Angelina Jolie on Making 'Blood and Honey' Personal
"Extra" correspondent Jerry Penacoli continued his week with the multi-talented Angelina Jolie, sitting down to discuss how she took her directorial debut film, "In the Land of Blood and Honey," to heart.
The film follows two lovers on opposite sides of the Bosnian War. Jolie explained how she related it to her relationship with Brad Pitt.
"I'm sure you can only write from what you know, and I've not lived through a war. I could only imagine putting myself in that position. What would happen? Is it possible we could hold together? That was in the back of my mind. That's how I made it personal for me. But through it, [Brad] has always been very supportive."
Would she ever consider directing Pitt in a film? She replied, "I don't know what that is like for relationships."
Jolie also talked about sharing the film with former President Bill Clinton. The actress/director said, "Bill Clinton has to be aware it's coming out because of his history with the region. We showed [the film] to a lot of ambassadors, a lot of people who are directly named in the film, out of a responsibility, because they will be asked about it also."
Jerry then showed Angelina her recent cover of The Hollywood Reporter, with "Kung Fu Panda" director Jennifer Yuh. Jolie smiled, "She's a wonderful woman. She directed all the 'Kung Fu Pandas' and she's the most successful female director maybe in the world today. She's a sweetheart, so balanced, lovely."
And what did Jolie think of Brad Pitt's villainous short film on the New York Times "Touch of Evil" video gallery? "That's cute." Watch it here!
"In the Land of Blood and Honey" opens in theaters December 23.