Angelina Jolie reveals almost all in an interview with Ann Curry that aired Wednesday May 23rd on NBC's "Today" show. The movie star even began crying at one point she was asked about her late mother.
"You know, I want to be a great mom like my mom was and I want to also do the things that I love," the actress said on her beloved mom, Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away in January after a long battle with cancer. She, furthermore, went on saying, "I'm in a strange, I suppose, place in my life. I think that happens when you lose a parent, where you drop into a different kind of serious. And yet, at the same time, you want to laugh and enjoy as much as possible every day."
Aside from her grief, Jolie realized though that "It's a natural thing for a child to lose a parent. I lost my mom too young, but it happened. And I'm happy she's out of pain, because I love her and she's my friend."
In other Jolie news, the movie beauty had on Cannes Film Festival Tuesday May 22nd where she and partner Brad Pitt premiered their new movie, "A Mighty Heart," told reporters she plans to take a year off from acting to spend time with her family.
Watch Dateline NBC Wednesday May 23rd at 10 p.m. ET/ 9 p.m. CT for Ann Curry's interview with Angelina Jolie and there will be more of her interview Thursday May 24th still on "Today."