Anna Gragert
June 20, 2016 1:57 pm
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With Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt’s genes coursing through their veins, it isn’t hard to believe that the Jolie-Pitt kids are destined for greatness. Plus, considering that there are six of them, there’s basically nothing they can’t accomplish when they’re together. There’s Maddox (14), Pax (12), Zahara (11), Shiloh (10), Vivienne (7), and Knox (7).

Though both their parents are iconic actors, that hasn’t made the Jolie-Pitt children feel as though they need to follow in Brad and Angelina’s footsteps. “None of my kids want to be actors,” revealed Angelina, when appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour. “They are actually very interested in being musicians. I think they like the process of film from the outside. Mad’s interested in editing … and Pax loves music and deejaying.

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Instead of being bitten by the acting bug, it seems that the six children have been intrigued by languages. This perhaps stems from the fact that their mom travels around the world as the special envoy to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. “All the kids are learning different languages,” stated Angelina. “I asked them what languages they wanted to learn and Shi’s learning Khmer, which is a Cambodian language. Pax is focusing on Vietnamese. Mad has taken to German and Russian. Z’s speaking French. Vivienne really wanted to learn Arabic. And Knox is learning sign language.” Overall, Jolie explained that her kids are becoming whoever they want to be as they show their parents who they truly are.

In addition to learning about the art of language, Angelina has made sure to educate them about the places they’re from. Specifically, the Jolie-Pitt kids celebrate World Refugee Day (which is today) in their household. “We think of the [refugees] who are going through these difficult situations, but we also talk about their resilience and their strength and we admire them,” said Jolie. “And so they’re heroes in my house.

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In addition to honoring the strength of refugees, Angelina aims to teach her children to never look upon these individuals with pity. Rather, she wants her children to “have so much admiration and respect for people suffering different realities and surviving them with such grace and dignity.

*standing ovation*

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