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Angelina Jolie Joins Her Star Jack O'Connell on 'EW' Cover!

Angelina Jolie Joins Her Star Jack O'Connell on 'EW' Cover!

Angelina Jolie wraps her arm around her leading man Jack O’Connell on the cover of Entertainment Weekly‘s latest issue.

The 39-year-old actress directed the movie Unbroken and is in full force promoting the flick alongside Jack, who plays the lead role of WWII prisoner of war survivor and Olympic distance runner Louis Zamperini.

“If you saw that first shot and my reaction to it, you’d be absolutely sure that this was going to be one of the great disasters of filmmaking history,” Angelina told EW about her first day of filming. “The only thing you could do was laugh at how insane this was all going to be. And then you just had to take a deep breath and figure out what to do next.”

“I didn’t know what I was up against when I was first getting into it,” she added. “I had never done anything like it. I was up for the challenge, but I had so much to learn.”

For more from Angelina, visit EW.com and click inside for a bigger picture…

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  • Phool

    This week’s cover: Angelina Jolie and Jack O’Connell in ‘Unbroken’
    ================================================
    All she can see, in every direction, is water. It’s Oct. 16, 2013, the first day of filming on the WWII drama Unbroken, and a barge has taken Angelina Jolie, her crew, and an enormous crane camera onto the open Pacific off the coast of Queensland, Australia. As she stands on the ship, silhouetted by bright blue sky and deep blue sea, actors Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, and Finn Wittrock float nearby in a small yellow raft.

    They are skinny and weak and starving, having subsisted on just 500 calories a day for two months. Suddenly, the wind picks up, stirring salt spray and waves. The crew on the barge begins to slip and fall. Jolie can barely hear O’Connell, her young star, deliver his lines, and for a moment she can’t even see him. As the camera zooms in for a close-up, he bobs helplessly in and out of frame.

    “If you saw that first shot and my reaction to it, you’d be absolutely sure that this was going to be one of the great disasters of filmmaking history,” Jolie says today with a smile, sitting on a sofa at Milk Studios in Los ­Angeles.

    “The only thing you could do was laugh at how insane this was all going to be. And then you just had to take a deep breath and figure out what to do next.”

    Ah, the eternal unanswerable question: What will Angelina Jolie do next? In a life that has spanned her transformation from Gia Carangi to Evelyn Salt, from femme fatale to media-sainted ambassador, from wild child to mother of six, she has been everything except one thing: predictable. Now, on the heels of the highest-grossing film of her career, Maleficent, Jolie, 39, is shifting her focus from movie star to director. Unbroken, her $65 million period epic, is her most ambitious undertaking yet.

    “I didn’t know what I was up against when I was first getting into it,” Jolie says. “I had never done anything like it. I was up for the challenge, but I had so much to learn.”

    For more on Unbroken, including how Jolie cast the young British actor Jack O’Connell, pick up the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly on stands this Tuesday.http://popwatch.ew.com/2014/11...

  • chun key pipe

    First! and the Best!

  • Phool

    Jack McConnell @LordMcConnell · 2h2 hours ago
    Anticipating quality insights from new Baroness Arminka Helic in debates. Good to see @WilliamJHague and Angelina Jolie here for her intro.

  • Phool

    Mark Hughes @Hughes_Mark · 2h
    News Editor of the Daily Telegraph. 2 hours ago
    Angelina Jolie is in the House of Lords, @peterdominiczak tells me

  • Dawne

    that would be second best.

  • Dawne

    Crikey, I went to bed and she’s on another continent in the British House of Lords……….stalk that Ticky.

  • Phool

    Win A Pair Of Screening Passes To Unbroken
    =================================
    Wednesday, December 17th 7:30 PM
    AMC Georgetown Washington, DC

    Academy Award® winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces UNBROKEN, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of olympian and war hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini (Jack O’Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII – only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

    Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s (“Seabiscuit: An American Legend”) enormously popular book UNBROKEN brings to the big screen Zamperini’s unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit.

    Starring alongside O’Connell are Domhnall Gleeson and Finn Wittrock as Phil and Mac – the airmen with whom Zamperini endured perilous weeks adrift in the open Pacific – Garrett Hedlund and John Magaro as fellow POWs who find an unexpected camaraderie during their internment, Alex Russell as Zamperini’s brother, Pete, and in his English-language feature debut, Japanese actor Miyavi as the brutal camp guard known only to the men as “The Bird.”

    This is an advanced screening. Unbroken is in theaters December 25th, more information available at Unbrokenfilm.com.http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/ar...

  • bap

    Chunky key is Third best!

  • Dawne

    The Hairball was wearing Angie’s blouse and Brad’s glasses………

  • Phool

    Our Dame is a busy lady.

  • Phool

    Hairball needs to change her name to JP Stalker.

  • Phool

    Glamour Magazine UKVerified account‏@GlamourMagUK
    .@UnbrokenFilm star Jack O’Connell is taking over our Twitter tomorrow! Ask a question NOW using #GlamourUnbroken:http://glmr.uk/okbObm

  • bap

    Very good!

  • Phool

    Anne Jenkin @Baronessjenkin · 1h1 hour ago
    Excitement in the lords to see AngelinaJolie watching new @conservatives peer Arminka Helic. @WilliamJHague @LiamFoxMP too. Popular baroness

  • AWHODAT

    Hey Dawne….i saw your post on the EW site. Bring it over here. Its spot on, as usual! :-)

  • Phool

    Universal PicturesUKVerified account‏@universaluk
    “He was somebody that was so full of love and life” – Angelina Jolie. Join us tomorrow for the Unbroken UK Premiere! https://twitter.com/universaluk/status/536936985920040960/photo/1

  • Wonderbust

    BAFTA screening now

    Off to the @BAFTA screening for #Unbroken + Q&A with #AngelinaJolie. Will report back! 😛
    12:23pm – 24 Nov 14
    https://mobile.twitter.com/Jacquipurkess/status/536933102560772096

  • SkinnyFatLovesJax

    ME ME ME it’s all about ME! No director does this. She such a pimp

  • bap

    The shirt on Anniston does not look good on her.

  • fyi

    Current BFCA Score:
    Selma – 100
    Boyhood – 96
    Whiplash – 93
    Birdman – 91
    Gone Girl, Imitation Game, Wild – 90
    A Most Violent Year – 89
    American Sniper, Nightcrawler, Theory of Everything – 88
    Grand Budapest Hotel – 87
    Foxcatcher, Citizenfour – 86
    Fury – 83
    Still Alice – 82
    Into the Woods, Interstellar – 80
    Inherent Vice – 72
    Mr. Turner – 65

    Unbroken – TBD

  • Love Conquers All

    Hi and good afternoon to Jolie-Pitt fans around the world. Good news, I have an appointment with my doctor for tomorrow morning for my panic attacks. I’m glad I have come to the point of getting help my personal health. Thanks everyone here for giving me advice and encouragement through this difficult time. I wish everyone to have a good day today.

  • just saying

    Fury score should be higher.

  • Wonderbust

    Good luck with everything. Glad you got the help you needed.

  • AWHODAT

    OMG what a stinkin barefaced stalker. Where’s this? I guess she had huvane decided that they have nothing and thi sis indeed their hail mary!

  • Felinelilly

    Gorgeous cover.

  • Wonderbust

    Voting is still in progress for other movies like Still Alice, Selma, into the woods etc

  • Felinelilly

    Take care of yourself and good luck tomorrow.

  • Phool

    Good afternoon Love.

    *Big warm hug to Love* I’m Glad to hear you got your appointment. I was meaning to post you to see
    what the situation is at the moment. Saying that though, you’ve taken the correct step, better get grips of a situation before it gets worse. Don’t worry, you’ll be fine, just remember be “honest and open” with the doctor no need to
    hold back also let the doctor know about your back too, sometimes there are trigger points that we don’t think that lead to bigger problems.

  • Phool

    Isn’t it just HOT

  • changeling

    All the best. You’re on my mind.

  • just saying

    I checked metacritic.com, they still only have 5 reviews for Selma, it has been like this since AFI. Why not more reviews? American Sniper only has 6 reviews.

  • Phool

    Also am glad for Jack he’s getting much needed exposure in US via Unbroken and Dame Angelina Jolie Pitt.

  • Phool

    Great scort for Selma, that was expected, but Fury in my opinion should be higher, compared to some above it. Grand Budapest Oh please!

  • Phool

    Give it time. it’s just rolling out and it’s not out till January 15.

  • Felinelilly

    It is. The camera loves Angelina and it also loves Jack apparently.

  • Wonderbust

    It’s only been screened for critics In a few places. More reviews will come closer to release date

  • Phool

    So not fair, why doesn’t the camera show the same love to me when I get my photo taken like it does Angie? * throwing a mini
    strop*

  • Wonderbust

    Just FYI for those wondering the voting is still in progress for the unreleased movies. Selma won’t stay 100 and still Alice won’t stay 82. Fury is set though and I think Brad wil at least get a nom for action at the critics awards.

  • Felinelilly

    LOL I know, I have the same problem.

  • Phool

    Angie on the Cover of Russian Interview Magazine
    =====================================
    Angelina Jolie – actress, wife, mother, Peace Ambassador, Dame, director … Yes, anyone! It is on fire, you can watch forever.

    http://www.interviewrussia.ru/digest31

  • SuperNiceMe

    Etta – 27minutes ago
    +
    Etta, I’m sure there are other celebrity examples but I don’t follow many celebs. Affleck was the first one that came to mind because it was a big headline.

    Etta, you can’t find any quotes from Angie saying she fights or argues with brad, can you? Those quotes don’t exist. The only quotes from Angie about Brad that exist are overly sweet ( Lainey calls it frontrum) and sugarcoated. Had she admitted that they have a normal relationship with arguments the balcony fight wouldn’t be an issue. She sold the fairytale perfect Brad thing. The Brad on that balcony doesn’t match up to the tabloid brad…he ain’t running from a fight. He ain’t matching up to the Brad angie desribes… He ain’t taking good care of her. The red carpet vibe after an argument would say Brad is a diva and Angie has a lot of apologizing and gold necklace buying in her future.

  • SuperNiceMe

    rare photo of teen Angie + her boyfriend at Disneyland back in the day.
    http://m.imgur.com/yQCWAMo

  • bap

    Thank you for some good news today! I do appreciate it!

  • just saying

    this is an old photo.

  • Phool

    Your’e Welcome.

  • Phool

    my problem is bigger lol.

  • fyi

    http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=fury2014.htm
    Fury
    Domestic: $79,150,000 51.5%
    + Foreign: $74,400,000 48.5%
    = Worldwide: $153,550,000

  • carrie

    Jack o’connell looks like gary oldman

  • Felinelilly

    LOL!

  • Love Conquers All

    Andrew Lockley ‏@andy_lockley 34s34 seconds ago
    Off to the @BAFTA screening of #Unbroken with #AngelinaJolie and @Jacquipurkess

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