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.”