Angelina Jolie gives her most revealing interview yet: 'The past few years have been pretty hard'

Angelina Jolie
Angelina Jolie
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  • Angelina Jolie gets candid about her family with Editor-In-Chief of British Vogue, Edward Enninful in the March 2021 edition of the magazine.
  • The actor says she's looking forward to her fifties – "I feel that I'm gonna hit my stride in my fifties," she says.
  • When asked if she's happy right now, however, she says she's unsure. "I've been focusing on healing our family. It's slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body," she admits.


Angelina Jolie graces the cover of British Vogue's March 2021 cover.

The 45-year-old gets candid about being an action star and now, settling into life as a mom in a more "traditional sense" – "I'm looking forward to my fifties – I feel that I'm gonna hit my stride in my fifties," she says – as she admits life has been "pretty hard" over the past few years, amid divorce proceedings with Brad Pitt.

"Though we were on the trampoline the other day, and the children said, 'No, Mom, don't do that. You'll hurt yourself.' And I thought, 'God, isn't that funny?' There was a day I was an action star, and now the kids are telling me to get off the trampoline because I'll hurt myself."
-- Angelina Jolie tells British Vogue's Editor-In-Chief, Edward Enninful

"Do you feel as if you're at a happy stage in your life?" she's asked during the interview, to which she responds, "I don't know." She says: "I've been focusing on healing our family. It's slowly coming back, like the ice melting and the blood returning to my body."

The Maleficent actor shares children, Maddox, 19, Pax, 17, Zahara, 16, Shiloh, 14, and 12-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox with Brad Pitt, and has previously opened up about the couple's split saying: "I separated for the wellbeing of my family."

Now she says, through it all her kids have been her greatest strength, even when it comes to her being a mom. "I'm managing through it because the children are quite resilient, and they're helping me, but I'm not good at it at all," she says. 

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