"If anybody comes into my home and tries to hurt my kids, I've no problem shooting them." That's Angelina Jolie, revealing her up-with-the-Second-Amendment maternal instincts to Britain's Mail on Sunday.
And, as an added warning, the protective mom of Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, Shiloh, 2, and the still-baking, Brad Pitt-spawned double buns in her oven, points out that she "bought original, real guns of the type we used in 'Tomb Raider' for security."
"Brad and I are not against having a gun in the house, and we do have one," acknowledges Jolie, who is out stumping for the soon-to-be-released thriller, Wanted, in which she plays a weapons-wielding assassin. "And yes, I'd be able to use it if I had to. I could handle myself. I think there are certain combat skills that would come out. I tend to want to throw an elbow."
Says the goodwill-promoting earth mother, "There's a side to me that people know is humanitarian, and there's a side to me that's a mommy. But there's also the side that likes to get down and dirty and run and jump around and fire guns."
And while it'll probably be several years before any of her tots see her popping a cap or 50 in Wanted, she's not going to shield them from violence on the big screen.
"It's just not a reality in this day and age to say, 'I'm never going to let my kids watch a movie that has a gun in it,'" explains Angelina. "It's important to know that this exists. But I'm very clear with my children about who's a good guy and who's bad."
Meanwhile, the actress and her heaving, ah-ooga!-triggering cleavage strike a scarlet-lipped, come-hither "Barbarella"-meets-Brigitte Bardot pose for the July issue of Vanity FairM.
In the interview, which was conducted before she confirmed she was carrying twins (by the by, their arrival is so eagerly anticipated that bidding on the first pics has reached an unprecedented $15 million, reports TMZ.com), she admits she didn't intend to fall for Pitt -- or any other actor.
"After my last divorce [from Billy Bob Thornton], I said I was absolutely going to marry somebody in another field, an aid worker or something," maintains Angelina. "Then I met Brad, everything I wasn't looking for, but the best man, the best father I could possibly wish for, you know?"
Besides, she adds, "I don't see him as an actor. I see him very much as a dad, as somebody who loves travel and architecture more than being in movies."
originally published in entertainment.msn.com