Angelina Jolie stated in a new interview that she is well aware that she has “much more support than most people.”
The Oscar-winning actress feels celebrity moms in her position shouldn’t complain. Hear that Gwyneth Paltrow?
The star of “Maleficent” graciously said, “I’m not a single mom with two jobs trying to get by every day. I have much more support than most people, most women in this world. And I have the financial means to have a home and health care and food.”
Jolie is the mother to six children with longtime partner Brad Pitt. The couple parents son Maddox, 12, son Pax, 10, daughter Zahara, 9, daughter Shiloh, 7, son Knox, 5, and daughter Vivienne, 5.
In addition to starring in the upcoming “Maleficent”, Jolie is also lending her voice to “Kung Fu Panda 3” and directing the Coen brothers-assisted war drama “Unbroken”.
She said of her work, “When I feel I’m doing too much, I do less, if I can. And that’s why I’m in a rare position where I don’t have to do job after job. I can take time when my family needs it.”
“I actually feel that women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn’t complain,” Jolie, who is worth a reported combined $270 million with Pitt, said. “Consider all the people who really struggle and don’t have the financial means, don’t have the support, and many people are single raising children. That’s hard.”
One actress that doesn’t see things the same as Angelina is Gwyneth Paltrow. She often talks about her struggles of maintaining her film career while raising children.
Paltrow, mom of two, said, “It’s much harder for me. I think it’s different when you have an office job, because it’s routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening.”
“When you’re shooting a movie, they’re like, ‘We need you to go to Wisconsin for two weeks,’ and then you work 14 hours a day and that part of it is very difficult,” she continued. “I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as… of course there are challenges, but it’s not like being on set.”
Gwyneth doesn’t seem to have a grip on reality like Angelina Jolie.
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