wanted to have a 'big cake,'" she says, laughing. "They see movies that have the people getting married in the movies or somebody's, you know, the happily ever after. Shrek and Fiona are married."
Regardless of their marriage status, Angelina says that with six kids, they couldn't be more committed to each other. When it comes to their three adopted kids, she explains, "I look at them and think what their birth parents must have gone through, what their birth grandparents would have gone through, and so I feel connected to it," adding, "It's a gift when you adopt a child from another country. This whole country enters your home."
In fact, Angelina says she homeschools her brood, especially when it comes to history. She explains that she and Brad want "to make sure it's not one country's point of view of their country" because "it has to be very balanced and they have to learn about their country so they can form their own conclusions."
Angelina also touches upon her relationship with Brad, which she admits has its share of disagreements on controversial political subjects like the death penalty.
"I won't say whose side anyone is on,” Angelina says. “But it's the one, the thing nobody brings up at dinner because nobody wants us to go off on each other... We have -- we have strong views."
In the Land of Blood and Honey -- which is based upon the Bosnian war of the 1990s -- is written and directed by Angelina, who explains why the subject matter interests her, "I was thinking and meditating on these international themes of violence against women, lack of intervention, and how human beings are changed and warped by war, and how some people come out stronger and some people are truly broken," Angelina says in the interview with Christiane Amanpour. "There's no safe way to tackle these subject matters, but I think the important thing is to discuss them and tackle them."
Click above to watch an exclusive clip. The full interview with Jolie will air tonight on Nightline on ABC.