28/11/2011 11:36 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Angelina Jolie: I Will Never Be As Good A Mum As My Own Mother Was

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt with their children PA

Angelina Jolie has opened up about motherhood in a new interview.

The mum of six reckons acting is much easier than being a mum, but is much happier being busy at home with Brad and her brood - Maddox, 10, Pax, eight, Zahara, six, Shiloh, five, and three-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - than glamming it up on film sets.

During the interview with 60 Minutes in America, Angelina also chatted about her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, and her fears that she will never be as good a mum to her children as her own mum was to her.

"My mother was a full-time mother. She didn't have much of her own career, her own life, her own experiences, her own - you know, everything was for her children.

"I will never be as good a mother as she was. I will try my best, but I don't think I ever will be. She was the most generous, loving woman. She's better than me."

The Hollywood star choked back tears as she talked about her mum, who died aged 56 after a battle with ovarian cancer, and said speaking about her was her 'soft spot'.