Angelina Jolie: My Children Won't See 'In The Land Of Blood And Honey'

12/08/2011 04:00 pm ET | Updated Feb 07, 2012

Angelina Jolie has called the experience of writing and directing her first film the "greatest experience of [her] life." But when "In the Land of Blood and Honey" hits theaters, she won't be sharing the joy with some very important people.

"They won't see this movie," Angelina Jolie told The Hollywood Reporter, speaking of her brood of six children. "They know that mommy, on occasion, goes off to Libya or other places. I make them very conscious of the fact that there are a lot of people struggling through different things, and I don't protect them from the fact that war isn't a video game, it's a very, very horrible thing."

Given the young ages of her children, it makes sense; the film is about the brutal Yugoslav War of the 1990s, featuring the story of a Bosnian woman sent to a Serbian rape camp.

But while the children won't be watching this film, it doesn't mean they didn't get some of their own stories from Jolie.

"I wrote whenever I could, when the kids were asleep or in their classes," she remembered. "Halfway through some of the most horrific scenes, I'd hear, 'Mommy, I need another story, I can't go to sleep,' and so I'd pause what I was doing and go tell happy stories about bunny villages."

After this film, Jolie may want to make a film about bunny villages.

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