Angelina Jolie Opens Up About Her Marriage: 'Brad and I Have Our Issues'
By Jackie Willis
It's been about 10 years since Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have shared the big screen together. While the filming of their new movie By the Sea was a bit of a "honeymoon" for the couple, the actress also admits that their marriage isn't perfect.
The Today show offered a first look into Jolie's photo shoot and interview with Vogue magazine, in which she talked about working with Pitt again and posed with her husband and their six children.
By the Seais a lot more dramatic than Jolie and Pitt's 2005 romantic comedy Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Set in France during the mid-1970s, the film follows former dancer Vanessa (Jolie) and her husband Roland (Pitt), an American writer, as they travel the countryside together. The couple seem to be growing apart, but when they linger into a quiet seaside town, they begin to draw close to some of its more vibrant inhabitants.
Jolie, 40, directed and wrote the screenplay, but insists that it's not autobiographical. "Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters were even remotely close to our problems we couldn't have made the film," she told the publication. Jolie says she and Pitt referred to the script as the "crazy one" for years.
"As artists we wanted something that took us out of our comfort zones," she said of the emotional movie. "Just being raw actors. It's not the safest idea. But life is short."
In August 2014, the A-list couple were married and almost immediately jetted off with their children to to the Mediterranean island of Gozo, near Malta, to begin shooting scenes for the film. Jolie says this was their "honeymoon."
This sounds like a somber honeymoon considering the emotional roller coaster that the movie takes. "This is a story about a relationship derailed by loss, the tenacity of love and the path to recovery and acceptance," Jolie and Pitt told ET in a joint statement. "It has been a privilege to explore these universal human experiences with such a generous and talented cast and crew."