Angelina Jolie: I've Become a Better Woman

Star says Pitt told her co-star Depp is "a great guy"

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    Johnny Depp plays a regular guy who travels across Europe in the hopes of getting over a broken heart, only to find himself ensnared by super spy Angelina Jolie in some crazy international intrigue. (Published Wednesday, Nov 24, 2010)

    Angelina Jolie says she - and her glamorous life - are getting better with age.

    The Oscar-winning actress, who stars in "The Tourist" with Johnny Depp, told the "Today" show's Matt Lauer she doesn't get why she's an attention magnet. But being a do-gooder is coming natural after an early adulthood that was often scandalous, says the 35-year-old significant other of Brad Pitt.

    “I’d like to think I’ve become a better woman as I’ve gotten older,” said Jolie, a mom of six and a ubiquitous goodwill ambassador for the United Nations.

    Why the entire world seems to want to monitor her progress, Jolie finds bewildering.

    “I don’t find myself that interesting in that way,” Jolie told Lauer. “I have a full life. But, you know, I do the same thing every day in my natural life. I wear the same thing every day. I don’t go out.”

    Jolie had never even met Depp before the two were cast in "The Tourist," but Jolie got a scouting report on her co-star from Pitt.

    “You’re gonna love him; he’s a great guy,” Jolie recalled Pitt telling her.

    Jolie's latest project was a film she directed about Bosnia, shot mostly in Hungary.  

    "I loved it, I loved it!” she told Lauer. “I much prefer being behind the camera.”

    While in Hungary, Jolie enjoyed the company and support of Pitt and their kids — adopted children Maddox, 9, Pax, 7, and Zahara, 5, and their three biological children: Shiloh, 4, and twins Vivienne and Knox, 2. Jolie told Lauer she and Pitt revel in making their work-related trips around the world true family affairs.

    “I know the value … that we have this time,” Jolie said. “That we have this life together that we get to explore and laugh and learn, and have that warm love.

    “That is, you know, what makes life worth living.”

    Selected Reading: Today, IMDB, People