Angelina Jolie called her marriage to Brad Pitt “stable” one year before she announced their divorce.
In 2015, Angelina Jolie and Pitt starred in By the Sea. The film centers on Vanessa (Jolie) and Roland (Pitt), a married couple who isn’t on speaking terms.
The couple drives to a coastal hotel in France, where Ronald attempts to write a new story. In the movie, Vanessa and Roland struggle to fix a lot of the issues.
Angelina Jolie comments on her marriage to Brad Pitt
While promoting the film, Jolie and Pitt sat down for an interview with Today. Tom Brokaw asked Jolie if it was hard to portray the role of a woman who has problems in her marriage to Pitt is one of the most secure relationships in Hollywood.
“I don’t want to give away too much about the film By the Sea but I think a lot of your fans… are going to be a little surprised by some things. Here, you have one of the most secure marriages in Hollywood and this is about the two of you in a deeply troubled marriage. Was this a big risk on your part?” Brokaw asked Jolie.
“Well, I think… one, I’m counting on the audience to know that if it was close to us at all, we could never make this film. It’s because we’re actually very, very stable these aren’t our issues,” Angelina Jolie said.
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt’s inside joke about their marriage
During the interview, Jolie also hinted about wanting her marriage to Pitt to last for years.
By the Sea happened to be the former’s couple second movie after they starred in Mr. & Mrs. Smith in 2005. Pitt acknowledged the fact that both films are very different from one another.
Jolie revealed that she and Pitt would oftentimes compare the movies to their marriage.
“We were joking at one point, saying, this is gonna be the beginning and this is 10 years later. This is what 10 years of marriage will do to you,” Jolie said while laughing with Pitt.
The actress announces their divorce
At the time of the interview, Pitt and Jolie have only been married for a year. And the A-listers shocked the world when they announced their divorce in 2016.
Shortly after, Jolie’s rep released another statement to People.
“Angelina Jolie-Pitt has filed for the dissolution of the marriage. This decision was made for the health of the family. She will not be commenting at this time and asks that the family be given their privacy during this difficult time,” the rep said.
Today, Angelina Jolie and Pitt, allegedly, have a cordial relationship.
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