In an online conference recently, Jolie spoke about raising six kids and spoke a bit about when she was young and rebellious.
She shares, “I knew very little, like most Americans. I was 17 so I wasn’t very focused. I was my own form of self-destructive, and it was a bad time.”
As for her kids, she explains, “I was such a punk for so long, you can’t imagine you’d be anybody’s role model. I’m very grateful that I’ve had the opportunity to do some things that have allowed me to be a role model. I hope I’m [a role model] for my children, and especially for my daughters.”
When asked what she hopes to pass onto her children, Angelina said, “compassion and respect,” adding, “I want my children to be aware of the world around them and have respect for all people around the world. From the nature of the make-up of my family, they learn a lot about each other. They don’t see this divide, which is dangerous.”