Nobody is perfect, but if anyone was going to come close to it, it would be Angelina Jolie. But being rich, famous, beautiful and successful doesn’t mean she doesn’t have the simple insecurities we all have.
When asked who her biggest critics are, she told USA Today, aside from herself, it’s her kids. Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, Zahara, 6, Shiloh, 4, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 2 -- became "part agents, part managers" on set.
"They'll sit in a room and say, 'That's just not funny,'" Angie says, adding that their fresh opinions "keep you competitive, even if they think Jack Black is always cooler than mom."
So her kids don’t think she’s cool, or funny, but what’s she insecure about? "You know, when you hear your own voice, you can find it quite boring and uninteresting," she explains. "Suddenly, you get very shy that your voice is not enough, because I'm not musical and I don't know my voice."
To gain confidence, Angie admits she didn’t turn to Brad, and went straight to Jack Black. "I was crazy about him. I had seen him in everything he'd done, but what I really knew him for was music," she says. "I don't have musical talent, so I always thought it was really cool that he could be an actor to a lot of us but equally a rock star."
She also admitted that the while family talks about adoption and orphanages very openly at the Jolie/Pitt home. "We talk about those issues at my house all the time, very openly," she asserts. "We've had those discussions so often, they're such happy, wonderful discussions." We've got kids of all ages," Jolie continues. "So we joked that we had our own focus group."
As beautiful and talented she is, it’s hard not to like Angelina Jolie—even if she did manage to lock down Brad Pitt. There’s something refreshingly real about her and their relationship. And the fact that she’s not perfect makes me love her more.