Angelina Jolie likes having her children on movie sets.

The 35-year-old beauty - who raises kids Maddox, nine, Pax, seven, Zahara, five, Shiloh, four and twins Knox and Vivienne, two with Hollywood heartthrob Brad Pitt - loved having them on set with her during the filming of new movie 'The Tourist' and reveals they laughed at her portrayal of English character Elsie Ward in the film.

She said: "It's always fun to have family on set. I think it wouldn't be the same without them. They get to come and laugh at mummy for playing dress up and having a funny accent.

"Fortunately, we've given them a love of discovering new places and new people and new cultures. And they like to pack their bags and have new adventures."

Angelina relished the opportunity to play a "real lady" on the project alongside Johnny Depp as it was something new for her.

She told MTV News: "I liked that she was a real lady, a real European lady, and I've never played that before. I thought it was a challenge for me to be a girl, a real girly girl."

She recently revealed she hoped her kids would grow up to be "beautiful individuals" who are "happy and loved".

She said: "Hopefully they are happy, and they know that they were loved, and that they were encouraged to be who they are, and not pushed into something that they're not.

"Hopefully they'll be the strong, beautiful individuals that they are today, and be happy in their lives, be fulfilled in their lives, and be living their lives honestly."