Angelina Jolie on Her Insecurities & Finding Happiness
Angelina Jolie is much more than an A-list celebrity. In addition to her publicity-brewing personal life – with Brad Pitt and her many children – Angelina has always maintained the public’s intrigue.
The complex character is known for her dueling personalities: she’s a biker chick, political activist, and mother all rolled into one. It’s because of her seemingly opposing interests and dedications that few really have a grasp of who the real Angelina is. What better way to find out than through her own – very famously sexy – lips.
Urbanette Magazine: What’s your take on having a public image?
Angelina Jolie: I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public’s perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing. I would like to be open with the public. I don’t want to keep secrets or be careful when I talk. I don’t want to have to plan things. I want to be outspoken! I want to say my opinions and I hope they’re taken in the right way. I don’t want to stop being free. …and I won’t…
Urbanette: What caused problems in your previous marriage?
Angelina: It was a real deep connection, a deep marriage, so it’s not that simple to say this or that one thing caused the problems. It’s clear to me that our priorities shifted overnight. He’s focused on his music and career. I’m focused on my children.
Urbanette: Are you ever insecure?
Angelina: Oh, God, I struggle with low self-esteem all the time! I think everyone does. I have so much wrong with me. I’m odd looking. Sometimes I think I look like a funny muppet.
Urbanette: How do you find true happiness?
Angelina: We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Love one person, take care of them until you die. You know, raise kids. Have a good life. Be a good friend. And try to be completely who you are. And figure out what you personally love. And go after it with everything you’ve got no matter how much it takes.
We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. Love one person, take care of them until you die
Urbanette: How did your UN ambassador role affect your film career?
Angelina: My role as goodwill ambassador has made my work as a film star relatively dull. I can’t find anything that interests me enough to go back to work. I’m simply not excited about anything. I’m not excited about going to a film set.
Urbanette: What about your ‘bad girl’ image?
Angelina: Because I seem like a bad girl, people always automatically think that I am 100% bad girl. Or that I carry a dark secret with me or that I’m obsessed with death. The truth is that I am probably the least morbid person one can meet. If I think more about death than some other people, it is probably because I love life more than they do!
Urbanette: How do you escape all this?
Angelina: If you don’t get out of the box you’ve been raised in, you won’t understand how much bigger the world is. You might never find out that you are useful for all the right reasons – and not all those stupid things that people tell you you’re useful for.
Urbanette: What makes you feel special?
Angelina: I’m going to come home and my babies are going to be in little pajamas and come running at me and hug me. Then I’ll feel special.