Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have created a new film together that is making some ask the question: When does art imitate life? Angelina wrote the script and admits she never thought it would actually become a movie. But now that Jolie has co-starred with husband Brad, the two are revealing just how closely the story of a troubled couple resembles their real life, reported Esquire.
“When I was writing it, I never assumed we’d actually do it,” admitted Angelina.
Jolie revealed that by thinking By the Sea would never see big screens, she put everything that she secretly thought about topics ranging from sex to love to frustration into her script. And that encouraged Brad to go for it as well.
“We could experiment and play,” explained Pitt. “It’s oddly a safer environment I’ve been on. So we let loose.”
What’s meant by safe wasn’t defined by Brad, whose love for Angelina combined with his highly publicized split from Jennifer Aniston made tabloids overjoyed. But while the initial news that Jolie and Pitt were a couple made news around the world, Brad and Angelina more recently have been known less for providing tabloid fodder and more for their focus on helping the world be a better place as well as for their attention to being good parents.
Now their new film shows a different side to Jolie’s and Pitt’s relationship, reported the Daily Mail.
“Everybody knows that there’s never just the tragedy of life or the humour of life or pure joy of life. Relationships have those extremes. You can absolutely madly love the person you want to kill,” declared Angelina.
Jolie shared that she was delighted when Brad said he was enthusiastic about the project. Pitt revealed that he feels the movie shows the issues that can cause problems with love, including history, insecurities, and more.
“A lot of it’s wanting something so much that you focus too much on losing it,” added Pitt.
The movie, which opens on November 13 in the United States and December 11 in the UK, will be the first in which Brad and Angelina have co-starred since their famed comedy Mr. & Mrs. Smith.
And while it is true that the film Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Pitt’s swap of relationship partners from Jennifer Aniston to Angelina seem linked forever, Sienna Miller is firmly trouncing rumors that she caused marriage problems for Brad and Jolie while working with him a different movie, reported the Independent.
Although the actress did work on The Lost City of Z produced by Brad, Sienna revealed that she only met him on two occasions. As the producer, Brad didn’t even go to the set, according to Miller.
“It’s insane,” summed up Sienna of the rumors.
What might help to discourage those rumors that they’re having marriage problems is the fact that a featurette for By the Sea shows both Pitt and Jolie appearing so mellow sometimes that the line between outtakes and movie sometimes gets blurred, reported Entertainment Tonight.
However, one moment brings in their daughter Shiloh. Angelina persuades Shiloh to use her slingshot on snoozing Brad, startling Pitt perfectly.
Shiloh herself has been in the news with reports that she has desired to be a boy for a while, as the Inquisitr reported.
Requesting to be called John, Shiloh also prefers short hair and boyish attire, said Jolie.
“She wants to be a boy,” shared Angelina. “So we had to cut her hair. She likes to wear boys’ everything. She thinks she’s one of the brothers.”
Brad also revealed that his daughter prefers the name John.
“She only wants to be called John. So we’ve got to call her John,” said Pitt.
To make sure that they were handling the situation the best way, Angelina and Brad consulted an expert, according to Radar Online.
A source revealed that the specialist encouraged the worried parents to allow Shiloh to choose her own attire. Both Jolie and Pitt accept their daughter as she is with unconditional love, and the expert also reassured them that Shiloh’s preferences are not the result of any errors that they made as parents.
“It’s just the way Shiloh is, and there is nothing that they did wrong as parents,” added the insider.
As for using terms such as transgender or transkid, neither Brad nor Angelina has done so, according to IBT.
However, Amber Rose did refer to Shiloh once as a “transkid.”
An insider emphasized that what Pitt and Jolie want to focus on is supporting Shiloh in her choices as she grows, whatever they may be.
“Shiloh could be a tomboy and as a teenager could become the most girly girl,” said the source.
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