Angelina Jolie is a consummate professional. Along with acting, she produces, directs and is also a humanitarian, wife and mother of six. On a recent Today interview with Al Roker, Jolie talked about her latest film Unbroken, but chose not to discuss the Sony email hack scandal.
She did not want to interview live, so the question-answer session was recorded on Thursday and aired on Friday. Jolie talked about what it was like to direct Unbroken and the vast responsibility of making a movie about real-life World War II hero Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s life.
“It’s a huge responsibility. I lost so many nights, sleepless nights and so many moments of self doubt.”
Jolie also spoke on coming down with chicken pox was the day before the premiere of the film.
“It was so absurd. What was even stranger is I think during the day before, I was trying to do interviews… But of course it was really fun that my kids took the mantle. They took it very seriously when I said, ‘You’ve got to represent mom.'”
Zamperini passed away on July 2, 2014 but had the opportunity to view Unbroken while in the hospital with Angelina.
“I was watching somebody at the end of their life, watch their life, remember their friends who died, remember their mother and how she made gnocchi, remembering when he crossed those finish lines and when he held that plank out. I think he was just, he was preparing to pass away when he was watching the film.”
Although Unbroken wasn’t nominated for a Golden Globe award, Angelina said the important thing is that audiences love the movie, and she had the opportunity to tell her hero’s (Louis Zamperini) story.
Jolie also discussed an upcoming film project where she’ll direct husband Brad Pitt, but what she declined to discuss was the Sony email hack scandal.
Producer Scott Rudin had less than kind words about Academy-Award winner Angelina. Rudin has produced mega hits like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Moneyball. He accused Jolie of trying to get director David Fincher to direct Cleopatra instead of Rudin’s planned Steve Jobs biopic.
“I’m not destroying my career over a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving [Cleopatra] off her plate for 18 months so she could go direct a movie [Unbroken].”
Rudin detailed thoughts on Jolie to Sony Co-Chair Amy Pascal who responded by telling the producer not to “f****ng” threaten her.
“She’s a camp event and a celebrity and that’s all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming.”
Of course, the emails were never intended for Angelina, but when Sony’s firewall was breached, private communication became public.
Should Jolie have addressed the Sony hacked emails, or did she display class by not discussing them?
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