Angelina Jolie just gave her most honest interview by far. The actress opened up about her break up from Brad Pitt and whether she is having second thoughts about it now to Sunday Telegraph.
Angie has been on a press tour promoting her newest movie, ‘First They Killed My Father’, based on the Loung Ung’s 2000 memoir of the Khmer Rouge genocide. At the same time as working on the film, Jolie has been dealing with the breakdown of her marriage to Brad Pitt. “This is the first time I have done this for a long time. It’s not easy,” she says, “I am a little shy this time, because I am not as strong inside as I have been in the past.”
During the whole process Jolie has had the support of her six children, who remained with her while she was making the film. Her son Maddox, has helped with its production.
“It’s been difficult,” she says. “I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted. There’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard. Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together, but really I am just trying to get through my days. Emotionally it’s been a very difficult year and I have had some other health issues. So my health is something I have to monitor.”
In insider shared to the Daily Mail: ‘Angie was very, very angry about the incident on the private plane between Brad and Maddox,’ says Halperin, whose new documentary, Broken: The Incredible Story Of Brangelina, will be broadcast in the UK later this year. ‘She threw everything she had at him. ‘It was toxic. I’ve spoken to many people around them, friends and family, and no one could see how they could possibly recover. But both of them realise they are happier together than apart. Once they cleared the air between them, things started to improve. Today, they are both feeling very positive. Angelina sees them as very much the new Burton and Taylor. They can’t live together but they can’t live apart. She has worked hard on herself since the plane incident, and so has Brad. They are still in love with each other.’
“I really wanted Maddox to learn about Cambodian history, so I felt that this movie was a journey that we could take,” she says. “And he went really deeply into the research and into the edit. And having somebody younger there to say, ‘you are losing my attention,’ or ‘that is too complicated,’ was really helpful.”
“The children have been amazing,” she adds. “It’s been so moving to see how much they have helped each other and how much they have helped me. I think now I need to rediscover a little bit of the old me,” she says. “I think we lose our way a bit. I have had a lot happen in my life, from certain people passing, to health issues, to raising the children. And it’s been a very good time to absorb and develop and grow. But maybe now that my kids are growing up I am starting to realise that my own sense of play has been put on hold for a while. And maybe them hitting their teens is going to bring out a little more fun in mom.” She laughs. “So maybe I am going back. It may be time.”
Last year in the first interview since they got married, the Hollywood super-couple opened up to NBC’s Tom Brokaw about Jolie’s health issues and how marriage has changed them. Watch the interview below: