Wedding bells are not on the horizon for Angelina Jolie. The Oscar-winner recently spoke to Vanity Fair about her upcoming directorial debut, but took the time to dispel any rumors that she is tying the knot with longtime partner Brad Pitt. “There’s no secret wedding,” she bluntly told VF contributing editor Rich Cohen, “I’m not pregnant, I’m not adopting at the moment.” Once she got that out of the way, Angie hunkered down to discuss work on her passion project, Land of Blood and Honey, for which she’s not only behind the camera but also behind the pen. “I had the flu,” she said about how she came to write the screenplay. “I had to be quarantined from the children for two days. I was in the attic of a house in France…So I started writing.” She then sent a copy of the script to Brad for a second opinion. “He called and said, ‘You know, honey, it’s not that bad.’”Jeez Brad, easy on the enthusiasm!
She admits that the experience has been really rather scary, making her feel more vulnerable than ever before. “I’ve never felt more exposed. My whole career, I’ve hidden behind other people’s words,” she said. “Now it’s me talking. You feel ridiculous when you get something wrong.” The film’s controversial plot centers around the Bosnian War in the early 90s. But she feels that she’s up to tackling the tricky subject matter. “It was something I didn’t trust out of my hands. So by default I ended up putting myself in as director.” She shot the film on location in Serbia last October, making sure that locals gave their seal of approval. “[I showed the script to] 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.” The film is set to open wide on December 23rd of this year, and the latest edition of Vanity Fair will hit news stands on September 1st.
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