It seems as though Angelina Jolie‘s children are the best at cheering people up!
The A-list brood of six – Maddox, 10, Pax, 8, Zahara, 7, Shiloh, 5, and 3-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – received a prestigious invitation to come on set and cheer up the actors who were feeling down due to the dark subject matter they were shooting.
The Salt actress – who is directing the film In The Land Of Blood And Honey which tells the tale of forbidden romance between a Bosnian woman and a Serbian soldier during the Bosnian War – admits that there was often a tense atmosphere on set as a result of the film’s somewhat depressing storyline. What better way too bring smiles to the faces of the cast than a bunch of happy kids?
“They went to school in Hungary and came to visit the set there after school,” Angelina tells the British newspaper The Sun. “They liked to play with the fake snow. It was so dark and hard that any time you called ‘cut’, or we had a break, everybody was playing together. ”
“The cast would come out and play soccer with my kids,” she adds. “We would all laugh and try anything that brought levity and love because it was so dark. Off the set, I was happily with my kids. I was probably smothering them with love because of the nature of the subject matter. ”
Although everyone seemed to enjoy having the Pitt-Jolie bunch around, there were times when the children were not allowed on set.
“(But) there were many days when they could never really come because there were scenes that were not appropriate for children.” Angelina explains.