The director-actor-humanitarian-divorcée was in Cambodia to promote her new film, First They Killed My Father, about the horrific Pol Pot regime that killed 1.5 million people.
Of course, Jolie was asked about her high-profile divorce from high-profile actor Brad Pitt.
“I don’t want to say very much about that, except to say it was a very difficult time and… and we are a family and we will always be a family, and we will get through this time and hopefully be a stronger family for it,” she said, through tears, after a long sigh.
Jolie and Pitt are the parents of six Jolie-Pitts: Maddox, 15, Pax, 13, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and twins Knox and Vivienne, 8.
“Many, many people find themselves in this situation,” Jolie said of divorce. “My whole, my family… we’ve all being through a difficult time. My focus is my children, our children… and my focus is finding this way through. We are and forever will be a family. I am coping with finding a way through to make sure that this somehow makes us stronger and closer.”
Asked about where she sees herself in five years, Jolie joked about the upcoming challenges of having a house full of teenagers:
“At that stage, I hope just standing... In five years’ time I would like to be traveling around the world visiting my children, hoping that they’re just happy and doing really interesting things, and I imagine in many different parts of the world, and I’ll be supporting them.”
Jolie added what she hopes to give her children "the right sense of what they’re capable of, and the world as it should be seen."
“Not through the prism of Hollywood or through a certain kind of life," she emphasizes, "but really take them into the world, where they have a really good sense and become rounded people.”