VIDEO: Angelina Jolie Tears Up About Her Mother
But while discussing her role as Christine Collins, a real-life mother whose kidnapped son was supposedly returned to her in Los Angeles during the late 1920s, Jolie teared up when the subject turned toward her own mother, Marcheline Bertrand.
“My mom….there was something about her,” Jolie said. “Her name was Marcheline and everybody called her Marshmallow as a joke, because she was just the softest, most gentle woman in the world.”
Bertrand passed away in January 2007, at age 56, after a battle with cancer. Jolie’s father is Midnight Cowboy actor Jon Voight, 70.
As the interview went on, Jolie began to choke up.
“Um…F*ck,” the Oscar winner cursed, attempting to hold back her tears. “[My mother] is very much… She is very much Christine Collins. She was really, really sweet, and, um, she would never get angry. She couldn’t swear to save her life. But when it came to her kids she was just really, really fierce.”
Watch the video of the interview, via The Daily Beast: