Angelina Jolie takes a walk on the beach looking absolutely stunning for the cover of Vogue‘s November 2015 issue.
The 40-year-old By the Sea actress and director was joined by her full family – husband Brad Pitt and kids Maddox, 14, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, 9, and seven-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne – for the photo shoot. Here is what she had to share with the mag:
On her marriage: “Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters were even remotely close to our problems we couldn’t have made the film… As artists we wanted something that took us out of our comfort zones. Just being raw actors. It’s not the safest idea. But life is short.”
On the “brutal” double mastectomy surgeries: “It’s hard. They are not easy surgeries. The ovaries are an easy surgery, but the hormone changes”—she laughs, nods her head—“interesting. We did joke that I had my Monday edit. Tuesday surgery. Wednesday go into menopause. Thursday come back to edit, a little funky with my steps.”
On going through menopause: “I feel grounded as a woman. I know others do too. Both of the women in my family, my mother and my grandmother started dying in their 40s. I’m 40. I can’t wait to hit 50 and know I made it.”
FYI: Angelina is wearing Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane on the cover.
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