I get really excited when celebrities who are supposed to be above shit talking do it anyway, even if it’s done in a very passive aggressive way. Angelina Jolie is one of those celebs. She’s all about saving the world and having tons of babies and being classy now.
So during an interview for her new movie Maleficent, it was kind of shocking to see her talk about motherhood in a way that you knew was in reference to Gwyneth Paltrow’s unrelateable ass. Even Angelina Jolie can’t stop herself from throwing a little well deserved shade. It’s like we’re soul mates.
For those who don’t remember because you have lives that don’t consist around celebrities and their fuck ups, a few weeks ago Gwyneth Paltrow decided to whine in an interview about how hard her life is. ‘Cause she has to do things like make millions of dollars, get driven around by her private chefs, walk a red carpet. You know, shit that makes her envy those damn single moms with all of their time, and their luxuries like being home every night and eating store brand cheese.
A lot of people openly mocked Paltrow for being a fucking dipshit, but not a lot of famous people had anything to say. Until now. While doing some PR work for her new movie Maleficent (aka Fuck Sleeping Beauty), a reporter from the New York Daily News asked her about the new “mommy guilt” trend famous people seem to be bitching about because they have to do things like work and it’s JUST SO HARD GUYZ! Jolie immediately squashed that shit like Brad’s marriage to Jenn.
“I’m not a single mom with two jobs trying to get by every day. I have much more support than most people, most women in this world. And I have the financial means to have a home and health care and food. My kids, they’re here upstairs.
When I feel I’m doing too much, I do less, if I can. And that’s why I’m in a rare position where I don’t have to do job after job. I can take time when my family needs it. I can say I can only get into the (editing) room after the kids are in school, and I have to be back for dinner, and they’re coming for lunch.”
What? You mean Angelina realizes that while needing to work and be a part from your kids does suck, it isn’t really comparable to what moms have to do in the real world when they have other things like empty fridges, rent, and their light bills to worry about on top of everything else?
Now, what I really enjoy is that technically, the reporter asked her about all this because of Chirlane McCray, the First Lady of New York (confession, from NY, didn’t know we had one of those. Moving on), gave some quotes talking about her guilt about being a working mom and how hard it is. But if you read between the lines here, it is pretty obvious Jolie is also referencing Paltrow’s idiocy.
“I actually feel that women in my position, when we have all at our disposal to help us, shouldn’t complain. Consider all the people who really struggle and don’t have the financial means, don’t have the support, and many people are single raising children. That’s hard.”
Let’s have a slow clap here for Angelina. She may have made some questionable decisions in her past (wearing blood, kissing her brother, Shark Tale) but it’s nice to see with age has come some wisdom, but not a total loss of her inner mean girl. I love me some mean girl, in and out.