Angelina Jolie Clears Up Rumors: ‘No Secret Wedding, I’m Not Pregnant’
She told VF contributing editor Rich Cohen of directing and writing:
“I’ve never felt more exposed. My whole career, I’ve hidden behind other people’s words. Now it’s me talking. You feel ridiculous when you get something wrong.”
In a simple description, the film is about “a look at how a couple’s romance is affected by the Bosnian War.” As for how she came up with the script, Angelina credits her getting the flu. “I had to be quarantined from the children for two days. I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. I don’t watch TV and I wasn’t reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end. I didn’t know any other way.”
Brad Pitt was completely supportive of the project.
“He’d come in and say what he liked or what he didn’t understand. Like any woman, I would listen to most of it and fight a few things. He’s been so supportive. But it’s hard to separate the person that loves you from the critic, so I don’t think he’s a fair judge.”
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