Angelina Jolie Chose To Do 'The Tourist' Because Venice Was A Great Vacation Spot For Her Kids!

Fri, November 12, 2010 5:27pm EDT by 1 Comment


Angie signed on to star in The Tourist with Johnny Depp before she even knew what it was about! All she wanted was a filming location that would be fun for her kids!

Prague, Budapest, Venice, even Long Island, NY! The Jolie-Pitt children have been to more places than I have, and it’s all thanks to their movie star parents, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Angelina’s new movie with Johnny Depp, The Tourist, comes out on Dec. 10 and the Academy Award-winning actress admits that she signed on to do the film before she even knew the storyline! And it was all for her kids!

Shiloh is more like her mommy than we thought!

After filming the action-packed Salt, Angelina, 35, was exhausted and looking forward to getting away with Brad and their six children — Maddox, 9, Pax, 6 ½, Zahara, 5, Shiloh, 4, and 2-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. “I wanted to do something that would be a great vacation for my kids,” she says in Entertainment Weekly. “I got a phone call saying, ‘OK, the film’s shooting in Venice,’ and I said, ‘I don’t know what it is, but I’m going to say yes.'”

Brad loves being a stay-at-home dad while Angie directs her new film!

Being the thrill-seeking actress she is, all Angie needed to hear was “Venice” and “two gorgeous strangers in deep trouble” and she was in! She hadn’t even met Johnny yet, but considering she watched him play the Mad Hatter in Alice In Wonderland over and over again with her six children, she knew he’d be a wonderful co-star. If the kids like the location and the leading man, Angelina signs on!

Hollymoms, do you think it’s crazy for the Jolie-Pitts to move to a new home every time a good movie calls? Shouldn’t the kids be allowed to settle into a home base rather than live like nomads?

–Leigh Blickley

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