Call it a new spin on take your kid to work day. In a recent appearance on Good Morning Britain, Angelina Jolie shared that four members of the Jolie-Pitt clan got a taste of the movie star life when they helped record animal voices for the actress's latest film, Kung Fu Panda 3.
Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 9, and Knox, 7, contributed to the animated film and even joked that their mom's day job is "so easy" after seeing her in action. "I think it backfired a little because I did say, 'okay you're going to come to mummy's work,'" said Jolie. "They see me on set every day doing things and directing but this was a moment of seeing me act—you're going to do some lines, you're going to act. They all went in, they took it very seriously and then in the car, they were like, 'that's what you do? It's so easy.'" The star admitted the kids were initially shy but ended up "having a lot of fun with it."
When asked how her children react to random fans approaching her and husband Brad Pitt, Jolie said, "We only explain it so they are not afraid when they see people coming at you with a camera because it can feel aggressive. We always say it's just because people are interested in films, and because of films, people take pictures. We try to keep it that way."
This isn't the first time the Jolie-Pitt kids have gotten into the family business. Vivienne, 7, played a young Aurora in Maleficent, while Zahara and Pax, 12, had small walk-on parts. Cambodian-born Maddox, 14, has also been assisting his mother behind the scenes with the production of her upcoming film adaptation of First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers , the memoir of Loung Ung, a Cambodian human rights activist who survived the Khmer Rouge regime.
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