Angelina Jolie was all smiles as she stepped out for the Toronto Film Festival on Monday, September 11.
And it’s little wonder why…
The 42-year-old was accompanied by her six children on the red carpet for the festival's premiere of her Netflix film, First They Killed My Father.
Maddox, 16; Pax, 13; Zahara, 12; Shiloh, 11; Vivienne, 9, and Knox, 9 were all snapped with their famous mum for the important occasion along with the film’s stars, Kimhak Mun and Sareum Srey Moch and human rights activist Loung Ung.
"They are excited,” Angelina told Entertainment Tonight of her kids. “I can't tell if they're excited or they're more like, 'Mum, ehh.' I think they were laughing at us before."
The Oscar-winning actress said her children have a tendency to laugh when they see her at her most professional, giving interviews and promoting her new films.
“They were laughing at both of us because they’re used to seeing us at home and we hang out in our pajamas and make breakfast,” she continued. "So even though they’ve seen me dressed up, they really laughed at her dressed up. They’re having a laugh.”
She went on to praise Maddox and Pax for their hard work on the piercing film about a child’s experience of the Cambodian genocide in the 1970s. Maddox helped Jolie on set and worked as executive producer and Pax was a set photographer.
“They worked hard,” Angelina said of her two oldest children.
“It was so important for Mad, he is so used to being a big brother to all his siblings that when he was on the set it was a natural transition for him to be the big brother,” Ung added.
Of course, the actress-turned-director adopted Maddox from the South-East Asian country.
She recently revealed that the teenager heavily influenced her to get involved with the project.
“He was the one who just called it and said he was ready and that he wanted to work on it which he did,” she said while promoting the film.
“He read the script, helped with notes, and was in the production meetings.”
This time last year Angelina separated from husband Brad Pitt.
In a restrained, though revealing interview for the September issue of Vanity Fair, the brunette beauty recently opened up about how her children are coping with the split.
“It’s just been the hardest time, and we’re just kind of coming up for air,” she told the publication. “We’re all trying to do our best to heal our family.”
She added that the family are still "healing" from the events that led to the divorce.
"They’re not healing from divorce. They’re healing from some . . . from life, from things in life," she said.
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The U.N.Goodwill ambassador reportedly filed for divorce following a fight between Brad and Maddox, while the family was aboard a private jet. Several reports have indicated that Brad was “verbally abusive” and became “physical” with the 15-year-old as the altercation slowly spiralled out of control.
“Things got bad,” she admitted. “I didn’t want to use that word. . . . Things became ‘difficult.’”
Angelina went on to praise her "strong-minded" children for their bravery during the difficult time.
"They’re six very strong-minded, thoughtful, worldly individuals,” she said. “I’m very proud of them. They’ve been very brave. They were very brave.”