Angelina Jolie defends her 4-year-old daughter Shiloh's masculine clothing choices and quirky personality in a new interview to promote Salt (out July 23).
"I think she [Shiloh] is fascinating, the choices she is making. And I would never be the kind of parent to force somebody to be something they are not. I think that is just bad parenting," she told Reuters.
Continued Jolie, who is also raising Maddox, 8, Pax, 6, Zahara, 5, and twins Knox and Viv, 2, with partner Brad Pitt, "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."
"Society always has something to learn when it comes to the way we judge each other, label each other. We have far to go," added Jolie, who has often made her own actions into social statements, including declaring that she would never wed Pitt until it was legal for everyone to do so.
Like Shiloh's tomboy style, Jolie disguised herself as a man to play a rogue CIA officer in her spy thriller.
"It was fascinating," she said. "The stunt guys I usually hung out talking to, didn't want to hang out with me. The girls didn't know how to respond… there was something about him that kind of freaked the whole crew out."