Angelina Jolie turned the premiere of her film First They Killed My Father during the Toronto International Film Festival into a family affair! The actress was joined on Monday (September 11) by six dates, her children — Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh 11, and 9-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox — at the red carpet event held at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto.
VIEW GALLERY The actress brought her six children to the premiere of her film during TIFF Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images
The Hollywood star and her brood were all smiles as they posed together. Angelina stunned for the occasion wearing a black one-shoulder dress by Ralph and Russo. Pax, who served as a still photographer on set, and Maddox, who executive produced the Netflix film, proudly stood beside their mother. The actress previously told HOLA! USA that having her sons work on the film with her "made it even more meaningful."
When asked on Monday by E! News whether Maddox is interested in a career in filmmaking, Angelina replied, "Maddox worked hard. It's up to him," adding, "This [film] is very important to him, but I think so." The Oscar winner admitted that she would love to collaborate on projects with her other kids in the future. "I might dream," she confessed. "If I am to continue to be in this business I would love to work with my children if they so choose to be in this business."
VIEW GALLERY Angelina's sons (Maddox, left, and Pax, right) worked on the film with her Photo: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
The mom-of-six also noted that she wants her sons and daughters, whom she shares with ex-husband Brad Pitt, to pursue their own passions, including their interests in social advocacy. "My daughter [Shiloh] has gone to refugee camps," Angelina said. "Whenever I go on humanitarian trips, they want to go with me. I never force them. I want them to respect people of diversity."
The 42-year-old previously opened up to Vanity Fair about embracing her family’s “not normal” lifestyle. Describing her children, Angelina said, “They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals. I’m very proud of them.”