Brad Pitt Talks About Angelina Jolie’s ‘Scary Decision’ in Rare Joint Interview

The notoriously private couple is opening up about their marriage.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are busy promoting their upcoming film By the Sea, which Angelina wrote and directed and they both star in, and now the two are sitting down for a rare joint interview on the Today Show with Tom Brokaw.

When Brokaw asked if it seemed like a risk to come out with a movie about a troubled marriage, Angelina said it’s actually the opposite. “I’m counting on the audience to know that if it was close to us at all, we could never make this film,” she said. “It’s because we’re actually very, very stable and these aren’t our issues.”

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The interview wasn’t only about their new film together. They also talked about the difficult time when Jolie learned she was at risk of developing breast cancer. Pitt discussed his decision to stay by her side when she underwent a double mastectomy on Feb. 16, 2013.

“Whatever’s got to be done to keep the family together, and keep the family together as long as possible is gonna be done. This was her charge, no question. It’s a scary decision. There’s many things that can go wrong and go many different directions,” he said.

“You never know what a reaction is,” Jolie said of the public’s reception of her decision. “You have to just make the choices you make in life. I made the choices I made because I believed they were right for me.”

Catch the full joint interview on the Today Show on Monday Nov. 2.

Watch a new trailer for By the Sea below!