Brad Pitt and Kids Fill In for Sick Angelina Jolie at LA Unbroken Premiere

December 16, 2014 Updated: December 16, 2014

Brad Pitt and three of his kids “filled in” for Angelina Jolie at the Los Angeles Unbroken premiere on Monday night.

Jolie told fans over the weekend that she has chicken pox. 

“I will be home, itching and missing everyone,” she said in a video released online. “I can’t believe it ’cause this film means so much to me…. But such is life. There it is.”

Jolie directed Unbroken, a movie about the life of Olympian and World War II pilot Louis Zamperini, which stars Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, and Jai Courtney.

Pitt attended for his wife, along with the couple’s three oldest children–Maddow, 13; Pax, 11; and Shiloh, 8.

Pitt’s parents Jane and William Pitt even came along to help look after the kids.

Pitt told Access Hollywood that Jolie still isn’t feeling well. 

“It’s just cruel. It’s cruel irony,” he said on the red carpet. “She’s a bit peppered and spotted.”

Actor Brad Pitt and children Pax Jolie-Pitt (L), Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (C) and Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive for the U.S. premiere of Universal Pictures 'Unbroken,' December 15, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt and children Pax Jolie-Pitt (L), Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (C) and Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive for the U.S. premiere of Universal Pictures ‘Unbroken,’ December 15, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

Actor Brad Pitt and children Pax Jolie-Pitt (L), Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (C) and Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive for the U.S. premiere of Universal Pictures 'Unbroken,' December 15, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Actor Brad Pitt and children Pax Jolie-Pitt (L), Shiloh Jolie-Pitt (C) and Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive for the U.S. premiere of Universal Pictures ‘Unbroken,’ December 15, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, arrives for the U.S. premiere of Universal Pictures 'Unbroken,' December 15, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)
Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, daughter of Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, arrives for the U.S. premiere of Universal Pictures ‘Unbroken,’ December 15, 2014 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. (AFP/Getty Images)

 

 William Pitt and Jane Pitt, parents of Brad Pitt arrive at the Premiere Of Universal Studios' 'Unbroken' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
William Pitt and Jane Pitt, parents of Brad Pitt arrive at the Premiere Of Universal Studios’ ‘Unbroken’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

 

(L-R) Chairman Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Jeff Shell, Actor Brad Pitt, and Vice Chairman Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Ron Meyer attend the premiere of Universal Studios' 'Unbroken' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
(L-R) Chairman Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Jeff Shell, Actor Brad Pitt, and Vice Chairman Universal Filmed Entertainment Group Ron Meyer attend the premiere of Universal Studios’ ‘Unbroken’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

(L-R) Brad Pitt, Cynthia Garris, Mick Garris, guests, Clay Zamperini, and Luke Zamperini attend the premiere of Universal Studios' 'Unbroken' at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
(L-R) Brad Pitt, Cynthia Garris, Mick Garris, guests, Clay Zamperini, and Luke Zamperini attend the premiere of Universal Studios’ ‘Unbroken’ at TCL Chinese Theatre on December 15, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

 

“I thought about connecting the dots when she’s asleep or something,” he joked.

Pitt also said he’s proud of Jolie’s work on the film. 

“She’s so proud of this film and, of course, what Louis Zamperini represents,” Brad explained. “She’s just grateful for everyone who came out. Spirits are high. It’s a nice thing.”

 

RECOMMENDED