“Perfectly Awesome!” is how she’s described on the cover, and with a face like that, who are we to disagree? In an interview with VF’s Janine Di Giovanni, Angelina gets unusually candid: Talking through tears about the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner-turned-WWII hero and the subject of “Unbroken,” describing her kids’ contribution to her surprise August nuptials (it was more than just the dress), and making an interesting declaration about a future in politics. Check out the highlights below:
On her new title as Mrs. Brad Pitt: “It does feel different. It feels nice to be husband and wife.”
On the vows their kids’ wrote for them: “They did not expect us never to fight, but they made us promise to always say, ‘Sorry,’ if we do. So they said, ‘Do you?,’ and we said, ‘We do!’ ”
On whether a career in politics is in her future: “When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered. Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility. But I honestly don’t know in what role I would be more useful—I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that [could] make it less possible.”
However, her statements may have been premature. In a later meeting with Di Giovanni, she’s asked point-blank if she sees herself pursuing a life in politics, diplomacy, or public service. Jolie responds, “I am open.”
On showing parts of her film “Unbroken” to the man whose story its based on: “It was an extremely moving experience. To watch someone watching their own life . . . someone so physically strong . . . and they are at the stage where their body is giving up.”
On “By The Sea,” a film she’s preparing to direct and star with Brad Pitt: “A few friends asked if we were crazy . . . [A film about] a married couple going through some difficulties . . . and I’m directing him.”
You can read Angelina’s full interview when the issue hits newsstands later this month.