E! Online: How Angelina Jolie Feels Spending Quarantine with Her 6 Kids at Home
On Monday, August 17, “E! Online’s Daily Pop” aired showing Angelina Jolie being interviewed. One of the things the actress discussed was what it was like to be in self-quarantine with six children.
Angelina Jolie, 45, is a mother to six children namely: Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 12. She shares the brood with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt.
Maddox is back home taking virtual classes after his first year at Yonsei University in South Korea was cut short due to the novel coronavirus disease. Jolie spoke to “E! Online” recently about her new Disney film, “The One and Only Ivan.”
Angelina Jolie with Shiloh, Maddox, Vivienne Marcheline, Pax Thien, Zahara Marley, and Knox Leon Jolie-Pitt visit the Louvre in Paris, France, on January 30, 2017 | Photo: Mehdi Taamallah/NurPhoto/Getty Images
QUARANTINING WITH 6 KIDS
However, she also opened up about being in quarantine with all six of her children at once. She jokingly revealed during the interview that wasn’t a person who valued relaxation.
The actress explained that she actually liked “chaos.” The “Wanted” star shared how she was used to having her children or pets interrupt her during "high-level meetings."
Vivienne, Maddox, Pax, Kimhak Mun, Knox, Shiloh, Angelina Jolie, Zahara, and Sareum Srey Moch at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2017, in Canada | Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage/Getty Images
JUGGLING MEETINGS AROUND FAMILY
During these instances, Jolie would have to juggle her meetings around dogs, balls, and her children. She confessed how, in those moments, she would give in and enjoy being a human.
The star also revealed how those in the meeting would just laugh it off along with her. However, liking chaos didn’t mean she just let the children do whatever they wanted.
Zahara Jolie-Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt at Nickelodeon's 28th Annual Kids' Choice Awards on March 28, 2015, in Inglewood, California | Photo: Frazer Harrison/KCA2015/Getty Images
BUILDING SOME STRUCTURE
She explained how she gave them some sort of structure by making home schedules. However, one of her children, Zahara, is said to be the master in organizing.
Just like everyone else, the actress’s family also enjoys having movie nights together. Jolie shared how they all would gather together with plenty of popcorn and snacks; dressed in pajamas and robes to bond as a family.
CHILDREN ARE HELPFUL
Speaking to “Extra,” at the beginning of the week, the star revealed how helpful and supportive her children have been around the house. She shared how the six of them helped each other in the home.
INSPIRATION FOR HER NEW FILM
With regard to her new film, Jolie credited Shiloh for influencing her to create the movie. She explained how the 14-year-old read and loved the book the movie is based on before they read it together. They both loved the main character, Ivan.
CHILDREN AND RACISM
In June 2020, the actress opened up about her thoughts on racism and children. Her advice was for children to keep listening and learning so they can be educated about human rights and equality.