Angelina Jolie and husband Brad Pitt are at the top of their game in Hollywood, but when their six kids were given the opportunity to try voice acting for Kung Fu Panda 3 the actress says they thought it was "easy." And while she thinks her children may be too shy to follow in their footsteps, she was thrilled to give them some insight into her world.
Angelina, 41, and 52-year-old Brad are parents to biological children Shiloh, 10, seven-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, and their adopted kids Maddox, 14, Pax, 12, and 11-year-old Zahara. She voices character Master Tigress in the successful animated movies – something the children were excited to try out.
She said: "It was really fun. I told them they didn't have to do it and that it would just be a few lines for fun, and they're not interested in being actors, but they enjoy the movies. We'll be in this little, crazy world together, and it's a really fun world, if you can share it with your kids. So it's cool."
Like any supportive mother, Angelina reassured the kids while they were voicing lines for their small panda parts – but they cheekily told her they didn't think acting was that hard!
Angelina continued: "I didn't know how they were going to do. I didn't know if they were going to get quiet or nervous, but they did it really, really well. Then I said, 'Are you OK?' and they said, 'Acting's easy!' Now I'm going to hear about that the rest of my life. 'Acting's easy, mum. Why are you always so tired?'"
And the Tomb Raider actress thinks it was the idea of becoming pandas that drew her kids to the roles, not the thought of potentially pursuing a career in acting. "Maybe for voiceovers," she added. "They were very happy there were no cameras on them. I think they would have gotten really shy. But just the idea that you're going to do a voice and become a panda, how can you say no?"
DreamWorks Kung Fu Panda 3 is available on Digital HD™ now & on Blu-rayTM & DVD from 11th July, courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment