Angelina Jolie doesn't feel 'mom guilt' About her stardom
When it comes to mom guilt, Angelina Jolie is no Chirlane McCray.
The Hollywood superstar — and supermom — was asked about the First Lady’s infamous “mom guilt” as she promotes her motherhood-themed new movie, “Maleficent,” but promptly distanced herself from the stresses most parents feel.
“I’m not a single mom with two jobs trying to get by every day,” she told the Daily News when asked about McCray’s comments this week. “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.
“My kids, they’re here upstairs,” she added, pointing toward the ceiling of the hotel conference room where she was grilled by reporters.
All six Jolie kids are home-schooled and travel everywhere with her and globetrotting fiance Brad Pitt, even to the set of “Maleficent,” the Disney “Sleeping Beauty” remix opening May 30.
“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,” she told The News.
Jolie’s comments came as a reverse echo of McCray, who said that she struggles with guilt about juggling her career and the needs of her daughter, Chiara. She gave birth to Chiara when she was 40 and had a career to tend to.
The 'Maleficent' actress thinks women in her position shouldn't complain.
McCray admitted she looked for “all kinds of reasons” to spend time apart from the baby.
“Will we feel guilt forever more?” she asked rhetorically. “Of course yes.”
No such issues for Jolie, who said she was lucky that she was in a position to have her life bend to her career. Indeed, she’s directing a movie, the WWII film “Unbroken,” and can control her own schedule.
She also said she and Pitt don’t want their brood catching the acting bug too young.Their daughter Vivienne Marcheline Jolie-Pitt plays a young Aurora in “Maleficent,” but Jolie said it’s important to view the world through a wider lens than just Hollywood.
“Brad and I never wanted our kids to be actors,” she told reporters Tuesday.
“When they get older, if they decide to be actors, I would just ask that that’s not the center of their lives — that that (can be) an aspect, but they also do many other things with their lives and are involved in many other things with their lives, because I don’t think it’s a healthy focus as a center of your life.”
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