Basically, the most interesting thing going on with Brangelina is that she got the flu.
"I had to be quarantined from the children for two days," Jolie tells Vanity Fair’s October issue. "I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing.
Angelina is totally one of those people that nonchalantly throws out places she’s been just to sound cool. I was eating this sandwich…it was somewhere off the coast of Greece…anyway, it was a really good sandwich.
Jolie will have her directorial debut with In the Land of Blood and Honey, which she wrote during that flu to avoid going stir-crazy in the house. Oh, the house was in France, by the way.
But the fact that Angelina wrote this while she was sick is freaking amazing. When I’m sick, that basically means I’m going to be catching up on Maury. Angelina Jolie spits out a screenplay.
“I don’t watch TV and I wasn’t reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end. I didn’t know any other way.”
Brad then took a look over the script and told her, “You know, honey, it’s not that bad.”
Pitt’s been “so supportive” throughout Jolie’s project, giving her feedback and helping her make decisions.
“Like any woman, I would listen to most of it and fight a few things," she says. "It's hard to separate the person that loves you from the critic, so I don't think he's a fair judge."
Before Jolie began shooting the flick, she sent the script to “reporters and writers, people of Serbian and Bosnian nationality who’d been through the war. I was gauging the accuracy…. If they said no, I wouldn’t have done it.”
She also added that she used unknown actors from the region: It couldn’t be anybody else. It’s their story. It was important that they were willing to do it. If none of them were willing, I wouldn’t have made it.”
So basically, everyone had to love this project, or she wasn’t going to make it. The movie was shot last October in Eastern Europe and focuses on a young Serbian man who falls in love with a Bosnian-Muslim woman. They’re torn apart by the ethnic war of 1992. I’m thinking it’s not a rom-com.
“The film is about the experience that a lot of different people, on all different sides, have as war takes its toll,” Jolie said.
In the Land of Blood and Honey is set to release in December.