Brad Pitt and superstar Angelina Jolie have six kids – Maddox, Zahara and Pax who are adopted from three different countries and biological children Shiloh and twins Vivienne and Knox. The actor acknowledges that his family is unusual, but says it was exactly as he planned it.
“I know it seems extreme from the outside, but I’ve always kind of operated this way,” he said. “When I know, I know, and why mess around?”
The Tree Of Life actor says that memories of a friend’s family inspired him to someday have a large brood of his own. “I had a friend who had a big family when I was a kid. I just loved the chaos around the breakfast table and the fighting and the ribbing, and the mom making pancakes for everyone or the dad making pancakes,” he recalls.
“And I just decided then if I was ever going to do it – this left some indelible mark on me – if I was ever going to do it, that’s the way I was going to do it.”
Brad and Angie are in Cannes this week to promote Tree Of Life and Kung Fu Panda 2 and revealed that they are hoping to make another movie together soon, mainly to have a schedule that is easier on their kids.
“We’re not ones to repeat ourselves, but we’d like to, because right now, we’re hopscotching with films so one can be with the kids and one’s free to work,” Brad said. “And why aren’t we doing them together? Why aren’t we doing everything together?”