Angelina Jolie, Marie Claire

Marie Claire

Brad Pitt is more than the love of Angelina Jolie's life.

"He has expanded my life in ways I never imagined," the actress and director of In the Land of Blood and Honey says in the January issue of Marie Claire.

"We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear. I suppose what I've learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I'm very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn't have that without him."

With that in mind, does Jolie think that she and Pitt could end up having even more loving family together?

"Nothing planned at the moment, but we just don't know," she says. "I could end up pregnant."

Oddly enough, it sounds as if the six kids they already have are all for giving them plenty of, er, private time.

"If they see Mommy and Daddy in need of some private time 'cause they're going to kiss and whatever, the kids get all giggly and happy—because it gives them some security," Jolie helpfully explains.

Her latest baby, however, is her feature directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, about a Croatian woman locked up in a brutal Bosnian prison camp in the early 1990s.

She wrote the script, she says, "as an excuse to get out some of my frustrations [with] the international community and justice issues. I just assumed nobody would ever see or read it."

But wouldn't you know? Pitt read it, and then friends read it...and the rest is filmmaking history.

And perhaps, one day, she'll go behind the camera and stay there.

"That doesn't mean I'm stopping [acting] tomorrow," Jolie says when asked about the idea of pulling a Pitt and quitting the profession one day. "But I woke up one day realizing, God, I'm an actor. I don't think I intended to be an actor. I think my mother wanted it for me. I loved telling stories, and I enjoyed the profession, but it is too late to be something else?"

Obviously not.

The Oscar winner also talks about each child's distinctive likes and dislikes, from her eldest, Maddox ("He really does take care of me") to the wild but warm-hearted Pax, who she predicts is "going to get in some kind of trouble."

But hey, so did his mom once upon a time, and she appears to be doing just fine.

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