Angelina Jolie said if acting didn’t work out, her back-up plan was to be a funeral director. This woman once wore a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck, so are you really surprised she said this?
I though after adopting a handful of kids and settling down with Brad Pitt that Angelina’s bizarre days were behind her, I thought wrong.
“It wounds like this very strange, eccentric, dark thing to do but in fact I lose my grandfather and was very upset with his funeral,” she revealed in an interview on 60 Minutes last night, “How somebody passes and how family deals with this passing and what death is should be addressed in a different way. If this whole acting thing didn’t work out that was going to be my path.”
Thankfully, acting did work out, so nobody could ever say, Is it bad that I think the mortician is hot?
However, Jolie did end up directing, just not funerals, as she’s currently promoting her film directing debut for the movie In the Land of Blood and Honey.
“I prefer directing,” says the star, “I love having the spotlight on someone else…it’s nice for all that not to matter.”
Her new directing debut is a serious drama about a love story set during the Bosnian war, “I am nervous that people are not going to understand it…I still think it’s crazy…I think I’d be terrible with a comedy.”
What?! Jolie would be perfect directing a comedy! She should just write and direct a film about her own life and cast Eddie Murphy to play all of her children.
Jolie also got into some other serious stuff during the 60 Minutes interview, like her constant tabloid presence. She says the woman we see in the tabloid is not “Angelina Jolie,” she says that’s not her at all.
“I don't see those things. I don't know who they are but I assume they're not me. They're not who I am. They're not what I spend my day caring about. I find them quite shallow and often quite wrong,” says Jolie.
She says being a working mom is hard, especially since she has six kids.
“We never work at the same time," Jolie reveals on how she and Brad raise the kid, but admits that shooting movies full time "would be easier."
“My mother was a full-time mother,” says Jolie, “She didn't have much of her own career, her own life, her own experiences ... everything was for her children. I will never be as good a mother as she was. She was just grace incarnate. She was the most generous, loving – she's better than me."