The brunette beauty - who raises six children with her partner Brad Pitt - felt she needed to refine some of her behaviour in preparation for her role as sophisticated British woman Elise Ward opposite Johnny Depp in `The Tourist`.
She said: "I`m not completely clumsy or gross, but the character takes her time with everything. I`m an American! I do 10 things before breakfast."
Angelina also spoke of her hopes for the futures of her children - Maddox, nine, Pax, seven, Zahara, five, Shiloh, four, and two-year-old Knox and Vivienne - and how she wants them to look back on their childhoods.
Speaking on `The Today Show`, she said: "Hopefully they are happy, and they know that they were loved, and that they were encouraged to be who they are, and not pushed into something that they`re not.
"Hopefully they`ll be the strong, beautiful individuals that they are today, and be happy in their lives, be fulfilled in their lives, and be living their lives honestly."
The 35-year-old beauty admitted she can`t understand why so many people are fascinated by her but is hopeful interest in her will fade as she gets older.
She said: "I don`t find myself that interesting in that way. But I feel like it happens to everybody. It`s just that it`s a weird time right now. There`s just so much of all of that, for everybody. It`s just, it`s a new world.
"I just assume the older I get, the more it`ll go away. The more private I`ll become."