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Angelina Jolie Explains Why She Made 'By The Sea' with Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie Explains Why She Made 'By The Sea' with Brad Pitt

Angelina Jolie opened up about her 2015 film with Brad Pitt, and why they decided to work together.

“We had met working together [2005's Mr. & Mrs. Smith] and we worked together well. I wanted us to do some serious work together [in 2015's By the Sea]. In some ways it was [good for communication] and in some ways we learned some things. But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn’t because of the film.” The Hollywood Reporter‘s podcast Awards Chatter. “It was something that we were dealing [with]… things happen for different reason. I don’t know. I’m glad we did that film because we did explore something together. Whatever it was maybe it didn’t solve certain things, but we did communicate something that needed to be communicated to each other.”

Brad and Angelina split back in September of 2016.

Brad and Angelina co-parent their kids 16-year-old Maddox, 14-year-old Pax, 12-year-old Zahara, 11-year-old Shiloh and 9-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.

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  • cee

    I really wish they could find there way back to each other.

  • meme

    she’s such a pretentious twat. What is that you communicated? That you were going to obliterate Brad from your life and the lives of your children?

  • romy

    Well it was a horrible movie, no chemistry, and really boring – so I guess we caught a glimpse into their marriage.

  • Redy

    feast of piety

  • Lesley Starkey

    Great interview. Angelina was candid and composed. Really interesting.

  • Syvelt

    This is the typical Jolie mo She uses a lot of words to say absolutely nothing, swirls around in circles and then drifts into a list of her tragic ailments.The Queen of victimism strikes again!

  • toastie postie

    I agreed. So well spoken.

  • Twisted

    Angelina, the wannabe saint, is an anorexic drug addict. One day the truth will come out about her.

  • Lesley Starkey

    Thanks to cheralp07 for the reminder that Angie is the keynote speaker for The Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment bunch tomorrow. The event honouring JLaw and Amy Pascal.

  • Stoni

    They split because Angelina is crazy.

  • Lesley Starkey

    Yes. She should do more podcasts.

  • Harlow

    This overrated narcissist got the starring role of a victim and she’s playing it to the hilt. A court date must be coming up. I feel so bad for the children. They are given so much monetary items and not the safe structure that they need the most.

  • Stoni

    Nothing ever comes good from breaking up a marriage. Happiness isn’t built on the devastation of others. Take note Angelina.

  • Stoni

    I’m sure their nannies provide safety.

  • Harlow

    Hope so.

  • Lesley Starkey

    And of course Angelina is in New York next week (multitasking obs) so another thing to look forward too.

  • toastie postie

    I have to admit he did a good job and mostly just let her talk and not interrupt.

  • bap

    Absolutely Lesley.

  • bap


  • toastie postie

    Tomorrow she is the head speaker for the 2017 Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment luncheon and she might do one more screening this week in LA

  • Lesley Starkey

    Yes. I do think podcasts without adverts and breaks are conducive to really in-depth good interviews.

  • toastie postie

    Oops. Didn’t see that post yet.

  • Lesley Starkey

    Blimey O’Reilly. Difficult to keep up lol.

  • Lesley Starkey

    It should be mentioned more than once!

  • toastie postie

    Her schedule, Loung, Nora and Rithy Panh’s wear me out!

  • Stoni

    Thinking you are onto something.

  • Twisted

    She won’t be able to hide it forever.


  • Stoni


  • LetMeTranslate

    I believe they are trying. Whether it’ll be successful, it’s unknown.

  • toastie postie

    Thanks for the change to the headline, JJ.

  • lucy

    Comprehension is not your strong suit.

  • baytec

    Looks like Angelina Jolie, or her PR, is trying to rehabilitate herself in the public eye after all the terrible things she did to Brad Pitt when she decided to split from him. I’m not saying he is an angel, but she lied and manipulated and dragged his name through the mud.

  • LetMeTranslate

    You got it upside down. Angie’s name’s the one that got torn to shreds just because she has custody. Every trash tab under the sun pointed the finger at her.

  • LetMeTranslate

    I have had to quit bad habits before for many years. It’s no biggie Brad. It’s only a big deal if you believe it is a big deal.

  • Sunday

    He chose the booze and drugs over his kids.. sad. But at least he’s not famous anymore so no one cares.

  • Orianna Petroy

    Good for you LMT!And you call it not a big deal and you know it better.I’m glad that i’m talking with a really humble person!

  • boombox


  • Twisted

    As if the opinion from a deragend, delusional Angeloonie like you matters to me.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    I came across this interesting comment about the news to today about the subpoena for the Deutsche bank records.

    “This is going to be very problematic for Trump. But there is no getting around the fact that Deutsche Bank is at the center of Russian money laundering. Deutsche Bank was also deeply tied up with Robert Mercer. They helped devise dubious schemes to help Mercer’s RenTec avoid paying up to $16 $6 billion in taxes. And it’s also the only bank that would lend Trump money after his 4 bankruptcies. And its also the largest lender to Jared Kushner.

    The day before the US election, the bank lent Kushner
    $285 million, for a real estate deal involving Lev Leviev, a close
    friend of Putin’s. So Deutsche Bank is a key player. So it’s to be
    expected that if you were investigating Russian collusion with the President, you would go directly to the bank that forms the nexus between the guy bankrolling the Trump campaign and overseeing the data-analytics campaign (which potentially was the center of the collusion charges), the son-in-law and chief advisor of the President, the President himself and numerous corrupted Oligarchs close to Putin.

    Also, the former head of Deutsche Bank Josef Ackermann, who was in charge during the Russian money laundering phase (Deutsche Bank was fined $630 billion million for illegal activity), left the bank and then was offered a job by Wilbur Ross as Chairman of the Bank of Cyprus- and Cyprus of course is the financial center for Russian money laundering and it’s where Paul Manafort had many shell companies registered. So this is bad bad news for Trump if Mueller is able to dig into these finances.”

  • boombox

    She may have tried but it didn’t stick. He has a good reputation. She only hurt herself.

  • Beedyq

    Drumpfie will tweet storm once this is explained to him by someone.

  • ali7
  • boombox

    Haha. No.
    They need to move on and as they said close this chapter on their lives. It’s so obvious they didn’t have much in common. Different interests and really different personalities.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    He voted for the horrific tax bill though.

    Not impressed.

  • William Bradley & The Jolie

    Or maybe they won’t.

    Which would explain why we haven’t seen a twitter storm yet.

    Oh, and this is supposed to be the line that Mueller was not supposed to cross.

    So, yeah, we shall see.

  • Beedyq

    Me neither.

    He chose Party over Country in voting for the tax bill.

  • ali7

    I know but he’s playing with the orange.

  • Beedyq

    Trump lawyers say judge lacks jurisdiction in defamation lawsuit

    U.S. President Donald Trump’s lawyers told a New York state judge on Tuesday that under the U.S. Constitution she had no jurisdiction over the president and therefore urged her to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a woman who has accused Trump of sexual harassment.

    The lawsuit by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice,” contends that Trump’s denials of her accusations amounted to false and defamatory statements. Being “branded a liar” by Trump, the lawsuit said, has harmed her and her business.

    Trump’s lawyers, led by Marc Kasowitz, said the Constitution’s Supremacy Clause prevented the judge from letting Zervos’s lawsuit proceed in a state court.

    The hour-long hearing was held in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, where Zervos’s lawyers responded that there was no legal precedent preventing a state court from ruling on the conduct of a president outside his official duties.

    “The motion today has nothing to do with putting anyone above the law,” Kasowitz told Justice Jennifer Schecter. Under the Supremacy Clause, he said, “a state court may not exercise jurisdiction over the president of the United States while he or she is in office.”

    Schecter occasionally stopped Kasowitz to ask him to clarify his views on her jurisdiction. She asked him if it mattered that she would not be directing the president in his official duties, only potentially ruling on whether his comments as a candidate defamed Zervos.

    Kasowitz said it made no difference.

    “What that means is the president being haled into court, and once the president is haled into court there are innumerable obligations that flow from that,” he said, saying this would amount to inappropriate “control” over the president.

    Mariann Wang, the lead lawyer for Zervos, argued, “There is no case that holds that a federal official cannot be held to account in a state court.
    Trump’s lawyers did not dispute this.

    Wang acknowledged that the president holds a unique position but noted that even the president has downtime. They could, for example, meet Trump during one of his weekend visits to his Mar-A-Lago resort in Florida to record a video deposition, she suggested.

    The judge said she would rule later.

    Trump’s lawyers have said in court filings that Zervos is making false, self-contradictory and politically motivated accusations and that the president’s remarks were “non-actionable fiery rhetoric.”

    Zervos has accused Trump of groping her during meetings in 2007. She filed her lawsuit in January, three days before Trump’s inauguration. In March, she subpoenaed Trump’s presidential campaign for any documents concerning similar allegations against him.

    Trump has said accusations by Zervos and other women who last year accused him of sexual harassment are false.

    If the case went ahead, it could lead to Trump being compelled to hand over any documents from his campaign related to any accusations of sexual impropriety made against him.

    Zervos’s lawyers, including Gloria Allred, have cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Clinton v. Jones, which allowed former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones’ sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton to proceed in 1997 while he was still U.S. president.

    The decision led to Clinton’s impeachment after he lied under oath about his sexual relationship with another woman, Monica Lewinsky.
    Trump’s lawyers have said that Clinton v. Jones only applies to lawsuits in federal courts, not state courts.

    Zervos met Trump after becoming a contestant on NBC’s “The Apprentice” in 2005. She has accused Trump of kissing her against her will at his New York office in 2007 and later groping her in a hotel in Beverley Hills after she met with him about a possible job.

    She was one of several women who made accusations against Trump after the emergence last year of a conversation caught on an open microphone in 2005 in which he spoke in vulgar terms about trying to have sex with women.

    Trump has said the comments amounted to “locker room banter,” and his campaign issued a statement in which he apologized if anyone was offended.

  • Passing Through

    Me either. He rails about Drumpf…and then votes along party lines when he’s not even running for re-election next year. Asshat.

  • Passing Through

    While voiting to put an additional $1BIL in Drumpf’s pockets via the tax bill. He’ll get no respect from me…