Now let’s see – why would Angelina Jolie, the Saint, be on Vogue’s US December 2010 cover? Because of The Tourist, biensur!(her next movie, coming up in less than a month) And because, honestly, she could use some good press for her ongoing directorial project (her debut as a director is a particularly tricky one since it involves a Bosnian war love story).
I guess, however, that just like I love a good Converse pair, I’ll always love Angelina Jolie. So I’m helplessly positive about this cover and the associated pictorial. She’s looking like a lady, that’s something new for Angelina (and for us), she’s been photographed to look like a lady (maybe because she has to fit the marketing schemes for The Tourist?) by Mario Testino and she’s been interviewed to sound like a mom.
Oh, yes, there’s an interview with her! About her. About her kids, her family, all and nothing. Everyone seems to marvel at the machinery that the Jolie Pitts have become. At the number of children they’re raising. At the causes they’re representing and the movie they’re making. I can’t help wondering why that is. People who make each around $20Million per movie (and they’re making at least one per year, so let’s round up to $40 Million family income per year – that’s insane!) surely can handle “raising” six children.
Paying for their nannies (each child seems to have a designated nanny – so that makes uh… six nannies to attend the needs of the children?), paying for their schools, their toys, clothes and so on doesn’t sound so harsh when we keep in mind the above approximate incomes. We only have four kids and we do everything in the house, with no other help. And it’s really not that bad, except for the fact that sometimes, mommy and daddy would want few hours just for themselves, when they’d only be Husband and Wife, like a date night, once a week (remind me to negotiate that with the kids once they’d be all grown up enough to not burn the house when we turn our back). So no nannies for us, no multi millions empires to run and we’re still here. Oh, wait, but we’re supposed to! Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are uber mortals. They’re not like you and me, oh no! they’re the “beautiful people”.
Beautiful people can’t have that many children and get away with it like the rest of us. What’s so miraculous about that / them? (then again, what to ask Angelina Jolie nowadays? If those OK! / InTouch et caetera allegations are true? If she’s pregnant again? If she’s been talking to Jennifer Aniston lately? Oh wait – they forgot to ask her about the meaning of her tattoos and if she added any recent ink to her collection! Nah – we would’ve find out about it in OK!, right?) (if you’re curious – the interview can be read here. It’s a nice cover and a beautiful pictorial, wouldn’t you agree?)