During a live video web chat with Marie Claire, Angelina Jolie revealed that she had a “complete meltdown” recently and that Brad Pitt found her crying in the shower.
When we heard that, several theories came to mind:
- She was devastated by the plight of refugees
- Jennifer Aniston is pining for Brad again
- Angelina Jolie is pregnant for reals
Turns out it was something much simpler: Nerves.
Before production began on her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey, she felt the task was too daunting: “I thought, ‘Who am I to take this on?'”
“I had a complete emotional breakdown in the shower and Brad [Pitt] found me crying,” Jolie revealed. “I felt this huge responsibility and I felt very small.”
“I didn’t plan to become a director, and I still have trouble saying I’m a director. I just wanted to tell this story and I ended up by default being the director.”
“It was a pleasure, to say the least, but I wonder if it would be a pleasure with another cast and crew, and a subject matter that wasn’t so special.”
Jolie’s film is nominated for a Golden Globe.