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Angelina Jolie Discusses 'Real, Deep' Relationship with Brad Pitt & Casting Her Kids in 'Maleficent' to 'Elle'

Angelina Jolie Discusses 'Real, Deep' Relationship with Brad Pitt & Casting Her Kids in 'Maleficent' to 'Elle'

Angelina Jolie gets a total black and white treatment for Elle magazine’s June 2014 issue, on newsstands May 13.

Here’s what the 38-year-old Maleficent star had to share with the mag:

On her perception of her 20s: “[The media] misinterpreted as [me] wanting to be rebellious. And in fact it wasn’t a need to be destructive or rebellious—it’s that need to find a full voice, to push open the walls around you. You want to be free. And as you start to feel that you are being corralled into a certain life, you kind of push against it. It may come out very strange, it may be interpreted wrong, but you’re trying to find out who you are I realized that very young—that a life where you don’t live to your full potential, or you don’t experiment, or you’re afraid, or you hesitate, or there are things you know you should do but you just don’t get around to them, is a life that I’d be miserable living, and the only way to feel that I’m on the right path is just to be true to myself, whatever that may be, and that tends to come with stepping out of something that’s maybe safe or traditional.”

On her relationship with Brad Pitt: “You get together and you’re two individuals and you feel inspired by each other, you challenge each other, you complement each other, drive each other beautifully crazy. After all these years, we have history—and when you have history with somebody, you’re friends in such a very real, deep way that there’s such a comfort, and an ease, and a deep love that comes from having been through quite a lot together.”

On casting some of her children in Maleficent: “And my little Vivienne—we call her my shadow, because there’s nothing I can do to shake her. I can be tired, I can be grumpy, I can be in a terrible mood, and she doesn’t care. It’s ‘Mommy, Mommy,’ and she’ll cling to me. We knew that she would still do that thing, she’d still smile at me and insist that I pick her up. So we couldn’t really cast anybody else. I asked Shiloh about being Aurora, and she laughed in my face. She said she’d be a horned creature. Brad and I made the decision that we wouldn’t keep them from sets and the fun of making movies, but we wouldn’t [glorify it either]—we wouldn’t make it a good thing or a bad thing. But I would really prefer they do something else… after two days of it, Brad and I were so stressed we never wanted to do it again.”

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FYI: Angelina is wearing Saint Laurent.

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# 1

I don’t like the cover as much i love Jolie she’s gorgeous and doesn’t beed photoshop !

# 2

gorgeous to the max!!!!

# 3

Am I first? It’s a slow day at work; good timing.

# 4

lovin the cover……am soooo buying this one……

# 5

her beauty is insane……game on fckers!!!!

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# 7

thank you brangelinaforum for the pix!

# 8
Angie timeless beauty @ 05/07/2014 at 10:42 am

gorgeous , beautiful, loving, stunning, wonderful, amazing, charming, grace, loved, mesmerizing, incredible, cool, sexy, hot, sensual, …..

Angie is the most beautiful woman in this world…. no doubts. Period

# 9

Vogue Magazine – TAKE THAT

deliciously evil……hmmhmhmhmh sweet!

Angie is the Queen @ 05/07/2014 at 10:44 am

Today i was happy surprised to see Angelina in the cover of Elle mag. it was a interview we are waiting for very long time.

… and man … Angelina beauty was displayed like she deserves. She looks terrific gorgeous, there are no words to explain the mesmerizing beauty that Angie show in this Elle photos.

Angie was in her best, i loved all the pictures, she is incredible in this kind of interviews. I don´t read yet but Angie is the best person to have a talk. Besides her stunning beauty, she is one of the most interesting persons to talk and she is eloquent and a good speaker that we enjoyed to listening and in this case to know what she is talking.

I will read the interview now, tchau…

I´m still looking to the wonderful photos. The hypnotic beauty of Angie make you gaze to her face, i’m amazed and flabbergasted by Angie photos
, ……wow…wow

“drive each other beautifully crazy” I bet it means in their bedroom. Lol.

Stunning,great read

She’s awesome, alright, but I wouldn’t say perfection. That’s just too exaggerated.

Lol shiloh is a riot so funny

dark angel @ 05/07/2014 at 10:48 am

Viv is so cute!

lol at ya anjie….i am worst in my 20′s…………

Astonishingly beautiful. Thought she really opened up as well for the article.

Amazing pictures. The woman is astoundingly beautiful. Also loved the article and thought it was the most revealing that she has given in a long time.

dark angel @ 05/07/2014 at 10:50 am

ANgie is such an exquisite creature!

drive each other beautifully crazy
Yeah I loved that turn of phrase as well

What a great article and stunning pictures! But, uh oh….she mentioned the wedding. Cue Ticky….

I really like the way the sl pantsuit fits her. It’s like perfect. Aww at her little vivienne. So cute. I noticed that in most jolie-pitt family photos vivienne is holding onto angie. :)

You can tell they inspire each other, look at their achievements in last 8 years. They bring out the best of each other definitely. They are really the best couple not only in HW but also in the world. I am inspired by them, their relationship is the ideal relationship.

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