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Angelina Jolie says only her children know who she really is amid divorce drama with Brad Pitt

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She’s been a public figure for decades and has starred in multiple popular films.

Yet Angelina Jolie says only her children know her true self in a recent interview with Extra.

The 45-year-old actress opened up about people’s expectations of her while speaking about her new film The One And Only Ivan.

Family ties: Angelina Jolie, 45, claimed that only her children know who she really is in a recent interview with Extra; pictured in October 2019

Family ties: Angelina Jolie, 45, claimed that only her children know who she really is in a recent interview with Extra; pictured in October 2019

Angelina voices an aging elephant named Stella in the film which was released directly to Disney+ on Thursday.

Sam Rockwell voices a captive 400lb gorilla who learns to make his own art while working in a circus owned by Mack (Bryan Cranston), but when a baby elephant arrives he tries to free her.

Angelina was interested in the story after her daughter Shiloh, 14, first read it.

‘Well, Shiloh read the book and we started reading it together and talked about Ivan and why Ivan was so special,’ she explained.

Staying connected: Angelina made the statement while chatting about her new film The One And Only Ivan, which she became interested in after her daughter Shiloh, 14, read it; shown in October 2019

Staying connected: Angelina made the statement while chatting about her new film The One And Only Ivan, which she became interested in after her daughter Shiloh, 14, read it; shown in October 2019

New project: Angelina voices an elephant and produces the Disney+ film

New project: Angelina voices an elephant and produces the Disney+ film

Angelina delved into the moral of the film, which her costar Brooklyn Prince said was about the importance of keeping promises.

‘I think a lot of people can also relate to that. Where there’s expectations on them to be what people assume they are and they don’t often have the friends or freedom to express who they really are… and be that person.’

The Tomb Raider actress found a connection with her own life in the film’s message.

‘I’m pretty much who I am because I don’t know how to be anything else… but if you asked me, “Do I think people really know me as who I really am?” I think only my children could explain who I am, really,’ she said.

Special relationship: 'I'm pretty much who I am because I don't know how to be anything else¿ but if you asked me, "Do I think people really know me as who I really am?" I think only my children could explain who I am, really,' she said; shown in February 2019

Special relationship: ‘I’m pretty much who I am because I don’t know how to be anything else… but if you asked me, “Do I think people really know me as who I really am?” I think only my children could explain who I am, really,’ she said; shown in February 2019

Legal battle: Her statements came amid her ongoing divorce battle with Brad Pitt, 56, and a new request that the judge step down over working ties to one of Brad's lawyers

Legal battle: Her statements came amid her ongoing divorce battle with Brad Pitt, 56, and a new request that the judge step down over working ties to one of Brad’s lawyers

Angelina’s statements came amid ongoing legal battles in her divorce from Brad Pitt, 56.

The actress recently requested that Judge John W. Ouderkirk be removed from the case for failing to disclose a work relationship with one of Brad’s attorneys.

Ouderkirk also happens to be the judge who married the former couple at their French estate Château Miraval in 2014.

Angelina has expressed a desire to move with the children to Richmond, a tony suburb of Southwest London.

In response to her ex’s legal team’s claims that the desire to remove the judge is the equivalent of a Hail Mary pass, Angelina’s representatives have said she just wants a ‘fair trial’ with ‘no special favors’ for either party.

The former power couple share six children: Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12.

Angelina and Brad began dating in 2005 and married in 2014, though they would separate only two years later.

Large family: The former power couple share six children: Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12; pictured in 2015

Large family: The former power couple share six children: Maddox, 19, Pax, 16, Zahara, 15, Shiloh, 14, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 12; pictured in 2015

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