Angelina -- "This Has Been a Heavy Year"

5/23/2007 10:18 AM PDT
It might seem like she's got a charmed life -- gorgeous kids, great baby daddy, killer career -- but Angelina Jolie says she's actually "in a strange place" in her life, and that the past year, with the death of her mother, has been "heavy."

In an interview with the "Today" show's Ann Curry, Jolie said that her life with Brad Pitt and the four kids isn't as "crazy" as everyone makes it out to be (though Curry informed her that someone had tried to climb a wall to get a shot of their chat). "I take my kids to school ... I come home ... I have a very solid, very warm home," said Angie.

But when the talk turned to her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who died earlier this year, the actress -- currently portraying Marianne Pearl in "A Mighty Heart" -- acknowledged that it's been "a heavy year," and let the waterworks flow (just a little), chiding Curry for making her cry.