Angelina Jolie: How She’ll Explain Her Wild Days to Her Kids

Angelina Jolie and Anderson Cooper

As a devoted humanitarian and UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, Angelina Jolie has made headlines traveling the world, bringing attention to global issues and providing aid to refugees, but she tells Anderson Cooper that her wild past that could be catching up with her soon.

"You were a little wilder when you were younger," Anderson says to Angelina.

"I think we all thought that," Angelina replied during an hour-long daytime exclusive interview.

During the intimate conversation, Jolie tells Anderson that she had concerns about being a mother. "I didn't know even know if I'd ever be a mother, be a good mother... I was nervous."

"You weren't sure if you'd be a good mother?" asks Anderson.

"When I was younger I thought, oh god, I couldn't be somebody's mother."

Anderson asks the mother of six if she looks back on when she was younger and thinks to herself, "What was I doing?"

"I just know it's going to come back at me very soon with my children."

"Yeah, how will you explain when your kids are teenagers and you try to discipline them… and they're like, 'Uh... you used to wear blood around your neck.'"

Her response? "Yes I did."



Anderson's hour-long conversation with Angelina airs Monday, December 19, 2011. Jolie, who is joined by the cast of her new film "In the Land of Blood and Honey," which she wrote and directed, discusses with Anderson why she was compelled to make a movie on such a heavy topic as the war in Bosnia. Angelina also explains how she balances her work life and humanitarian efforts with her home life and raising six kids.

"In the Land of Blood and Honey" is in select theaters beginning December 23rd, 2011

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