Los Angeles: Actress Angelina Jolie has confessed she wishes she'd spent more time enjoying her freedom as a child.
Angelina Jolie. Pic/Santa Banta
The "Maleficent" star, who has children Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, 9, Shiloh, 8, and six-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne with husband Brad Pitt, says she wishes she had done more backpacking before she found fame, reports contactmusic.com.
Asked what advice she would give her younger self, the Oscar winner said: "Not to change a thing. I would probably say enjoy the freedom as much as you can before it goes away."
"Enjoy the walks in the park and the backpacking and travelling and living. Which I didn't, but I would have liked to have done more before it became a little less easy to do so."
She added: "You can never prepare for the future, because it's all those things that build up to who you are. You have to let your younger self be scared of things and attack things head on."
She also said people should make "bold choices and make mistakes, and it's all those things that add up to the person you later become."