Angelina Jolie has talked candidly about her desire to continue expanding her family with Brad Pitt. But when the actress found out she was pregnant with twins, well, even she was taken aback, reports.

“We weren’t expecting twins,” Jolie, 33, tells Entertainment Weekly in a new interview. “So it did shock us, and we jumped to six (children) quickly. But we like a challenge.”

With a house full of kids, Jolie says she needs help — so it’s a good thing there’s family around to pitch in. “(Brad’s) mom and dad are on standby to come out and help,” she says.

But the real focus, Jolie says, is making sure their other children — Maddox, 6, Pax, 4, Zahara, 3, and Shiloh, 2 — feel included when their new siblings are born.

“They’re old enough to feel included to change diapers themselves, to feed bottles themselves, like if I pump into a bottle,” Jolie says. “We’re trying to find ways where it can be a fun group thing ... Everybody gets special time so we can make sure we know where they’re at.”

As for how she’s handling being pregnant with twins, Jolie tells EW she’s taking it easy and letting Pitt handle all the heavy lifting — literally.