ELLE magazine recently published an interview between Angelina Jolie and John Kerry, titled What Angelina Jolie Is Fighting For Now. Last year, Angelina’s biggest fight might have been against the urge to leak any more messy details about Brad Pitt. But this fight is bigger and covers more ground.
Angelina wants people to know she’s a proud patriot, and that she’s the only person in her house who was born in America. She also wants to be more political. Watch out Oprah, you’re not the only one who can subtly tease a political career. Angelina says she was very “anti-political” in her younger days, but that years of humanitarian work showed her that she needed to explore the root of the problem, which often was political in nature.
Angelina is also into climate change, and fighting violence against women. She covers more ground than a pageant contestant during the interview portion. But since the interview was technically about International Women’s Day and not just a chit-chat between Angelina and her friend John, she also talked about what kind of advice she gives her daughters.
“I tell my daughters, ‘What sets you apart is what you are willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and makeup. It’s your mind that will define you. Find out who you are, what you think, and what you stand for. And fight for others to have those same freedoms. A life of service is worth living.'”
Shiloh and Vivienne made a special guest appearance in their mom’s photoshoot for ELLE.
“I tell my daughters, “What sets you apart is what you are willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and makeup. It’s your mind that will define you. Find out who you are, what you think, and what you stand for. And fight for others to have those same freedoms. A life of service is worth living.” Link in bio for our full March 2018 cover story from Editor in Chief @NinaGarcia’s first ELLE issue, featuring a candid conversation between Angelina Jolie and John Kerry. || #AngelinaJolie by @AndresKudacki, styled by @SamiraNasr.
But back to that advice. That’s a lot of pressure to put on your kids! They are still children of famous people, after all. They deserve at least a couple years after they turn 21 to act like messy, wealthy nepotistic spawn of famous people before they settle down and apply for a humanitarian internship program at the UN. It’s not fair mom, you got to do it when you were younger!
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