Angelina Jolie Wants to Learn How to Cook to Be a Better Wife for Brad Pitt
By Antoinette Bueno
As if being an Oscar-winning actress and a director isn't enough, Angelina Jolie is also looking to hone her skills in the kitchen.
In a new interview with Tom Brokaw for Today, Angelina talks about her incredible year both personally and professionally, which of course includes her August wedding to her longtime love Brad Pitt.
Though the two tied the knot after 10 years of dating, the 38-year-old star says it actually does feel different being married.
Namely, she wants to pick up more traditional skills as a wife. "I think we have more moments where I'll say, 'I'm going to be a better wife. I'm going to cook,'" she says about married life with Brad.
Though she reveals that he actually doesn't have too much faith in her culinary skills!
"And he says, 'Oh, honey. Just know what you're good at. Know what you're not,'" she smiles. "But I do this, 'No, no, no! I'm gonna get this wife thing down.' But he knows my limitations and where I'm a good wife and a good mom."
On a more serious note, Angelina says the fact that she and Brad already had six children together before tying the knot actually enhanced their nuptials.
"It did change, in just a feeling of that security and comfort that we always had but recommitting after 10 years of being together," she says about their surprise ceremony. "We were fortunate enough to be in that unusual situation where we got married with our children, and they were part of the ceremony and they wrote some of the vows. So, it was all of us agreeing to be together and to just commit to this life together -- not because we had to, not because anything was missing in our lives -- but because we were absolutely sure. We felt that much of a family and it was that moment. It was really lovely. It was a lovely day."
As for directing Brad in their new film By the Sea which is set in the '70s, Angelina says it's a totally different experience than their first film together, 2005's Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
"The first film we did together, we weren't together," the Academy Award-winning actress says. "And it was a comedy and it had a lot of action and it was really fun. Ten years on, we've learned a lot more about each other, and [By the Sea is] a film about a very troubled marriage."
"We just wanted to be free," she says about their current experience. "We wanted to play. We wanted to try things. We wanted to push each other. We wanted to be artists, and see what we could make."
But of course, the two didn't always see eye to eye.
"I'm sure I had moments with the actor and I'm sure he had many moments with the director," she jokes.
In an interview with DuJour magazine earlier this month, Angelina admitted to their struggles working together.
"It's a heavy film, and it's not easy for us," she said. "But even as you struggle through it, you're in the trenches together and you don't expect it to be easy. We're challenging each other and that's a really good thing ... The tricky thing is directing myself and directing Brad. It's hard, dramatic material, and we're balancing."