Angelina Jolie: "I never wanted to have a baby".

These days, she’s a devoted mum of six – but once upon a time, Angelina Jolie had no plans to ever become a mother.

The Maleficent star, who is married to fellow actor Brad Pitt, recently revealed to the Associated Press via CTV News that motherhood was never part of her life plan.

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“It’s strange, I never wanted to have a baby. I never wanted to be pregnant. I never babysat. I never thought of myself as a mother,” Jolie said.

But everything changed when the actress visited a Cambodian school as a goodwill ambassador for the UN.

“It was suddenly very clear to me that my son was in the country, somewhere,” she said.

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and their six kids. Image via Getty.

Jolie was right - and she adopted her Cambodian-born son Maddox in 2002.

Jolie and Pitt went on to adopt daughter Zahara from an Ethiopian orphanage in 2005.

The couple's first biological child, daughter Shiloh Nouvel, was born in 2006 and they then adopted son Pax from Vietnam in 2007.

Finally, the Jolie-Pitts welcomed twins Knox Léon and Vivienne Marcheline in 2008.

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Jolie and her eldest son Maddox are now working on a film that the star has described as "the most important" film of her career - First They Killed my Father - which follows the horrific Khmer Rouge regime of the 1970s.

We're sure the film will be incredible - and we can't wait to see the mother-son project come to life.

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