BEIJING, May 8 -- "I never thought I’d have children, I never thought I’d be in love, I never thought I’d meet the right person," said U.S film star Angelina Jolie in a new interview for ELLE magazine.
The actress, whose new film Maleficent hits theaters later this month, explained that she didn't have an easy childhood after parents divorced, which influenced the way she though about her own life.
"Having come from a broken home — you kind of accept that certain things feel like a fairy tale, and you just don’t look for them," Jolie added.
Jolie's new film, the Disney-produced "Maleficent," tells the origin story of the evil queen from the "Sleeping Beauty" tale, and the actress explained that there is only one person she felt comfortable casting as the child version of Princess Aurora -- daughter Vivienne.
"For young Aurora, they needed a child who wouldn’t be fazed by the Mistress of All Evil hissing 'I don’t like children' in her face. And my little Vivienne — we call her my shadow, because there’s nothing I can do to shake her. I can be tired, I can be grumpy, I can be in a terrible mood, and she doesn’t care. It’s ‘Mommy, Mommy,’ and she’ll cling to me. We knew that she would still do that thing, she’d still smile at me and insist that I pick her up. So we couldn’t really cast anybody else,” she added.
"I asked [daughter] Shiloh about being Aurora, and she laughed in my face. She said she’d be a horned creature."
Jolie also explained that she and partner Brad Pitt are trying to keep things real about their line of work and let the kids come around film sets, but they both hope their six kids grow up and find some other line of work.