“Brangaloonies” – are you one? My hand is raised.

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ANGELINA JOLIE
”For Mother’s Day, [Maddox] drew a machine gun, and Brad had it made
into a necklace, which is really sweet. It’s really cute. I think it’s
really good!”
PHOTOGRAPH BY VINCENT PETERS

If Angelina gave an interview in which she read extracts from the phone book? I would be reading that damn interview.
So.
In good news for "Brangaloonies" everywhere, she is working the PR trail to promote a bunch of films and she’s being as candid as you would hope in your wildest dreams.

This is the one in which she talks about sex, Brad’s tattoo etc.
It’s from Entertainment Weekly:

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: Some people can’t reconcile your old
persona, where you talked about knives and cutting, with your more
recent identity as a mother and activist.

ANGELINA JOLIE:
But again, it’s not that different. The reason I talked about going
through certain pains or even cutting myself is that I was already out
the other side. I knew there were people that do that — and somehow are
happy that somebody admitted they did and discussed how they got out of
it. I don’t see the point of doing an interview unless you’re going to
share the things you learn in life and the mistakes you make. So to
admit that I’m extremely human and have done some dark things, I don’t
think makes me unusual or unusually dark. I think it actually is the
right thing to do and I’d like to think it’s the nice thing to do.

Is there anything you’ve said that you wish you hadn’t? Like all
that business about wearing the vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood
around your neck when you two were married?

No! It was never a
vial anyway. It was like a flower press. It was like from a slight cut
on your finger and you press your fingerprint in. It was kind of a
sweet gesture. I thought it was kind of romantic! I still love him
dearly and think the world of him and I’m proud to have been his wife
for a time. I don’t believe in regrets. It’s a dangerous habit to get
into — it makes you pause in your life if you start thinking back and
questioning yourself.

You mentioned your mother earlier. What did you learn from her about being a mother yourself?
When Brad saw Changeling
he said he could see my mother. That was very much my mother. Hated
yelling at people, really was so decent and so sweet, but when it came
to protecting her children, she somehow found this odd strength.
There’s an elegance to her that I don’t really have; there’s a kindness.

You don’t think you’re kind?
I kind of like to debate. I like to get into fights.

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Would you say you’re drawn to extremes?
I think so, yeah.
We joke about that at home a lot, because we walk in different worlds
together, Brad and I. We joke about the extremes of the things we’ll do.

Like what?
Well, certain things are private! But there’s a
side of us that’s so mommy-daddy and then there’s a side of us
that’s…very man and woman. I’ll leave it at that. We both like to
ride motorcycles, we both like to fly planes, that’s the spirited side
of us. Then the other side of us is very focused on silly mommy-daddy
things. So I guess that’s extremes, but I just think of that as balance.


ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What would you say are the best and worst things about being pregnant?
ANGELINA JOLIE:
It’s all just so nice. You just really can’t complain about anything as
long as you know the babies are looking healthy. The only thing that’s
hard for me now is with twins and having four kids, there’s a lot of
the doctor saying ”Stop picking them up as much.” But we’ve worked
out a system where Brad just lifts them to me every time they want to
come up. I just don’t bend down. I’ll scream, ”Honey!” and he’ll come
running and lift them up. Or they climb on chairs, so it’s not as big
of a lift. So we’re trying to follow doctor’s orders, but I’m bending
them a tiny bit.

I’ve heard people say it’s bad for the sex life.
No, I think it’s quite the opposite. It’s great for the sex life. It just makes you a lot more creative. So you have fun, and as a woman you’re just so round and full.

Pretty soon you’ll have six kids all under the age of 8. Have you
thought about how you’re physically going to be able to handle that?

Well,
we weren’t expecting twins! So it did shock us, and we jumped to six
quickly. But we like a challenge. We really don’t know. His mom and dad
are on standby to come out and help. And fortunately we can hire help
if we need it, but we’re going to try as we usually do to balance it as
well as we can. The only thing for us when a new child comes home is
just balancing the others. Our real focus now is: How do we make sure
that the babies’ coming is not upsetting to other kids and makes them
feel included. They’re old enough to feel included to change diapers
themselves, to feed bottles themselves, like if I pump into a bottle.
We’re trying to find ways where it can be a fun group thing. But the
hard thing is every single day trying to find time for each of them
privately. ‘Cause that’s our big thing. With our eldest, we have that
last half an hour at night; Shiloh tends to be the first up in the
morning. Everybody gets special time so we can make sure we know where
they’re at.

What did you make of all the brouhaha over Jack Black’s spilling that you were having twins on the Today show?
Poor
Jack! Immediately when he saw Brad, he apologized. But we both told him
very clearly that we had only waited because, as you do with any baby,
but especially twins, you wait until all results are in on their
health, and that we were past that point and if somebody had asked me
directly, I would have said yes. So he didn’t do anything but take the
heat himself.

You and Brad aren’t married. How do you refer to each other?
We
have that problem all the time. I say ”partner” sometimes. ”Father
of my children” is too long. But half the time people refer to us as,
”So, your wife this, your husband that.” We’ve stopped correcting
everybody. It’s not a big intentional thing not to marry. We
immediately were a family when we became a couple, and children were
the priority, and we’re both legally committed to the children. And
that seemed to be the right thing.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What would be your ideal way to spend a free Saturday?
ANGELINA JOLIE:
I have a lot of those. Very simple things. On weekends we usually have
family sleep. We always have one night a week where everybody stays up
late, watches a movie, and stays in our bed. We have, like, a slumber
party.

Is there intense competition among the kids as to who sleeps where?
Yeah,
but it’s funny: The boys tend to want to be near Mommy and the girls
tend to want to be near Daddy. So it works out nicely.

Bonus questions: About Brad’s tattoo…

What’s the deal with Brad’s new tattoo?
I drew that. We went to Davos. It’s not that we were bored at the World
Economic Forum, but one night we didn’t have anything to do, so I was
drawing on his back.

So it’s not permanent?
It is. But I was just sketching.

On him?
On him, yeah.

And you thought, ”Let’s make it a tattoo”?
He just liked
it! The picture everybody saw was kind of awkward, but it just lines up
beautifully on his back, just enhances the part of the body I like.

So it doesn’t mean anything per se.
I mean, it’s meaningful in that it’s us making angles and shapes out of each other’s body, that kind of a thing.

There’s some more of the interview here…..

 

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