- The interview took place in April and was published a month later on May 25 -- a late celebration of Mother's Day. It is part of the promotional effort for Mon Guerlain. It is highly likely that she &/or Mariane had copy approval esp. since she has artistic control over the campaign.
- They will go on a family trip to visit refugees on June 20 for World Refugee Day. They will go to Africa. A family photo op in support of refugees. It won't be just a video message this year.
- Translating from the ELLE article in French, as before I used both Microsoft's bing and Google translators. At times it was necessary to translate sentences separately to get a more complete and more grammatically correct translation.
- Some phrases can't be translated literally: donner le change is intended to mean to pretend, cover it up, put off the track, put up the pretense. show a good appearance, deceive
A voir ces deux la tentant de donner le change, on voudrait croire les rumeurs que les disent prets a s'aimer a nouveau
Is more correctly translated to
To see these two trying to put up the pretense, one would like to believe the rumors that say they are ready to love each other again
To see these two trying to give the change, one would like to believe the rumors that say them ready to love each other again<
This section then makes more sense:
Si ses divorces precedents d'avec Jonny Lee Miller et Billy Bob Thornton n'avaient pas paru (trop) l'atteindre, depuis l'annonce officielle de sa separation d'avec Brad Pitt, en septembre dernier, l'actrice semble faire face avec moins d'assurance. Et lui tout pareil. A voir ces deux la tentant de donner le change, on voudrait croire les rumeurs que les disent prets a s'aimer a nouveau:
If her previous divorces with Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton had not appeared (too much) to reach her, since the official announcement of her separation from Brad Pitt last September, the actress seems to be coping with less assurance. And he's the same. To see these two trying to put up the pretense, one would like to believe the rumors that say they are ready to love each other again:
Cette semaine dans ELLE, on passe en mode été
Angelina Jolie se confie
Cette semaine, retrouvez également une interview exclusive d’Angelina Jolie par son amie Mariane Pearl. La star parle de ses projets et de son état d’esprit. Elle se confie sur son rôle mère ainsi que sur sa propre mère qu’elle définit d’une « grande sagesse ».
Elle vit désormais a Malibu, auprès de ses six enfants, et est toujours une femme aussi engagee. Muse de nouveau parfum Mon Guerlain, Elle s'est confiée a son amie Mariane Pearl sur ses projects et son état d'esprit.
Par Mariane Pearl
Avec Florence Besson
"Je pense que des l'instant ou tu deviens parent, tes desirs et tes objectifs, devienment secondaires, "nous confie Angelina Jolie. Ce sont les besoins et les reves de tes enfants qui priment. C'est d'autant plus vrai quand la famille traverse une phase delicate. Si ses divorces precedents d'avec Jonny Lee Miller et Billy Bob Thornton n'avaient pas paru (trop) l'atteindre, depuis l'annonce officielle de sa separation d'avec Brad Pitt, en septembre dernier, l'actrice semble faire face avec moins d'assurance. Et lui tout pareil. A voir ces deux la tentant de donner le change, on voudrait croire les rumeurs que les disent prets a s'aimer a nouveau: lui seul avec son bulldog, que se voue a la sculture et avoue dans GQ avoir eu toute sa vie, comme on dit pudiquement. "un problem avec 'alcohol"; et elle, tout a sa famille (elle a meme revu son pere, Jon Voight) apres sa tournee pour son dernier film "First They Killed My Father" sur l'horreur du regime des Khmer rouge. Angelina Jolie aurait ete tres emue d'apprendre que Brad Pitt avait decide de luter conttre son alcoolisme. Elle a choise de s'intallera a Malibu non loin de lui, au lieu vivre a Londres. Les choses s'apaiseraient enfin entre eux. Parce que, comme elle l'a confie les lames aux yeux en fevrier a la BBC, lors de son unique interview televisee depuis septembe, et comme elle nous l'explique aujourd hui dons cet entretien exclusif: "Quoi qu'il advienne, nous somme et resteron toujours une famille." Plus forte, meme, espere-t-elle, pour proteger leurs six enfants, dont la petite Shiloh, 11 ans cette semaine, que se fait appeler John depuis ses 2 ans et qui Angelina ni Brad ne veulent contraindre a porter des robes. Une famille complexe, comme toutes les autres, avec ses individus, ses fraternites, l'amour que les unit. Et c'est ce lien quela star a voulu celebrer avec nous, a l'occasion de la fete de Meres, elle interviewee par Mariane Pearl,l'epouse du regrette journalist Daniel Pearl, dont elle a interprete le role en 2007 dans "A Might Heart." Depuis ce deaux femmes sont amies. Pour nous, elle se sont retrouvees le temps d'une journee a Los Angeles. FB
"Je retrouve mon amie Angelina a l'occasion de la fete des Meres, pour evoquee la sienne, Marcheline Bertrand. La publicite qu'elle a recemment tournee pour les parfums Guerlain est un homage a cette femme que l'a toujours inspiree par sa grace et son elegance...Notre amitie a toutes deux remonte a 2005. Nos fils Adam et Maddox sont eux aussi amis depuis leur petite enfance. Ils regardaient ensemble :The Jungle Book" tandis qu'on essayait de ne pas rater la cuisson des pates. Douze ans plus tard, au mois d'avril,nous voice assies dans la cuisine de la maison que loue Angelina a Los Angeles. Les six enfants que j'ai vus grandir, sont scolarises a domicile. Tandis que nos parlons, ils fait leurs devoirs, assis dans la piece a cote." MP
via Microsoft bing translator and google translator:
She now lives in Malibu, with her six children, and is always an engaged woman. Muse of the new fragrance Mon Guerlain, she confided to her friend Mariane Pearl on her projects and her state of mind
By Mariane Pearl
With Florence Besson
"I think when you become a parent, your desires and goals become secondary," says Angelina Jolie. "The needs and dreams of your children take precedence" This is especially true when the family is going through a delicate phase. If her previous divorces with Jonny Lee Miller and Billy Bob Thornton had not appeared (too much) to reach her, since the official announcement of her separation from Brad Pitt last September, the actress seems to be coping with less assurance. And he's the same. To see these two trying to put up the pretense, one would like to believe the rumors that say they are ready to love each other again: he alone with his bulldog, who is devoted to sculpture and admits in GQ having had all his life, as they say modestly. "A problem with alcohol"; And she, everything has her family (she even saw her father, Jon Voight) after her turn for her last film "First They Killed My Father" on the horror of the Khmer Rouge regime. Angelina Jolie would have been very excited to learn that Brad Pitt had decided to fight his alcoholism. She chose to settle in Malibu not far from him, instead of living in London. Things would at last subside between them. Because, as she confided in February with tears in her eyes to the BBC, in her only interview since September, and how she explains to us today in this exclusive interview: "Whatever happens, we are and will always remain a family." Even stronger, she hopes, to protect their six children, especially little Shiloh, 11 years old this week, who is called John since she was 2 years old, and who neither Angelina nor Brad want to force to wear dresses. A complex family, like all others, with their members, their fraternities, and the love that unites them. And it is this link that the star wanted to celebrate with us, on the occasion of Mother's Day, she, interviewed by Mariane Pearl, the wife of the late journalist Daniel Pearl, who she interpreted the role in 2007, in "A Mighty Heart". Since that time, the women are friends. For us, they found the time a day in Los Angeles. F. B.
I meet my friend Angelina, on the occasion of Mothers Day, to evoke Marcheline Bertrand. The advertisement she recently shot for Guerlain is a homage to this woman who has always inspired by her grace and elegance ... Our friendship dates back to 2005. Our sons Adam and Maddox are also friends since their early childhood. They were watching together "The Jungle Book" while we were trying not to miss the pasta cooking. And twelve years later, in April, we sat in the kitchen of the house that Angelina rents in Los Angeles. The six children, that I have seen grow up, are educated at home, while we talk, they do their homework, sitting in the next room. M. P.
Can you tell us about your mother and how she influenced the woman you became?
My mother was very sweet and very kind, she was someone who never put her own interests ahead and I believe that the greatest happiness in her life was to see her children succeed. She inspired me a lot in her way of being, and in everything she taught me. But her death [in 2007] also taught me a lot. It made me want to be truly present for my children and take care of myself and my health.
Your mother was a pioneer, too, an activist, does it resemble any aspect of your personality?
I was about 10 years old the first time she took me to a charity dinner organized by Amnesty International. She dressed me in my best clothes. I learned that day, the fate of prisoners of conscience, who were unjustly detained and why. My mother raised me with the conscience of the world, she often told me of the causes that touched her heart. She took me to see the Underground Art, she introduced me to foreign films, European classics ... Our shelves were full of interesting books, and the people she invited were all fascinating in their own way.
Would you say she was an intellectual?
She would never have described herself in this way, but she was of great wisdom for the things that really mattered. She had this innate grace, she embodied the pure values of goodness and noble sentiments.
Speaking of incarnation, do you think she would like Guelian's perfume of which you are the muse?
She would have loved it, I'm sure. She always liked Guerlain. That's also why I agreed to work with them.
You often talk about her to the children?
Of course, she would have been a great grandmother! It is often said that in life certain events have their reason for being. But I do not understand why she is not with us today. I know how much she would have contributed to my children's happiness and I am sad they will miss out on that. I would give anything for her to be with me at this time. I’ve needed her. I talk to her often in my mind and try to think what she might say and how she might guide me.”
Have your children transformed you?
I think as soon as you become a parent, your desires and goals become secondary, their needs and dreams come first. This belongs to them. It's amazing to see them grow so quickly, become independent, become singular, strong, and gentle beings. I observe how they integrate knowledge, what they like and what we see in the world that revolt them or make them lose their patience. It's an endless source of learning for me.
What does it mean to be a mother to you?
This is the greatest gift and the greatest responsibility. It means doing everything that you can to live by your values and try to be an example to your children.”
Their adolescence scares you?
Not at all. As a mother, you worry, it is inevitable. You must both protect them and allow them to spread their wings. But I'm really impressed by their strength, and I love it when they say what they think.
Do you think there is a common force for mothers that could be a basis for finding solutions to conflicts and political stalemates - which are only getting worse?
I think it would be totally wrong to think that it is because we are parents that peace concerns us more. Peace is an innate desire in human beings. But it is also a factual and absolute reality that throughout history, women have been excluded from negotiations for. And that is still often the case. We have to change that. It's not a question of women taking the power of men either. It is a question of balance and wisdom, of working together in society so that all of us can participate equitably in decision-making and build the future of our countries.
Motherhood has been regarded as a sacrifice: one gives one's life for one's children. Do you think this is always the case?
I do not see motherhood as a sacrifice. For me it's a privilege.
How do you see the revival of feminist engagement in the United States?
I think there is a revival of activism worldwide, not just in the United States. People seem to become more aware of the importance of politics. They want to make their voices heard in the choices that concern them or that affect how their country treats the rest of the world. We need this internationalist spirit.
What are your projects?
My work and my travels are limited right now for personal reasons. But I look forward to our next trip around World Refugee Day on June 20th. We are going to Africa. And the children love this continent. I think it's important to show them the world in this particular period. In life, one is often led to concentrate only on oneself, and I believe that a broader view of things is fundamental. On June 20th, we're going to be in the company of refugees and members of the U.N. I will also go to the field to document the role of the military in the prevention and suppression of sexual violence as a weapon of war. And I will also continue to teach at the London School of Economics.
The world we have to pass on to our children can be scary. How do you share your political commitment to them?
I try to lead by example, being conscious of others and being responsible. And to help them have a broader view of the world. But really the only way I know to raise them is to really listen. It’s perhaps the most important thing any parent can do. They are resilient children but they are children, and as much as they need help to understand the hard truths in life they also need what we all need – protection and love,”
Recall what Brad said to GQ:
Family first. People on their deathbeds don't talk about what they obtained or were awarded. They talk about their loved ones or their regrets—that seems to be the menu. I say that as someone who's let the work take me away. Kids are so delicate. They absorb everything. They need to have their hand held and things explained. They need to be listened to. When I get in that busy work mode, I'm not hearing. I want to be better at that.
Thanks to BB for the link to FasAJ.
Angelina Jolie on How Her Late Mother Influenced Her Own Parenting: ‘I Try to Lead by Example’ https://t.co/PabluOBwgq— People Magazine (@people) May 28, 2017
Angelina Jolie on how her late mom influences her approach to parenting https://t.co/6Zk04ix3Vj pic.twitter.com/PmatOnTAEh— ET Canada (@ETCanada) May 30, 2017