Angelina Jolie recently sat down with People to discuss her decision to play Maleficent again, and the fact that the six kids she shares with estranged husband Brad Pitt have zero interest in following in their parents' footsteps.
Jolie, 44, admits it wasn't easy to take on the wild and crazy persona of Maleficent for Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which comes out this Friday. The role marks her first return to acting after four years spent focused on humanitarian efforts.
She told People in this week's cover story: "It was a tough time. I'd been coming off a few years of difficulty, and I was not feeling very strong. In fact, I was feeling pretty broken. It took me a moment to feel the strength of Maleficent again."
Jolie and Pitt, 55, share daughters Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and Vivienne, 11, and sons Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, and Knox, 11. While the kids were happy to chill on-set with Jolie and her co-stars, including Elle Fanning and Michelle Pfeiffer, they have no interest in pursuing a career in acting. Even Vivienne, who acted in the first Maleficent, wouldn't budge.
"I tried," Jolie says. "Viv still can't believe I made her a princess. None of my kids want to be actors. They're into business, humanitarian affairs, things like that. Nobody was interested!"
Still, she tells People her kids give her the strength to take on roles like Maleficent.