Angelina Jolie Opens Up on “60 Minutes” About Her Directing Debut & Personal Life


By Michael Lewittes



Angelina Jolie opened up on Sunday’s “60 Minutes” about her feature directorial debut, In The Land of Blood and Honey, as well as her personal life.

She says when she announced she was doing a film, set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War, people thought she was “crazy.” Nevertheless, she made the film because “I felt there was just so much I didn’t know about that time… that it was something important for us to talk about and revisit and learn from.” The film, which focuses on a Serbian man and a Bosnian, Muslim woman who embark on a relationship on the eve of the war, stars Goran Kostic, Zana Marjanovic, and Rade Serbedzija.

Jolie also says in the “60 Minutes” interview that she truly enjoyed being behind the camera. “I don’t know if it was the subject matter or just that we all came together in a very specific time and environment about something that meant something to us, but somehow it became probably the best experience I’ve ever had,” notes Jolie.

Jolie also talks about her favorite film (A Mighty Heart), wanting to play a James Bond-like role in Salt, her previously dangerous lifestyle, her humanitarian work, wanting to be a funeral director, the tabloids, and her late mother, Marcheline Betrand, of whom she tearfully says, “I will never be as good a mother as she was.” Check out the interview with Jolie below, and tell us what you think.


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