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Angelina Jolie Vanity Fair October 2011 - not pregnant, I'm not adopting at the moment
Angelina Jolie appears on Vanity Fair's October 2011 issue cover.
The "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" actress talks about her life and new film.
Angelina Jolie assures Vanity Fair contributing editor Rich Cohen that there is "no secret wedding" in the works for her and Pitt. "I'm not pregnant. I'm not adopting at the moment," the star tells Cohen.
"Brad thinks I'm going to be a nightmare," Jolie jokes, telling how directing her new movie, In the Land of Blood and Honey, has changed the way she will approach her acting career. "I had such a good experience he thinks I'm going to be impatient with directors, which I already am. I get impatient with people working on a film that have their head in their hands like it's the most complicated thing in the world."
"I've never felt more exposed. My whole career, I've hidden behind other people's words," Jolie tells Cohen of her screenwriting and feature directorial debut. "Now it's me talking. You feel ridiculous when you get something wrong."
"I had the flu," Jolie says of how she came to write the script. "I had to be quarantined from the children for two days. I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. 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." She says she then let Brad take the script to read on a trip: "He called and said, 'You know, honey, it's not that bad.'"
Jolie admits she did not initially intend to direct the film. "It was something I didn't trust out of my hands," she explains. "So by default I ended up putting myself in as director." Of her decision to use all unknown actors from the region, she says, "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."