Angelina Jolie reveals she is keen to focus on 'raising her children well' as she doesn't 'want to miss a moment' in their lives before they leave the nest

Angelina Jolie revealed on Thursday that parenting has become her most important priority, taking precedent over her film career. 

The actress, 44, spoke candidly about wanting to focus on 'raising her children well', as she made an appearance at the Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil press conference in London on Thursday.

Discussing her goals for the future, Angelina said: 'I feel I like being an artist [is important] of course, but I’d like the other aspects of my work to take over my life a little bit more in the years ahead. 

Goals: Angelina Jolie revealed at the Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil press conference in London on Thursday that she is she is keen to focus on 'raising her children well'

Goals: Angelina Jolie revealed at the Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil press conference in London on Thursday that she is she is keen to focus on 'raising her children well'

'Really I just want to raise my children well, they’re all at those very special ages where you don’t want to miss a moment and just get it right before they’re out in the world on their own and having to face it. 

'You hope you get all the good stuff in, so that’s my main focus. But I have some other crazy ideas for future things, let’s see what happens.'

Angelina is the doting mother of six children, Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, Shiloh, 13, and 11-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, who she shares with estranged husband Brad Pitt. 

The former couple split in 2016 and although they were declared legally single earlier this year, their marriage still hasn't been officially dissolved yet. 

Family: Angelina is the doting mother of six children, Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara (centre) Shiloh (second right) and 11-year-old twins Vivienne (far left) and Knox (far right)

Family: Angelina is the doting mother of six children, Maddox, 18, Pax, 15, Zahara (centre) Shiloh (second right) and 11-year-old twins Vivienne (far left) and Knox (far right)

Make an entrance like Angelina in an embellished dress by Ralph & Russo

Tonight it was Angelina Jolie’s big night as she stepped out for the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil premiere alongside her children.

Whilst they appeared to rival in her glamour, especially Zahara who wore a Ralph & Russo SS20 dress, there was only one star of the show.

The actress looked the epitome of a Disney princess in her custom Ralph and Russo gown which is designed from layers of off-white chiffon and tulle.

Check out the golden caged bodice that highlights her silhouette and the anchored shoulders that create draping embellished sleeves. Look closer, and you’ll be able to see the Swarovski crystal spiders that make the dress shimmer under the spotlight.

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Former couple: Angelina shares her kids with estranged husband Brad Pitt, they split in 2016 and were declared legally single earlier this year, though their marriage is yet to be dissolved

Former couple: Angelina shares her kids with estranged husband Brad Pitt, they split in 2016 and were declared legally single earlier this year, though their marriage is yet to be dissolved

Angelina also discussed parenthood while speaking with MailOnline at the Disney film's premiere on Wednesday night.

Talking about what she thinks the film says about the theme, Angelina noted: 'That [parenthood is] not easy, that even Maleficent can have trouble and worry whether she’s a good enough mum. 

'I think what it means to be a mum and I think in her mind she has this idea, I did before I had kids, that to be a perfect mother we have to be a perfect person. that’s not true.

'You just have to do your best and be willing to put your child before you, and I think she has that. So she loves being a mum, I love being a mum.'

Doting: Angelina also discussed parenthood while speaking with MailOnline at the Disney film's premiere as she admitted she 'loves being a mum'

Doting: Angelina also discussed parenthood while speaking with MailOnline at the Disney film's premiere as she admitted she 'loves being a mum'

Disney beginners may not recall that Maleficent is the evil fairy in the classic 1959 animation Sleeping Beauty, and that Angelina played her in a 2014 live-action film.

Just five years on, Jolie is playing her again in Mistress Of Evil, still wearing black horns, fighting fairies and sorting out her conflicted maternal feelings towards sweet Princess Aurora (Fanning).

This time she has competition from the neighbouring Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) who causes a rift between our anti-heroine and Aurora, when her son Prince Phillip returns to the kingdom and proposes to the Princess.

She's back: Five years on from the 2014 live-action film, Jolie is playing Maleficent again in Mistress Of Evil

She's back: Five years on from the 2014 live-action film, Jolie is playing Maleficent again in Mistress Of Evil

Drama: This time she has competition from the neighbouring Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) who causes a rift between our anti-heroine and Aurora

Drama: This time she has competition from the neighbouring Queen Ingrith (Michelle Pfeiffer) who causes a rift between our anti-heroine and Aurora

Unbeknown to Aurora, Ingrith is plotting to use their marriage to divide humans and fairies forever, and it is up to Maleficent to try and stop the impending war.

Chiwetel Ejiofor joins the cast as the leader of an army of fairies just like Maleficent, while Harris will replace Brenton Thwaites as Prince Phillip.

The original 2014 film grossed a whopping $758million worldwide, and brought another success addition to Disney's series of dark fairy tales.

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will hit UK and US theatres on October 18th.

Out soon: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will hit UK and US theatres on October 18th

Out soon: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will hit UK and US theatres on October 18th

Angelina Jolie says her main priority is being a good parent

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