Angelina Jolie: Being Married To Brad Pitt “Does Feel Different”
As Gossip Cop reported, Jolie and Pitt wed in a secret nondenominational ceremony, held at the Chateau Miraval in France, in late August after nine years together. The Oscar winner tells the magazine of their married life, “It does feel different,” adding, “It feels nice to be husband and wife.” She reveals the couple’s six children were all given special roles in the private wedding, including writing their parents vows. “They did not expect us never to fight, but they made us promise to always say, ‘Sorry,’ if we do,” notes Jolie. “So they said, ‘Do you?,’ and we said, ‘We do!’”
Following their wedding, Jolie and Pitt headed to Malta to begin filming By The Sea, which the newlyweds are producing together. Jolie is also directing the film off a script she wrote about a couple drifting apart. She says of the timing, “A few friends asked if we were crazy… [A film about] a married couple going through some difficulties… and I’m directing him.”
As for whether or not she would ever consider running for public office, Jolie explains, “When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered. Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility… But I honestly don’t know in what role I would be more useful.” She adds, “I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that [could] make it less possible.” When further pressed about whether or not she sees herself having a role in politics, diplomacy or public service, Jolie says, “I am open.”
She also talks to the magazine about her upcoming film Unbroken and the time she spent with its subject, the late Louis Zamperini, a U.S. Olympic athlete who later survived a World War II plane crash and a horrifying stint as a prisoner of war in Japan. Jolie was with Zamperini during the last days of his life and was able to show him an early cut of the film that was inspired by his life. “It was an extremely moving experience,” she recalls with tears, “to watch someone watching their own life… someone so physically strong… and they are at the stage where their body is giving up.” She continues, “And yet we laughed together, and talked about his mom. And being a man of such faith, he talked about all the people he believed he would be seeing on the other side. And that it would bring him peace. After a life of fighting, he could rest.”
What do you think of Jolie’s wide-ranging interview?