Angelina Jolie talked about what it means to be an American in a new interview with Elle Magazine.
Angelina Jolie has it her life’s mission to help others through her films and her humanitarian work of the United Nations.
In a revealing interview for the March issue of Elle Magazine, Jolie shared what makes her proud to be an American, and they also talked about what advice she gives her young daughters of Shiloh, 11, Zahara, 13, and Vivienne, 9.
“I tell my daughters,” What sets you apart is what you’re willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and make-up. It is your spirit that defines you,” Jolie told the mag. “Discover who you are, what you think, and what you stand for. And fight for others to have that same freedom. A life of service is worth it.”
The Oscar-winner continued, “I think of how hard women fought to get us to where we are today. Everything counts, from the way you hold yourself in daily life and educate yourself on your rights, solidarity with other women around the world.”
“I tell my daughters, “What sets you apart is what you’re willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and make-up. It is your mind that will determine. Find out who you are, what you think, and what you stand for. And fight for others to have that same freedom. A life of service is worth it.” Link in the bio for our full March 2018 cover story from the Editor in Chief @NinaGarcia the first ELLE issue, featuring a candid conversation between Angelina Jolie and John Kerry. || #AngelinaJolie by @AndresKudacki, designed by @SamiraNasr.
The 42-year-old also spoke about what it means to be an American.
“I am very patriotic, as I know you are. For me, it goes hand in hand with being proud of what America stands for. For example, I am the only person in my house, who was born in America.”
Jolie explained how the fact that the U.s. offers freedom to her daughters that other countries simply do not work.
“My daughters have the freedoms they have as a result of the fact that the American,” the Golden Globe recipient said. “And we are at our best when we are fighting for others to have the same rights. Especially other women.”