- Angelina Jolie is an award-winning actress
- She has recently hired her daughter
- THIS is what her role will be
It seems to be the summer of celebs hiring famous kids to help them out. A little after Beyoncé hired the late Kobe Bryant's daughter Natalia as an intern on her tour, it's now Angelina Jolie who is hiring her own daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 15, as her assistant on the upcoming Broadway production of 'The Outsiders'.
Angelina is producing the show, so she's going to need all the help she can get! "Viv reminds me of my mother in that she isn’t focused on being the center of attention but in being a support to other creatives," Angelina told 'Page Six.'
Angelina wants to give her daughter some experience
All in all, Angie seemed very passionate about having her daughter come on board to help her out in her daily tasks on the production. "She’s very thoughtful and serious about theater and working hard to best understand how to contribute," she said. A source close to her told 'Page Six' that Angie has been taking Vivienne to the theater since she was a little girl. At some point in time, Angelina and Vivienne actually met with S.E. Hinton, who was around Vivienne’s age when she wrote the novel for 'The Outsiders.'
Another insider told the outlet, "[Angelina] wants to ensure the team is listening and working with young people every step of the way, and that their voices are leading in bringing this production to life on Broadway."
It's great to see the Jolie family taking on a project together. Angelina famously shares six children with her ex-husband actor Brad Pitt. Although their personal relationship became complicated, they remain strong co-parents. And now, Vivienne is ready to start taking on a lot more responsibility, and who knows...perhaps even producing her own show very soon.
As for Jolie's production of the 'The Outsiders', the musical will be directed by Danya Taymor, who directed Broadway’s 'Pass Over' in 2021. Angelina herself is very committed to making the story come alive!
"I feel very fortunate to be a part of this special production [...] I studied at the Lee Strasberg Institute where I realized my first love, as a performer, was the theatre. I had not found a way back until now. I hope to be able to contribute while continuing to learn from this amazing team, who I have been working with since my daughter brought me to see the show at La Jolla Playhouse. I can’t begin to express how excited I am for this musical to make its Broadway debut and look forward to sharing this new adaptation of 'The Outsiders' with the world," she said.
We can't wait either...