Cannes 2011: Angelina Jolie rules out adopting another child at Kung Fu Panda 2 conference
“Not at this time”: Angelina Jolie rules out adopting another child
as she arrives in Cannes
3:51 PM on 12th May 2011
They have three biological children and three that they have adopted from around the world.
But despite speculation in the past couple of years that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt would be soon adding to their brood again, the actress today ruled it out.
Speaking at the Cannes Film Festival, she told Extra that another adoption wasn”t a possibility, “at this time”.
Tribute:Angelina Jolie, pictured at a photocall for Kung Fu Panda 2 in Cannes today, has confirmed her latest tattoo is an ode to partner Brad Pitt
C”est chic: Angelina looked happier in Cannes today than when she was asked about the tattoo during a serious interview to promote her work as a UN ambassador
Angelina adopted son Maddox, now nine, from an orphanage in Cambodia in 2002, and then she and Pitt adopted daughter Zahara, now five, from Ethiopia in 2005 and then in 2007, they adopted Pax, now seven, from Vietnam.
Angelina also gave birth to daughter Shiloh in 2006 and twins Vivienne and Knox in 2008.
Angelina is in France promoting her new film Kung Fu Panda 2 and showed off her latest latitude and longitude arm tattoo.
Whenasked about the new etching in the interview with Extra today, the obviously annoyed mother-of-six confirmed that the co-ordinates are a tribute to long-time partner Pitt.
In a rather snappy retort, theactress was irritated when an interviewer asked whether it related to a possible new adoption.
Needled: She confirmed that the ink, first seen here when she toured a Tunisian refugee camp last month, are the coordinates for Pitt”s birth place
“Well, if they know that it”s latitude and longitude they would have figured out quickly that it was Brad”s birthplace,” she snapped.
“It doesn”t take much investigation to figure that one out. The coordinates are Shawnee, Oklahoma.”
She also explained that Kung Fu Panda 2 “deals with family and adoption,” and that initially she was nervous about how her mix of biological and adopted children would deal with “such a heavy issue”.
But she said she was relieved with their reaction to the film and said they all discussed it.
“The kids loved it!” They laughed out loud, hysterical,” she said.
Tribute: Another line of the latitude and longitude representing Shawnee, Oklahoma, Brad”s place of birth have been added to Angelina”s arm, left, and, seen right in December, with just six lines before for the children”s birthplaces
“We talk very openly in our house. Orphanage and birth parents are happy words in our house.”
Speculation ran rife about Angelina”s seventh line of co-ordinates signifying the birthplaces of her six children, added as recently as a few months ago.
In photos, the full co-ordinates could not clearlybe made out, and the inking led to speculation – raising the question whether The Tourist star had another adoption in the process.
Celebrity website Wonderwall asserted that the latest one, based on the numbers that can be made out, points to Algeria.
Playful: The actress said her brood “loved” the film and “laughed out loud, hysterical”
Familyfilm: Kung Fu Panda 2 “deals with family and adoption,” said Angelina, pictured with co-stars Jack Black and Dustin Hoffman
However, in February the actress denied reports she was planning to expand her brood.
Other reports suggested the numerics referred to the latitude and longitude of Brad”s birth place.
U.S. publication In Touch claimed to have inside knowledge that the marking was actually a tribute to Brad, 47.
A source revealed: “She got the seventh line right around the time she and Brad moved the kids back to LA.
World famous: Angelina Jolie and Jack Black are at the Cannes Film Festival promoting the sequel to their film Kung Fu Panda
“After dragging their kids around the world, Angelina has finally agreed to Brad’s long-standing request to settle down.
“But in return, she demanded a permanent commitment — the tattoo, which signifies family unity.”
The artwork was first seen when Jolie toured a refugee camp last month on the Tunisian-Libyan border.
She was there in her capacity as a UN goodwill ambassador to appeal for aid for the thousands fleeing war-torn Libya.
Family day out: Brad and Angelina took their brood of six outin New Orleans in March, from left Vivienne, Shiloh, Knox, Zahara, Paxand Maddox
TheOscar-winning actress was pictured on the red carpet in December at theSpanish premiere of The Tourist with just six lines of co-ordinates.
Each one refers to the respective birthplaces of her children – Maddox, aged nine (Cambodia), Pax, seven (Vietnam), Zahara, six (Ethiopia), Shiloh, four (Namibia), and two-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox (France).
Angelina has around 14 known tattoos. Among them is a Latin proverb, “quod me nutrit me destruit” meaning “what nourishes me destroys me” plus a famous quote from Tennessee Williams, “A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages”.
She also has the title of a song by The Clash, “Know Your Rights” on the nape of her neck plus a 12in by 8in tiger lower down on her back.
Sprawling designs: Angelina has 14 known tattoos, pictured here in a backless gown at the The Assassination of Jesse James premiere in 2007
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