Angelina Jolie poses for rare picture with all six of her kids and they're so grown up now
Angelina Jolie made a rare appearance with all six of her children on Monday night, making it the second time in less than a week that the actress attended a public event with her kids.
Jolie, 17-year-old Maddox, 15-year-old Pax, 14-year-old Zahara, 12-year-old Shiloh, and 10-year-old twins, Vivienne and Knox, stepped out for a early screening of The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City.
This comes less than a week after the 43-year-old and four of her children attended the New York City premiere of her friend, Prune Nourry's documentary, Serendipity, at the Museum of Modern Art last Thursday.
The documentary follows the filmmaker's journey from being diagnosed with breast cancer to her treatment, and the effects it has had on both her mind and body.
Jolie introduced the documentary to support Nourry, and stated that her decision to document her journey was "an act of generosity".
“I’m honored to be here to support my dear friend, Prune Nourry, and to introduce a unique, brave and mesmerizing film,” she said. “A tribute to the spirit of a woman, and a journey into the mind and soul of a true artist," she said.
The Girl Interrupted star recently opened up about her approach to parenting during an appearance on BBC Radio 4's Today.
"Children can do two things," she explained to interviewer, Justin Webb, when he questioned her about her "wild child" past. "They can make you grow up, and you do, and they also add a sense of wild themselves."
"[My children] all have a good rebellious streak that is wonderful and curious,” Jolie continued. "I don’t want them to be perfectly behaved little people that just say what’s absolutely appropriate because I say so … they have to find themselves."
Jolie shares custody of her six children with her ex-husband, Brad Pitt.
When speaking on Awards Chatter, the Hollywood Reporter's podcast, the actress discussed the impact her own cancer scares took on her relationship with Pitt.
"Over the span of that decade, I did lose my mother. I did have my mastectomy, and I did then have an ovarian cancer scare and had that surgery as well, and other things of course that happened in life that you go through."
And in an attempt to save her marriage, Jolie chose to work with Brad Pitt on 2015's By The Sea. She continued, "We had met working together and we worked together well…I wanted us to do some serious work together…I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate". However, while the film did have a reasonably positive impact on their relationship, it didn't sustain it for too long as the couple separated the following year.
"In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things. But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn’t because of the film.
A piece of art can be something that’s healing or something that’s difficult. I don’t know. I’m glad we did that film because we did explore something together. Whatever it was maybe it didn’t solve certain things, but we did communicate something that needed to be communicated to each other."