Angelina Jolie ready to take kids out of 'lockdown' after Pitt split

She would'love for her kids to get into the business. Source Getty

She would'love for her kids to get into the business. Source Getty

"Everything will be around the children, I haven't worked for over a year now because they needed me home", she said.

Jolie said her children - Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne - love Loung, who they call auntie.

Speaking about how the movie came about, Jolie said she and Loung penned the script years ago and they finally decided to make the movie keeping in mind Maddox's role in the movie. I guess I am a little bit stronger. "With all that's accessible to us sometimes we get completely overwhelmed and we don't know what to believe and what to do, so I'm just trying to listen to other women, I'm trying to lend my voice where possible", Jolie told the Women in the World summit in an afternoon panel.

Angelina Jolie filed for divorce from her husband Brad Pitt on September 19, 2016, and now says that in the year since it's been a real roller coaster ride, emotionally and otherwise.

"He was unbelievable, he actually really impressed me, he had to earn it", the 42-year-old told ExtraTV while promoting the film at the event.

"We all need to do, I think, even more than we've ever done because we're at a very dark time".

The Maleficent star - who is the daughter of actors Jon Voight and the late Marcheline Bertrand - was encouraged to follow in her parents' footsteps by her mom and one of the reasons why she pursued it as a career was because she knew how happy it would make her mother.

She added that her children are her best friends and she is proud of how they have "strong voices" and are "empathetic people" but can still be 'goofy'. I hear him talking in full, fluent French, and they'll tell me he's reached a certain level in his German, and I have no idea.

It's particularly important that they learn about their own background from a culturally relevant perspective, she said.

"It took me a few months to realize that I was really going to have to do it. We're really such a unit", she said of her kids. It is believed filming will begin before the end of the year.