Angelina Jolie 'Hopes' Her Children Don’t Want to Act

by Jackie Willis 5:37 AM PST, January 28, 2016
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Angelina Jolie Pitt isn't so keen about her six children getting into the family business.

When the two-time Oscar winner was asked by the Today show if she thought Maddox, 14, Pax, 12, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, 9, and twins Knox and Vivienne, both 7, were interested in acting like their parents, she admitted she wasn't thrilled about the notion. "I hope not," Jolie said, adding, "We've always said if they're going to be actors I hope they do something [else first] and then be actors."

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However, four of her and Brad Pitt's children have small roles alongside their mother in the animated movie, Kung Fu Panda 3, and Jolie found it to be "so much fun" to work with her brood. "I think what was so sweet about it was that they took it very seriously," she gushed. "They came in and said, 'I don't know if I could do this. I'm not sure if I can do this.'"

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When ET spoke with Jolie earlier this month at the Kung Fu Panda 3 junket, the 40-year-old actress was pretty adamant that her children had no interest in acting. "They were kind of shy," she explained. "They don't really want to be actors, but I didn't want them to miss the opportunity. They came in, and they had a lot of fun with it."

ET was also at the Kung Fu Panda 3 premierein Hollywood where Jolie, Jack Black and Kate Hudson turned the event into quite the family affair when they brought their kids along. "They're very excited," Jolie said of her kids' reaction to working on the movie. "The only problem with it was, I think that after doing a few hours of it they said, 'That's what you do for a living mom? That was easy.'"