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Angelina Jolie on Marriage to Brad Pitt: 'We Have Fights & Problems Like Any Other Couple'

Angelina Jolie on Marriage to Brad Pitt: 'We Have Fights & Problems Like Any Other Couple'

Angelina Jolie is opening up more about her marriage to Brad Pitt.

The 40-year-old actress talks about directing her 51-year-old husband in their latest film By the Sea, as well as their on-screen fight scenes.

Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters were even remotely close to our problems we couldn’t have made the film,” Angie told The Telegraph. “To be clear: we have fights and problems like any other couple. We have days when we drive each other absolutely mad and want space, but the problems in the movie aren’t our specific problems.”

She continued, “These were very sensitive themes and I know Brad‘s triggers and what he can do and what he is thinking about, so I had to step away and just be very careful in how he was directed.”

“I think he worked very hard,” Angie added. “The strangest things were the scenes when we were fighting and it was so weird trying to tell him to fight with me better.”

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  • toastie postie

    What!!! I still need to catch up. But…woo hoo, my favorite couple!!!⌒°(❛ᴗ❛)°⌒

  • Bumble

    SMH trust tabloids to zero in at these words.

  • busted

    Great couple..

    amazing that some people still after all these years wish for this couple to break up or for them to not be as they appear.. HAPPY and IN LOVE.

    They are a normal couple. And that makes them even more fascinating

  • busted

    Great couple..

    amazing that some people still after all these years wish for this couple to break up or for them to not be as they appear.. HAPPY and IN LOVE.

    They are a normal couple. And that makes them even more fascinating

  • Bumble

    This is the actual article

    Angelina Jolie: ‘Brad and I drive each other mad’
    t seemed like a good idea at first: the newly married Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt thought they would combine filming By the Sea on location in Malta with their honeymoon. But it didn’t work out quite as they had planned.

    “There were a few days when we thought [a working honeymoon] wasn’t the best idea,” laughs Jolie, who wrote, directed, produced and co-starred with Pitt in the low-budget domestic drama. “There were days during filming last year when we were really worried and it was hard.

    Jolie with Brad Pitt at the Cannes Film Festival in 2011Credit: Reuters

    If we had married and were just starting a relationship it would have been a disaster, but because we have been together so long we wanted to see how far we could push our relationship and our love and see if we can work together under very intense circumstances and with very complex issues and see if it would make us better.

    “But at the end we came out of it thinking, ‘This was the best honeymoon,’ because the film says, ‘Whatever you go through, weather the storm and stick together.’

    “So it was kind of a message to each other that we are going to stick together whatever comes.”

    Inspired by European art films of the Sixties and Seventies like Jules et Jim and Breathless, By the Sea tells the story of Jolie’s Vanessa, a depressed former dancer and her heavy drinking novelist husband (Pitt) who arrive in a seaside town in Seventies France with their marriage in crisis. As they meet fellow travellers and local residents they begin to examine their problems and begin to come to terms with unresolved issues in their lives.

    “I want people to walk away with different things from this film,” says Jolie when we meet in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. “Audiences will interpret it in a hundred different ways and it’s intended to be like that.”

    She insists the story is in no way autobiographical – for years, tabloid newspapers and magazines ran reports claiming the couple were on the verge of splitting up, right up until the point they tied the knot at their château in the south of France last August.

    Brad and I have problems like any other couple…We have days when we drive each other absolutely mad, but the problems in the movie aren’t our specific problems

    “Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters were even remotely close to our problems we couldn’t have made the film. To be clear: we have fights and problems like any other couple. We have days when we drive each other absolutely mad and want space, but the problems in the movie aren’t our specific problems.”

    It is Jolie’s third directorial effort after In the Land of Blood and Honey and Unbroken and is the first time she and Pitt have worked together since the 2005 action-comedy Mr and Mrs Smith, the movie on which they met (while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston).

    Helping hands: Jolie’s children are aiding in the development of her latest filmCredit: Rex shutterstock

    “When we first worked together it was very different because we didn’t really know each other and we were young and, it was really a fun film, so we thought, maybe By the Sea was going to be that kind of fun, but realised very quickly that it wasn’t,” she said. “Then we joked that this is what happens after 10 years of marriage.”

    Directing her husband, who has a considerable amount of French dialogue in the film, was not always easy and they had to make a pact with each other.

    “Our first few days were quite tricky because no matter what I say, he knows me so well and knows every little gesture when I get impatient, or when I am not really happy,” she said. “And I was nervous about not being able to have the right direction for him, to see him stuck and not being able to push him. So it was challenging, but we made a private pact that we were going to try to be as open and honest and emotive as possible and give to each other as much as we could and, succeed or fail, we would just lay it bare.

    Family tragedy: Jolie had a double mastectomy in a bid to avoid the breast cancer that claimed her motherCredit: Robert Millard

    “These were very sensitive themes and I know Brad’s triggers and what he can do and what he is thinking about so I had to step away and just be very careful in how he was directed. I tried to give him a safe space and tell him to trust me and I would do my best to protect him in the editing room if he would be as open and give me as much of himself and his emotions and his honesty, and he did. I think he worked very hard.

    “The strangest things were the scenes when we were fighting and it was so weird trying to tell him to fight with me better. I was crazy Vanessa who is so broken and so weird and then when I said ‘cut’ I am not Vanessa, I am this other person who is a director and has all these very strong opinions and is nothing like her. I have to go over to his side of the room and talk to him, so it was schizophrenic for all of us.

    “And in the bathtub scene, being naked in a bath trying to direct the camera crew with my husband outside the room through a microphone was just weird.”

    Being naked in the bath, trying to direct the crew, was just weird

    Because they have a home in France and spend much of their time there, Pitt, she said, wanted to really learn French. “So I figured I was going to write a bunch of scenes in French and I was going to force him. So he had a lot of studying to do.”

    Jolie, who looks elegant in a beige Luisa Beccaria dress, is outgoing and surprisingly candid about her private life. Two years ago she caused a worldwide stir by announcing she had undergone a preventive double mastectomy after learning she had an 87 per cent risk of developing breast cancer.

    Her mother, Marcheline Bertrand, had breast cancer and died of ovarian cancer in 2007 at the age of 56 while her grandmother had ovarian cancer and died aged 45. “I turned 40 this year and I am so happy,” she said. “Most women in my family start to get sick and start dying in their 40s and I am going to be very happy to become 50 and 60. I love getting older.”

    Their six children, Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, nine, and seven-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox, were with them in Malta while they were filming By the Sea and three of them, Maddox, Pax and Shiloh, are currently working with her on her next project, the Cambodia-set First they Killed my Father: a Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.

    “Maddox is working with me in production so when I have my production meeting he is sitting right next to me and we go though our notes. Pax is going through the photography and Shiloh is sketching the sets. It has to be with family and they have to be a part of it now.”

    Women in my family die in their 40s. I am going to be very happy to become 50 and 60. I love getting older

    The Cambodian film serves as a history lesson about Maddox’s birthplace, she says. (Jolie adopted Maddox in 2002, Zahara, from Ethiopia in 2005, and Pax, from Vietnam in 2007).

    “I’m now doing films that really matter to me and I can really enjoy with my children. If something inconveniences my children too much, or takes me away from them, I won’t do it. When I was younger I was testing myself and questioning everything but now it’s less about that and more about these are the years of my life with my family.”

    By the Sea is the first, and could be the last, time she has directed herself in a movie. “That was the most challenging part of it because you tend to take care of everybody and don’t give yourself the right attention and you don’t have somebody telling you it’s good enough, or checking on you.

    “But I love directing and I would love to be allowed to do more films and I hope I’m a good enough director to keep getting jobs. Most of my films are based on a history that’s important to me. I don’t have the same connection with By the Sea although it’s important because humanity in life is important. But I think I am more comfortable making war films, to be honest.” She pauses for a moment, then says: “Not that marriage can’t be a little bit like that.”

    By the Sea is released on December 11

  • bbm

    just in case we thought they were too perfect to be real..

  • Bumble

    Like to add ,nobody professes they are perfect, nor have the JP’s ever said they were. We all are humans not unemotional robots. But when it comes to JP’s their every word is scrutinized unlike some.

  • Lady Valeria


  • Bumble

    BY THE SEA – movie review – Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
    Keep your heart-strings in tact, because By the Sea will rip your heart apart and reveal the real truth that lies within.

    By the Sea is an upcoming 2015 American romantic drama film written and directed by Angelina Jolie. The film stars Jolie and Brad Pitt. Pitt plays the role of Roland, an American writer, who travels with his wife, Vanessa (Jolie), to a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France. Their marriage is in an apparent stage of crisis and as they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Laurent) and François (Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Arestrup) and Patrice (Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with some unresolved issues of their own.

    This film is one of the most emotional, dramatic and truth-bearing films of its kind. It takes you inside the life of a married couple and reveals the true ups and downs of love and the reality of marriage. There are no sugar-coated kisses in this film. Every moment and every event is so painfully raw with truth and emotion that you might just find yourself questioning your own relationship and realizing that there really is a fine line between love and hate.

    Both Jolie and Pitt are extremely remarkable in this film. And, if you are a fan of Mr. and Mrs. Smith, you will most certainly enjoy watching By the Sea. There truly is a chemistry between these two actors—both on and off the screen, but we already know that. We give By the Sea a hearty ‘two-thumbs’ up.

    The film is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 13, 2015, by Universal Pictures and promises to be one of the most dramatic, breath-taking and heart-felt films of the year.

  • Bumble

    Getty ImagesVerified account ‏@GettyImages 50m50 minutes ago
    Angelina Jolie at #ByTheSea premiere during AFI FEST 2015: See the week in Black and White

  • Passing Through

    Crap…new thread…now I have to move my comments…

  • Passing Through

    I see BBOQ continues to comment as if people actually care what she has to say…

    Anyway…speaking of box office queens…I see Spectre underwhelmed at $73MIL. I saw predictions as high as $90MIL, I also had to laugh because FFCB’s Burnt is toasted and the movie Drew took after they dumped Ticky – Beaches Redux – turned in Ticky-like numbers at $572,160 in 384 theaters for a $1,490 PTA. The producers could have had the same results with Ticky…er…if Only directly Catherine Hardwicke hadn’t kicked Ticky to the curb…

    What’s really funny though is the total dud that is RudeOne’s Steve Jobs – it lost 2,072 theaters out of 2,493. OUCH, OUTCH, OUCH!!! The sad thing is – Sandy Bullock’s OBIC opened just as poorly and didn’t lose any thaters at all. That sort of indicates they were locked into a commitment of a certain number of weeks. Next week though? Won’t be surprised to see it drop like stone because it only made $1,500,000 in 2,202 theaters. A PTA of $681. That’s a whole lotta nobody GAFF. It’s got a grand total of $6,000,632…on a $28MIL budget. This s what happens when you befriend Ticky – the bottom falls out of the box office. See: Adam Sandler (although truthfully I’ve NEVER been able to figure out why his movies made money…)

  • Passing Through

    On another box office note – put up the Long Range Forecast for The Big Short. They’re projecting a $12MIL opening and $65MIL total. Wonder what the budget was? Surely under $25MIL?

    They also predict Joy at $19MIL OW$100MIL total, Concussion at $11MIL OW$55MIL total – and Hyena Laugh’s Secret In Their Eyes (which NOBODY is talking about) at $11MIL OW$38MIL total. Not exactly great number since it probably cost $40MIL to make.

  • Passing Through

    Hey O2 -

    Hope your hubby’s feeling better! Who’s the bigger baby – a sick man or a sick kid? Obviously it’s the former because at least a kid has the excuse of really being a kid. LOL!

    I think Brad will be at the BTS premiere. Par is apparently going to give it a hard push for BP. If they do I think they’ll want Brad to do a few Q&A’s in January & February. Star power really goes a long way with the rank & file AMPAS voters. After missing out with Selma last yet – I think Par is hungry…especially since they haven’t had a great year at the BO.

  • Beck

    For some reason the previous thread wasn’t letting me view it for a while, So I’m glad there’s a new one.
    There was a Q and A with Brad and Angie together, right? I hope we get video of that too. Really enjoyed the one with just Angie.

  • busted

    I find those numbers interesting all around. They predicted BTS at one time 14 then 12.. So they are saying Joy at less than 20 million. Doesn’t seem many of the BPs are making loads of money. Outside of The Martian.

    I’m still so surprised that TBS has really come out of nowhere.

  • Passing Through

    I feel like I’m having a concussion or something…because it’s this interview from a different publication, but I guess it’s just because I read Ruben Nepales story in the Philippine Inquirer the other day. Obviously the 2 reporters were at the same press conference Angie gave last week.

  • Bumble

    I see they are bumping Joy’s figures further down so that whatever they make so tat they can call it a hit. Nice to see Rudeone’s movie tanking big time..

  • Bumble

    I had a feeling TBS will be a big game changer in the Oscar and award.more success to Plan B.

  • busted

    It would be amazing is Plan B got a 3 Oscar nod 3 years in a row.. WOW.

  • Bumble

    PT its the same Rubens interview just printed in another paper. It had his name as the writer so..

  • toastie postie

    I give up!

  • Bumble

    It is amazing how strength to strength and great projects Plan B is churning out…Brads production company are risk takers and their risks are paying off unlike Porgie who
    on purpose goes after Award baited movies and still cant get the success he craves.

  • toastie postie

    Oh, I like! Don’t know why, but I love B&W photos. Maybe because it allows you to not get distracted and focus on what should be focus on.

    Thanks, Bumble! Got to buzz off now, so don’t you get into too much trouble!

  • Aj

    I don’t know if she saw it. There is nothing about the movie in This review.

  • Bumble

    buzz back when you get time.

  • Bumble

    she has seen it , if you read it properly,but hasn’t gone into long winded info.

  • BH

    I found this very interesting perspective on what creativity really is on Peter Lindbergh’s web page
    “Creativity is the desire to express ourselves. To formulate these expressions, we have to draw from our reservoir of experience, dreams, desires and experimentation and mix together what was, what is, and what could be… I don’t think you can learn it, it is rather something that evolves. Your perception of everything in your life fills up this reservoir.
    Some people are drawn to create and express themselves, others are drawn to reflect, to analyze. But in the end, they all could be creative if they had the desire to explore the way in which they are integrated in the world of their experiences. Because creativity is really a rebirth, a true tone we feel for ourselves and for our world. Then our work becomes a real part of who we are. Maybe all this is a question of how deep we are willing to go…” (Peter Lindbergh)

  • ali7

    Yes this is from the press conference she had with the foreign press it was a joint interview after the screening they interviewed together Angie & the Telegraph is uk news paper so the question & answer are all the same

  • lucy

    I haven’t seen anything about Joy, except here. But, I’m trying to stay away from the negative sites.

  • mina

    Hello JJ posters , BA are the best , they attract envy, jealousy .They are alchimist and transform everything in gold. They are honest and relationship goal. I’ll see the movie , i don’t care someone so called critic ‘s opinion, even more with PR agenda.

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie: 10 years of love gazes

    10 years ago, while shooting the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Hollywood’s most beautiful couple was born. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie,a couple that survived the tabloids announcing a crisis every other month and never stop to love and respect each other, creating an enviable family and making us dream, so much that, due to their great understanding, we created the nickname “Brangelina”. Love unites Brad and Angelina as well as work: on November 12th their movie By the Sea, written and directed by Jolie herself, will be released and it will be the
    second one in which they act together. The plot narrates the story of a former dancer going through a deep relationship crisis with her husband,who manages to find peace during a long trip to Europe. While we wait to enjoy ourselves at the movie theaters we could not help dedicating them a special gallery: we collected all their love gazes… Have you ever noticed how much love is in the eyes of Angelina when she looks at her Brad? Her look is different each time, but always intense and it’s worth more than a thousand words.

  • Lady Valeria

    Lol, you mean TBS.

  • Bumble

    Joy will be thrusted down everyone throats even before it was made its called an oscar movie by the critics due to David O Russell and Jlaw.even if DOR shits its still gold as far as critics are concerned its a man thing no ‘lady problems, there.

  • Bumble

    He has the same look for her as well never changed.

  • Bumble

    The most charming thing about Peter Lindbergh is arguably his ability to achieve realism despite being a fashion photographer. Once again, he has captured some truths for the November 2015 cover editorial for WSJ. Magazine, starring, of course, the woman of the hour: Angelina Jolie.

    After her recent Vogue cover and the upcoming release of her new film, By The Sea – which she wrote, directed, and co-stars in with husband Brad Pitt – the actress is certainly in the forefront of our minds.

    Check out the photos in the gallery above and ask yourself this: sure, an impressive career, but more importantly… how on Earth does she still look this good?

  • Passing Through

    juju Beck • 18 hours ago

    that is not what angelina said
    angelina said that the Coens re-wrote it



    The Coens re-wrote the script or else their names wouldn’t be on it. It’s unethical to put your name on something you didn’t write and the WGA would kick them out of the guild. They have the same UTA agent as Angie – Rich Klubek. He knew they were fans of the book. They’d known Angie since early 2000s when she was married to BBT when he did the Coens’ The Man Who Knew Too Much. They said, on video, that Klubek suggested them to Angie because he knew they loved the book and they agreed to do the rewrite because they admired Louis so much. Angie also said everyone who worked on the movie behind the scenes had read the book and wanted to help get Zamperini’s story told after it had languished for so long and he wasn’t going to live forever – that includes Roger Deakins.


    ^ THIS ^ is what JJ used to make a new thread? pffffffftttttt! What about the pix of Angie and five of the kids on their way to Cambodia? Even if he eliminates the pix of the kids. Cos Angie is looking gorgeous in her long coat etc.


    The thing i find with these drip drip extractions from interviews is that the intellectually challenged (which comprises the majority of gossip/entertainment news consumers) find it difficult if not impossible to realize that Brad and Angie said these things weeks ago.

    By carrying it now and without context, it makes it seem as if B&A are still talking about BTS and related matters, such as these snippets of their off-screen life.

    Just more fodder for the fvckers. But perhaps thats the intention?

  • ali7


    The most charming thing about Peter Lindbergh is arguably his ability to achieve realism despite being a fashion photographer. Once again, he has captured some truths for the November 2015 cover editorial for WSJ. Magazine, starring, of course, the woman of the hour: Angelina Jolie.

    After her recent Vogue cover and the upcoming release of her new film, By The Sea – which she wrote, directed, and co-stars in with husband Brad Pitt – the actress is certainly in the forefront of our minds.

    Check out the photos in the gallery above and ask yourself this: sure, an impressive career, but more importantly… how on Earth does she still look this good?
    Images via WSJ Magazine

  • Erianthe

    Angie told The Telegraph. “To be clear: we have fights and problems like any other couple..
    Yes, Angie, but how do you two make up AFTER a fight??? Please. Details…

  • lurker2

    Seriously2 • 11 hours ago

    Lurker2, I had to sign on to Jared for the first time in over 5 years because of your posts. You really get it. Angelina has been working hard on her humanitarian work for 13 years and most of the media still ascribe ulterior motive to that work and still denigrate her over it meanwhile dilatantes like Clooney are praised without reservation or ascribed an ulterior motive.

    Angelina can make the best movie with the best screenplay and the critics will find a way to disdainfully dismiss it. I find it funny Beck is swearing up and down that the Coens brothers did no more that a cursory rewrite of Unbroken because the critics said it was weak, if a male director or any other woman had directed Unbroken, the critics have been falling over themselves to effusively praise it. In Changeling she gave a great performance but some female critics from NYT chose to criticize her weight and still did not critique her performance fairly.

    Angelina is the cause of that. She dared to get out of a box the media put her in, she dared to navigate life in Hollywood without the middlemen. By not employing a publicist, not having a big management company and a big agency behind her, she cut off all the people that could have done the shilling for her to the media. She chose to stand alone and speak for herself, God bless her because that stance threatens the train of thought and the business model in Hollywood. There are a whole lot of people that could initiate the attack against her.
    In addition to all that she refuses to apologize or be ashamed by her past, how dare she hold her head high and own her actions, she should repudiate it and seek absolution for her youthful behavior.

    I admire her for all of that and also accept that the hits will keep on coming as they try to break her, I honestly hope they don’t, but man being an Angie fan is not easy. She and Hillary seem to always get the media in a tizzy. Two strong women who refuse to apologize for their strength and there I say it, ambition; are called manipulative and dishonest. I will take their brand of manipulation any day.


    Wow, thank you Seriously2, that is a big compliment. I’m happy to see you come out of your lurker mode to comment and share your thoughts with us. Hope you will continue to comment and share.

    What you said about Angelina navigating through Hollywood’s waters in her own way and building a new business model is so true. I think we all have to keep that in the back of our minds and acknowledge that. She is challenging many conventions and making lots of people, who are used to the old way of doing things, very uncomfortable and questioning their own future.

    You touched on something I wanted to mentioned, which is, that in addition to IQ, Angie has also has emotional intelligence, which a lot of these people who criticize her, lack. She’s intelligent but she also has the sensitivity, the heart, and the emotional intelligence to properly use her IQ in the right way. In a way that’s inclusive, rather than divisive. So does Brad. That’s why they are able to adapt, learn, and grow with time. They are not sitting there, sick with worry and lashing out others for not being able to understand something that is not familiar to them. These people who try to pull down Angie, they may be IQ smart but they lack the emotional intelligence to understand a situation, to understand people, and to understand the value of emotions. They spend too much time faulting her for her technical errors and lack the foresight to see big picture. But with time they will see. After all, time is the great equalizer.

  • lurker2

    “Brad knows what I need, he’s always known”

    That right there. Now only if they would show us….

  • ali7

    Sorry Bumble I didn’t see u post

  • Angela Johnson

    One quick question. Where would I find the WSJ article? Is it only released on certain days?

  • Passing Through

    The prediction for BTS was for a wide opening because everybody assumed that’s what it was going to be.

    Also, I think the numbers for Joy and Concussion are so low – they open Xmas day – because it’s the 2nd week of Star Wars. They’re predicting a $215MIL OW for Star Wars and a total of $762MIL. That means they expect Star Wars to dominate the Xmas weekend with probably less than a 50% drop. Xmas is on a Friday this year and it’s a big movie going day (for some reason) so the movie will get a bump from that. It could have a very minor drop – less than 25%. If that happens – other movies could benefit from people being turned away from Star Wars and the numbers could be higher. The smart thing to do would be for theaters to open more screens for SW and fewer for other movies. It’s what I would do if I owned a theater. I’d put SW on every screen….and double the price of popcorn. LOL!

  • Bumble

    that’s alright Ali, no worries.

  • Passing Through

    I wonder how much that dress weighed – because it looked heavy with all those crystals. Plus she changed and she never does that. I’m guessing the dress probably weighed 15-20 pounds.

  • Bumble

    wouldn’t we all like to know that Zillion dollar question LOL

  • ndn

    cr BF

    Via Google Translate

    Full interview Angelina Jolie for Vanity Fair Italian

    By: PAOLA Jacobbi

    The most famous couple of the film made a film about marriage crisis. The typical crazy project, as they call it, soon after the wedding engraved on their honeymoon. Angelina Jolie says that cinema is putting together a good family, to drive her husband Brad Pitt was painful and cathartic and because she, at 40, is happy to be alive.

    She presses the tip of her cardigan, and wraps him in a blanket as she seems shy and demure. Not even look like the good old Angelina, always so powerful and glorious with its beauty of movie star and his public persona. This time it’s like looking for a director for his debut, which says (literally) until you can judge if I am able or not, and I think it is a European taste film, but you being European will tell if I is wrong. The film By The Sea, is the third feature directed by Angelina, but the first in which she stars (In the Land of Blood and Honey,Unbroken she just directed), and is also the first film from Mr & Mrs. Smith,in which and Brad Pitt act together. But above all, different from before, this is a very personal film, when reading this interview you’ll understand why.

    Filmed in Gozo (Malta), although the story is set in southern France, in a small bay in the Mediterranean Sea The
    Beachfront follows the life of Vanessa and Roland Bertrand (Angelina’s mother’s last name, Marcheline, who died in 2007, at age 56 after a long fight against cancer), a couple from New York, married for 14 years andobviously in crisis. He is a writer who devotes most of his time drinking than writing, it is a former dancer who retired from the stage and fills up with remedies to quell the depression.

    The reasons for this pain and the conflicting relationship between husband and wife will be revealed slowly throughout the film, with touches of suspense Hitchcock to there. Roland and Vanessa love each other and hate each other, they approach and move away, using an unknown young couple (the Mélanie Laurent and Melvil Poupaud actors) who are on their honeymoon in the same place, like a distorted mirror of what It is happening to them. Brad Pitt says: They remember, especially Vanessa, played by
    Angie, what was and what is not.

    All this takes place in the mid-seventies, a time ofexperimentation and sexual revolutions, and in the film we see many topics, from erotic fantasies about a kind of misunderstood couple Francesco De Gregori set confuse their alibis with other reasons.

    Packed with the help of a great director of European photography, Christian Berger (longtime collaborator of Michael
    Haneke), the film is a love story for adults, which is not inspired by any particular film, but, as explained by Brad Pitt, who is also
    co-producer, the film is very inspired by the couple John Cassavetes andGena Rowlands (director and actress in this case), because it was great trying to do ourselves, something with great sincerity, free from restricted studios dynamics .

    There is a recurring scene in the movie: Vanessa always leaves his sunglasses with the lens down, Roland had seen them back up. It’s a metaphor, says Brad. This means that it is struggling to save the marriage, their own problems. But the inspiration came from a real detail of our lives in common: Angie always
    leaves his glasses and so I spent my time straightening them.

    A film about the crisis of a couple produced by the most famous couple of the world cinema. Are not you afraid that people will think you are opening the door of his real life through the film?

    We feared. We discussed among ourselves and with some friends. But then we decided to go ahead anyway. I do not care what people might think, what conclusions can arrive. That seen in the film are certainly not our problems. If they were, it would be impossible to stage.

    What does it mean for you this experience? In particular, as has been driving her husband?

    Beautiful but difficult. We were pioneers of a new way to communicate among ourselves, respecting our different sensitivities. Brad knew he was playing something I “his wife” wrote. It was an exchange of mutual trust, an act of love, as artists and as people.

    When you wrote the film?

    Many years ago. Again, as an experiment, just for me. I had no idea that one day he would become a real movie. You write a very different thing when you do not know if it will be published. You are freer. I wanted to write about the relationship of each woman with her own body, the fear we have of not having control. When I wrote it, I was far from my face health problems. But surely, I thought about my mother, the difficulties and the pain she had passed. But then I put in a drawer and he remained
    there for a long time. Whenever me and Brad, we said we wanted to do a movie together, we consider a number of other projects and then finally said: Oh yes, I would do the same. This is a crazy project. And really: we went to shoot this film immediately after getting married. A strange choice for the honeymoon.

    When his health problems appeared, how you felt, this short circuit between fiction and real life?

    I was editing the film when I received a call from my doctor telling me I had high risks of developing cancer and that I had a small benign tumor. At the end it was emotional and painful at the same time. I also said that perhaps, somewhere, subconsciously, I felt I had to do some kind of test in life, sooner or later.

    Because the seventies?

    Because they have been remarkably free and creative in many areas, from politics to art. In the cinema, there was room for works that were also flawed, out scheme. I do not feel the need to adapt at all costs to real taste of the public, as is the case today, even in the many films I acted. Today, everything is much more elegant, before you do an analysis to find out what people think of either scene. In a well controlled context, it is also more difficult to interpret more complex characters, multi-dimensional. I really wanted to do this: such a pure way, authentic, without conditioning.

    The last time we met, you told me you would focus increasingly on driving and less on acting. It seems that, at least in part, you are doing it. What kind of director are you?

    A student, I’m still learning.

    For you, it should be a good director?

    I’m not a big fan of militaristic setting, with the captains and rulers
    directors. For me, the most important thing is to put together a good family together, where everyone is encouraged to give their best and cooperate.

    The next film?

    I’m about to start filming in Cambodia. This time, the film is based on a book, a true story. It’s called First They Killed My Father: Daughter of Cambodia Remembers . Maddox, my oldest son, who is cambodian, will be my co-producer. He told me, wanting to know more than their home country.

    His co-producer? But he is 14 years old!

    It has been my assistant in Malta, on the set of By The Sea. He is good! And others already have some talent for this job?

    It seems to me that none of them wants to be an actor, which I find very good. But they have the painting, football, writing … They will find their way.

    Speaking of children, in Italy, there is much discussion on gender education. His daughter Shiloh dresses like a boy,
    you think you have a definition in different shape education of men and women among their children?

    Each of my children is a person, no matter the genre. I do not differences, I encourage you to be fair and do what makes them happy. So is Shiloh Shiloh and dresses as he

    If you could divert attention from his private life media to a sensitive subject, what would you choose?

    The question with which I read for many years: the refugees. But I wish it was not always a matter that lasts a day and then switch to another.

    Last summer, the world was shocked to see a picture of a refugee child, who died on the beach in Bodrum in Turkey. What do you think is in these cases the most appropriate behavior? Show or avoid such exposure of pain and suffering?

    Basically, I’m not the right kind of person
    who says “spare me the brutal images” but I understand both positions reported. The real problem, however, is another: there are 60 million refugees worldwide, 60 million people who do not live where they would like to live because they can not because they are fleeing hunger and war. When I began to film By The Sea, I followed the activities of the Maltese navy, that could save many children and adults on the run. The reception in Europe created problems that we know, but this crisis is just one of the effects of a much larger problem. We must find solutions
    to the international level, laws to combat crime against civilians in war-torn countries, and discuss seriously about political leadership.

    In May you turned forty years. How you feel?

    Very happy to be alive, to love and be loved. Thank you.

  • Bumble

    When I saw her actually change for the after part, which she never has done before, thats the first thought came to mind that the dress must be very heavy with those crystal work and it was a tight and restricted from the top half. Still liked it on her makes a nice change blinging it up especially at night it looked beautiful. Luigi has done his magic again..

  • Observer2

    I forgot to say, WELCOME BACK, PHOOL!

    We missed you. I’m sorry to hear about your brother’s MIL, they’re lucky to have you.

    Please, if you’re going to leave for a long period of time, will you let us know or someone know.

    Bumble, why are you replying to Ajaxhole? LOL