We can't wait to see this film...
We all love a Brangelina interview, and this latest one’s as good as ever. Brad Pitt has opened up to V Magazine about his latest movie project with his wife, Angelina Jolie, in which they both star and Ange directs.
The movie, By The Sea, focuses on a marriage breakdown in the 1970s, which Brad admitted was tough to film alongside his wife – especially as filming began during the couple’s honeymoon in August last year.
‘It was probably not the wisest way to spend a honeymoon,’ Brad said. ‘But then again, fighting to make something together…what better metaphor for marriage?
‘It’s not a film that responds to the current zeitgeist or storytelling. Rather, a quiet, mature look at the challenges of love and adult loss. Mr and Mrs Smith this is not,’ he continued. ‘By The Sea deals with that period when the honeymoon is well over and the couple is faced with the banality of every day and the pains of the unplanned.’
The movie marks the first time the couple have been on screen together since Mr and Mrs Smith in 2005, where they reportedly fell in love – and according to the interview, their feelings are as strong as ever.
‘Naturally I didn’t want to fail Angie’s ideas, her words. But really I had absolute faith we’d figure it out. I play a good drunk because I’ve been a good drunk,’ said Brad. ‘The plan was to make something together, with complete autonomy, in the footsteps of Gena Rowlands and John Cassavetes and keep it a family affair.
‘We, by our own admission, we’re overdue. If I’m going to work, I want to work with my wife. Surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife. She’s decisive, incredibly intuitive, knife-sharp, and I might say, sexy at her post. I trust her with my life.’
But Brad also said that despite the couple’s passion for filmmaking, they are able to switch off and just be parents as well. ‘At the end of the day, we get to be parents, greeting our lovely, crazy children and talking about their day, making sure they brush their teeth, so all the tension from our day is tabled…until the next.’
Previously, Angelina has stated that the film is definitely not autobiographical, saying: ‘Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters were even remotely close to our problems, we couldn’t have made the film.’