Looking stunning as always on the cover of the October issue of Vanity Fair magazine, Angelina Jolie takes time out from talking about her directorial debut In the Land of Blood and Honey to put a few rumors to rest.
First of all, there is “no secret wedding,” she insists, referring to reports that she and her partner Brad Pitt are planning to tie the knot soon. Second, “I’m not pregnant,” the mom-of-six says, adding, “I’m not adopting at the moment.”
As for her latest career move, the Oscar-winner reveals how she came to write the script and then sign on to direct her new film.
“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.”
Afterwards, she asked Brad to take a look at what she’s written. “He called and said, ‘You know, honey, it’s not that bad.’”
Deciding to forge ahead, Angelina explains, “It was something I didn’t trust out of my hands. So by default I ended up putting myself in as director.”
She’s quick to point out that her partner in parenting has been a big part of the process as well: “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.”
In the Land of Blood and Honey is set to hit theaters this December.View Slideshow »»