Details Of Angelina Jolie Interview With Anderson Cooper
Father was present. Mother was "terrified." And, in the end, "everybody was so lovely."\
Such are the labor-day memories of Angelina Jolie. She shared them with CNN's Anderson Cooper in what has been billed as the Oscar-winning actress' first U.S. TV interview since she and parental costar Brad Pitt welcomed their new baby, Shiloh Nouvel, on May 27.
The interview was taped this week in Los Angeles, CNN revealed Friday. It's scheduled to air Tuesday on Cooper's nightly news show, Anderson Cooper 360.
The Associated Press credited itself with scoring exclusive excerpts of the Jolie-Cooper summit. Accordingly, it disseminated three passages:
- Jolie on childbirth: "You know, because you're there for the birth, which I wasn't for my first two kids, you're just suddenly terrified that they're not gonna take a first breath. That was my whole focus. I just wanted to hear her cry.
- Jolie on Pitt, with relation to childbirth: "He was in the operating room, yeah, yeah. And we had amazing doctors. And everybody was so lovely."
- Jolie on donating what the A.P. said was one-third of her income to charity: "Yeah, well, I had a stupid income for what I do."
The Jolie interview comes on the heels, actually, flip-flops of expectant mother Britney Spears' Dateline sit down with Matt Lauer. It was not known if Jolie, like Spears, chews gum during the segment.
In related news, the A.P. denied an A.P. report Friday that Spears was thinking about giving birth to her new baby in Namibia, as Jolie did. The wire service first quoted a government official of the African nation as saying there was a "definite possibility" of Spears winging there. Later, it quoted Spears' publicist as saying the story was "not true."
Jolie, 31, and Pitt, 42, are parents to three: Son Maddox, 4, adopted from Cambodia; daughter Zahara, 1, adopted from Ethiopia; and, little Shiloh.
The couple and their Jolie-Pitt troupe returned to Los Angeles this week following a two-month stay in the aforementioned Namibia for the aforementioned birth of Shiloh.
The air date of Jolie's CNN interview will coincide with World Refugee Day. As such, the network promises that Jolie, a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, will talk about her work with refugees.
It'll be up to audiences to hear anything but the Shiloh tidbits.