Angelina Jolie is learning French. The Oscar-winning actress’ six children – Maddox, 10, Pax, eight, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – can all speak the language fluently and she wants to able to keep up with them so is having lessons. She said: “I’ve been writing and staying with the kids. I think I should learn French and be a better cook – basic really good life stuff. I’m always doing something. I never shut my brain off. I always have something going on.
“I’ve been studying French on and off my whole life, and I figured, my kids can speak it, and it’s embarrassing that I can’t as well as they can, so now…”
Angelina – whose late mother Marcheline Bertrand had French-Canadian ancestry – is more determined than ever to learn the language and says it has become a priority in her life.
Although it is difficult, Angelina – who is in a long-term relationship with Brad Pitt – is confident she will be able to master it.
Being quizzed by Clint Eastwood for Interview magazine, she said: “Now, I have to. I’ve kind of half tried everything. It’s like deciding to write something or deciding to direct or make a score of a film. It has to become a priority.”
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