Gorgeous Angelina Jolie rarely appeared on magazine covers this year and seeing her on the cover of Vanity Fair October 2011 issue, which hits the newsstands on September 6, is fantastic news for her fans. Inside the issue, the beauty star talks about the false rumors of getting married, being pregnant and adoption plans, but also about her feelings on being a director.
Besides claiming that there is no “secret wedding”, Angelina also states: “I’m not pregnant. I’m not adopting at the moment.”
Having cleared up things regarding her personal life, Angelina starts talking about her latest project, being a director for the movie “In the Land of Blood and Honey”. At first, she jokingly says Brad’s opinion about her being a director: “Brad thinks I’m going to be a nightmare. I had such a good experience he thinks I’m going to be impatient with directors, which I already am. I get impatient with people working on a film that have their head in their hands like it’s the most complicated thing in the world.”
On a more serious tone, Angelina confesses about the great pressure and that she feels a little exposed: “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”, she tells editor Rich Cohen.
When the word went about how it all started, Jolie said: “I had 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, has had a significant role in validating her ideas and supporting her along the way. She recalls that after he read the script, “He called and said, ‘You know, honey, it’s not that bad.” From that point on, she decided not to let anyone else make the decisions about the script: “It was something I didn’t trust out of my hands. So by default I ended up putting myself in as director.” She also decided to choose unknown actors from the region because, “It couldn’t be anybody else. It’s their story. It was important that they were willing to do it. If none of them were willing, I wouldn’t have made it.”
She also likes to emphasize the great contribution Brad has had in 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.”
For more details about the interview, check out the magazine.
Photo courtesy of Vanity Fair