The 39-year-old actress helms upcoming drama Unbroken, which follows the true story of Olympic runner Louis Zamperini who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during the second World War. During the film's premiere in Sydney, where Angelina was joined by her new husband Brad Pitt for their first event as a married couple, she explained how their kids Maddox (13)Pax (10), Zahara(9) Shiloh(8), and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne have got caught up in the tale. "They're all very emotional about the story and I look forward to them seeing it because I think it's very good for children, it's got good messages," she told Daily Mail Australia.
'They're all very emotional about the story'
Sadly Louis passed away in July before he could see the finished project and actor Jack O'Connell's portrayal of him. The veteran died aged 97 from pneumonia, with both Angelina and her daughter Shiloh attending his memorial service.
"Shiloh came to [Louis'] funeral and [she's] very connected emotionally to him and so she wants to see it most of all," Angelina added.
While on the red carpet Channel Nine's Emma Freedman took the time to recite a quote by Louis dedicated to the Hollywood beauty. It was enough to reduce Angelina to tears before she managed to say what a great man he was.
"Angelina became a great part of my life, she knows what she wants and she knows what she's doing and I trust her one hundred per cent. I have all the confidence in the world that Unbroken will be a great film," the quote read.
But luckily Brad was on hand to lift his spouse's spirits. The couple tied the knot in August with a lavish ceremony at their home Chateau Miraval in France and things couldn't be better for the pair.
"I think we just feel that much closer," Angelina smiled. "It makes us happy to be married, if that makes any sense. I don’t think we needed it but it feels... he’s my husband."
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