In what she described as a therapist’s wet dream, Angelina Jolie apparently spent her honeymoon directing husband Brad Pitt in their new movie, “By the Sea,” where they play a couple in a terrible marriage.”
Immediately after their Aug. 23, 2014 wedding at their Chateau Miraval estate in France, the newlyweds headed directly to Australia with all their children in tow. But it wasn’t a honeymoon that drew them down under. The couple play a married couple in a film that Angie’s directing.
"Yes, we spent our honeymoon playing two people in a terrible marriage," Jolie told The Hollywood Reporter. "I'm sure a therapist would have a field day analyzing the films I choose to do. But it's been 10 years since Brad and I have worked together. It felt like it was time," added Jolie.
The last time referring to a decade ago when “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” marked the beginning of a love story between the still-married (to Jennifer Aniston) Pitt and the recently divorced (from Billy Bob Thornton) Jolie.
The A-lister revealed she found it one of her biggest challenges to both star in and direct a film, particularly since her husband is in it. She admitted she’s been struggling to balance her roles in front of and behind the camera, and perhaps even secretly enjoying bossing Pitt around.
“By The Sea” marks her third directorial venture, following “Unbroken,” and “In the Land of Blood and Honey.”
It seems like being in control of how a film proceeds is giving Jolie great joy. It’s very rare for female actresses to successfully segue from acting to directing, and only one other fellow A-lister, Jodie Foster, has made the transition flawlessly. Jolie is number two.
Listen to the actress talk about her sophomore attempt, “Unbroken” and directing her husband, Brad Pitt in this video:
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