Mother-of-six Angelina Jolie says her children have been the source of her "strength" during the "ups and downs" she's experienced over the past few years.
Jolie's comments come as she returns to the role of Maleficent for the Disney sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which was released in the UK last week.
“We’ve all been a bit in lockdown. We all have our difficult times. Very similar to my character in the film, my strength is from my children," the 44-year-old told The Sun. "I didn’t work, the kids needed me at home."
“Anyone who is a parent knows there is a strength within you that grows when you just have to survive anything to be strong enough for them and you have to pull them through anything.”
Jolie also told the publication: "The last few years have not been the easiest. I have had my ups and downs. I haven’t felt very strong.
“So, there’s something when you are not feeling very strong where you push yourself and I am so grateful that I have the opportunity to play these kind of characters that pull out every bit of strength and remind me that I can be strong. I guess I am a little bit stronger.”
Last month, Pitt, 55, and Jolie's eldest child, Maddox, broke his silence on his relationship with his father three years after their alleged altercation.
When asked if his relationship with Pitt was "over" the teenager, who is currently a student at Yonsei University in South Korea, said: "Whatever happens, happens."