Angelina Jolie: 'I'd Kill to Protect My Kids'
Superstar Angelina Jolie is a fiercely protective mom. "If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I have no problem shooting them," she says. Spoken like a true bad-*ss mother (frankly, I'd defy any parent to deny they'd do the same to protect their kids).
Jolie, 33, who's expecting fraternal twin girls with hottie Brad Pitt, 44, says they have guns in their home to deal with harmful intruders. This makes sense, given their high profile and the millions of people who'd kill to get close to the Jolie-Pitts and their four adorable little kids. Indeed, rumors swirled months ago of a botched kidnapping attempt on their daughter, Shiloh, 2.
"Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one," Jolie tells London's Daily Mail. "And yes, I'd be able to use it if I had to. I could handle myself. I think there are certain combat skills that would come out....self-defense is important. Brad and I want our kids to learn it. They're going to get into a fight some day, so they might as well learn how to take care of themselves."
Jolie, who trained in martial arts and firearms to play action heroine Lara Croft in two box-office smashes of the same name, explains: "There's a side to me that people know is humanitarian, and there's a side to me that's a mommy. But there's also the side that likes to get down and dirty and run and jump around and fire guns. I don't want to lose touch with that."
Jolie plays an assassin in her upcoming action flick, Wanted. This is not the first time Jolie has played a hit (wo)man: she played one in the 2004 blockbuster, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, where she met and fell in love with Pitt (who played her assassin-husband). Wanted comes out in theaters June 27.
Jolie owns Tomb Raider guns for protection
Angelina Jolie has armed herself with the same guns she used in the movie Tomb Raider, and wouldn't hesitate to use the weapons to protect her growing family.
The Hollywood actress, who is pregnant with twins, admits she and her partner Brad Pitt keep a gun at home for their own safety.
And her action roles in movies like Mr. and Mrs. Smith have taught her how to handle such a weapon.
She says, "I bought original real guns of the type we used in Tomb Raider for security."
"If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I've no problem shooting them."
"Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one. And yes, I'd be able to use it if I had to."
The superstar couple is also in favor of teaching their growing brood self-defense, so they can protect themselves when they're older.
She adds, "I think it's good for anybody to learn a skill when it comes to fight training, be it kung fu, boxing or kick-boxing, because self-defense is important."
"Brad and I want our kids to learn it. They're going to get into a fight someday, so they might as well learn how to take care of themselves."
Jolie and Pitt have three adopted children: Maddox, Pax and Zahara; and biological daughter Shiloh.