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Maddox talks about working with mother Angelina Jolie

Maddox Jolie-Pitt has given his very first interview. The 16-year-old talked to People magazine about working with mother Angelina Jolie on First They Killed My Father.

Maddox Jolie-Pitt has given his very first interview.

The 16-year-old talked to People magazine this week as his mother Angelina Jolie graced the cover.

And because they were promoting their new movie First They Killed My Father - she directed while he served as executive producer - the teen discussed working with the Oscar winner: '[She’s] fun, funny, and easy to work with. She’s a wonder,' said Maddox, who is the eldest of her six children.

Her eldest: Maddox Jolie-Pitt has given his very first interview. The 16-year-old talked to People magazine this week as his mother Angelina Jolie graced the cover. Seen on Monday

He's a fan! '[She’s] fun, funny, and easy to work with. She’s a wonder,' said Maddox, who is the eldest of her six children 

He added that he tried his best to be an asset on the set. 

Lovely lady: Jolie graced the new cover of People where she talked about life after Brad

'I was trying to help wherever I could,' the teen added. That meant being a part of meetings, helping with the script, preparing shoots and reviewing dallies.

The drama, based on Loung Ung’s memoir, was made for Netflix and comes out Friday. 

Maddox’s brother Pax, 13, was the set photographer.

Angelina was the one who asked Maddox to work on the movie because the story had to do with his home country Cambodia.

The star adopted him in 2002 when he was a baby.  

'Mad knows himself very well and if he said he was ready, I knew he knew,' she said. 'He goes back and forth [to Cambodia] a lot, but this would be over four months of just being in the country, really reading, listening, learning and absorbing all things about his culture and country [including] the very, very dark parts.'

With her brood: From left, Maddox, 16, Pax, 13, Angelina, twins Vivienne and Knox, nine, Shiloh, 11, and Zahara, 12, on Monday. She added that her children are her best friends and she is proud of how they have 'strong voices' and are 'emphatic people' but can still be 'goofy'

Jolie also commented in her cover story about being a single mom. She split from Brad Pitt a year ago.

'I have had my ups and downs. I guess I am a little bit stronger,' she began her interview.

'We all have our difficult times, but as a mother you also have a responsibility first and foremost towards the kids. They are going through their formative years and everything else comes second to that.'

More fun: With her kids and Nora Twomey, Saara Chaudry at The Breadwinner premiere during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday

Back in white: Jolie arrives on the red carpet in a stylist white outfit

Her six children in addition to Maddox are Pax, 13, Zahara, 12, Shiloh, 11, Vivienne and Knox, nine. And she said she has consulted them before taking her next acting role, which will likely be the Maleficent sequel.

'Everything will be around the children,' the Salt actress said.

'I haven’t worked for over a year now because they needed me home. Everything was just stopped. I’m really sitting and talking with them because everything affects them. Every location, every type of project, I’m going to have to adjust it to however much they can handle.' 

A year ago they ended it: The two are coming up on the anniversary of their split on September 19; seen here in 2015

Jolie added that her family is out of semi hiding after the Pitt split and they want to have some fun.

'I think they’re itching to get out in the world again. We’ve all been a bit in lockdown and going through some things. I think it would be good to get out there and play together,' the LA native said.

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.'

'If I've done nothing i their life but be their mom, I'm good,' she added.

She also talked her mother Marcheline Bertrand, who died of cancer 10 years ago.

'It's very, very hard to understand why she's not here,' said Jolie. 

As far as her health, she said it's 'so far.' She had preventative surgeries so she would not develop breast and ovarian cancer. 

This comes after a busy time at the Toronto International Film Festival, taking her six kids with her for the screening of her new film, First They Killed My Father.  

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