Illustration for article titled Angelina Jolie: Shiloh Wants To Be A Boy

In the new issue of Vanity Fair, Angelina Jolie talks about acting, family, Brad Pitt and, of course, daughter Shiloh and her penchant for masculine fashion.

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When it comes to acting, Angelina says it "helped" her as she was growing up, "But I don't think I'll do it much longer." She gets giddy when talking about her family: "I have a happy home… I got back from work last night, and everybody was playing music and dancing and I suddenly found myself dancing around with a bunch of little fun crazy people." She claims that she is not pregnant, but isn't "opposed" to it.

"But we want to make sure we can give everybody special time. They're kids now, and can play together, but they're going to need a lot more talking in the middle of the night, like I did with my mom for hours. We want to make sure we don't build a family so big that we don't have absolutely enough time to raise them each really well."

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As for Brad, Angelina says that he's is good with his hands: "He sculpts and designs. He makes furniture, sculpts things related to houses. Traditional male." And though she talks about all the kids (Maddox is a "real intellectual,"; Zahara's "elegant") what she says about Shiloh is getting lots of attention: In addition to being "hysterically funny" and "one of the goofiest, most playful people you'll ever meet," Shiloh, is, in Angelina's words, "like a little dude."

"Shiloh, we feel, has Montenegro style… It's how people dress there. She likes tracksuits, she likes [regular] suits. She likes to dress like a boy. She wants to be a boy. So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys' everything. She thinks she's one of the brothers."

In other words, all those people who claim Angelina is purposely turning Shiloh into a boy or that Brad and Angie are trying to defy gender norms need to STFU.

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Angeline Jolie on Marriage, the Kids, and Retirement [Vanity Fair]
Angelina Jolie: My Daughter 'Wants To Be A Boy' [USA Today]

Earlier: This Week In Tabloids: Angelina's Rough Sex With Ralph Fiennes & Shiloh's Harmful Haircut

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My oldest, at 5 and 1/2 has told me he would like to be a girl. The straight answer I gave him is that he will have to wait until he's older. I wasn't going to tell him he couldn't, what for? I think kids experiment with gender roles and identities and there's no reason to shoot down their opinions or feelings or brush them under the rug because as a parent you think they're just being a silly kid. I let him pick out his clothes and choose his haircuts, all traditionally masculine, but we try to let our boys be who they want to be.