Academy Award-winning actress Angelina Jolie covers the latest issue of PEOPLE and opens up about co-parenting her six children — Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, and 9-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne — with estranged husband, Allied star Brad Pitt.
On life since splitting from Pitt: “I have had my ups and downs. I guess I am a little bit stronger. We all have our difficult times, but as a mother you also have a responsibility first and foremost towards the kids. They are going through their formative years and everything else comes second to that.”
On future project: “Everything will be around the children. I haven’t worked for over a year now because they needed me home. Everything was just stopped. I’m really sitting and talking with them because everything affects them. Every location, every type of project, I’m going to have to adjust it to however much they can handle.”
On working with her eldest on First They Killed My Father: “I wanted Maddox to see how extraordinary his country is.”
On what’s next for her kids: “I think they’re itching to get out in the world again. We’ve all been a bit in lockdown and going through some things. I think it would be good to get out there and play together.”
For more from Angelina, go to PEOPLE…