Jolie: Tomboy Shiloh Is 'Fascinating'

Necktie-wearing 4-year-old is just expressing herself
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 13, 2010 3:00 AM CDT
VENICE, ITALY - MARCH 07: Angelina Jolie and daugther Shiloh depart Palazzo Contarini Polignac on March 7, 2010 in Venice, Italy.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Four-year-old daughter Shiloh's tomboy style is "fascinating," Angelina Jolie tells Reuters, defending the tot's recent penchant for wearing boys' neckties, jackets, and hats. "Children should be allowed to express themselves in whatever way they wish without anybody judging them because it is an important part of their growth," Jolie said. "I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting."

Jolie added that her own recent foray into wearing men's clothes—on the set of the movie Salt, for her role as an accused spy who must disguise herself as a man—seemed to make the film's crew uncomfortable. "The stunt guys I usually hung out talking to, didn't want to hang out with me," Jolie said. "The girls didn't know how to respond."

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