With Angelina Jolie, you never know exactly where in the world she’s going to turn up or what she’s going to say when she gets there. Last night, the actress made an appearance in New York and the topic of conversation was family.
“I’m great,” she told host Jon Stewart at the “Daily Show.” “I’ve got a big, crazy, happy family and I’m used to chaos and I’m very lucky.”
Stewart asked her how many children she hoped to have.
“It fluctuates between 7 and 13 and 14,” she said.
Stewart noted he had just two children and that was already “kicking his ass.” He told Angelina he admired her wish for a larger family.
“Four’s kind of kicking our ass, but we kind of fell like ‘Damn it! We’re up for the challenge,” she said.
A few channels away, Larry King took a more direct approach.
“Would you adopt again,” the veteran CNN host asked.
“Yeah,” Jolie replied. “Not tomorrow.”
“How about a natural birth again?”
“Yeah, I’d consider it,” she said. “Absolutely.”
“Access Hollywood” can confirm Angelina is not pregnant, but in an effort to protect the privacy of Angelina and Brad, Jolie’s reps asked some press, (not “Access”) at the New York “A Mighty Heart” premiere to sign an agreement not to ask personal questions.
“I don’t think I would consider it blocking freedom of press to say, ‘I don’t want to say whether or not I’m pregnant right now,’” Jolie told King.
She also told the CNN host that a relationship is not about having fun together it’s about the desire to create the same thing in life and in family.
“We talk about it often at home — how we’re gonna raise our children ... We don’t want them to be spoiled and we don’t want them to be attached to things, and we don’t want them to, or take fame seriously, or anything like that, we want them to be good people, like all parents.”
And the Jolie-Pitts seem to have found a grounded place in an ungrounded existence.
“When one of us is working the other is with the kids, when we shot ‘A Mighty Heart,’ he was figuring out fun things in India to do with the children,” Angelina said.