Angelina Jolie is a mother of six children, but there once was a time when she never thought she’d be a mother.
‘It’s strange, I never wanted to have a baby. I never wanted to be pregnant. I never babysat. I never thought of myself as a mother,’ the 40-year-old actress told the Associated Press during an interview in Cambodia on Wednesday.
The Oscar winner has been in the country to direct her next film, First They Killed My Father, which is based on a Khmer Rouge memoir written by survivor Loung Ung that recounts the 1970s Cambodian genocide.
She first thought about a life with children when she was shooting Tomb Raider in the year 2000.
The wife of Brad Pitt was playing with children at a Cambodian school when it became ‘suddenly very clear to me that my son was in the country, somewhere.’
She adopted Maddox in 2002, and a year later opened a foundation in his name in northwestern Battambang province, which helps fund health care, education and conservation projects in rural Cambodia.