Angelina Jolie got the flu, was quarantined for two days in an attic in France, and wrote her first script, a film about the Bosnian war. Brad Pitt’s reaction when she gave it to him: “You know, honey, it’s not that bad,” she tells Vanity Fair. She ended up also directing In the Land of Blood and Honey, making it both her screenwriting and her feature directorial debut, and she says Pitt is now concerned that “I’m going to be a nightmare” on future sets and “impatient with directors” since she had such a good experience.
“I already am” impatient, she admits. “I get impatient with people working on a film that have their head in their hands like it’s the most complicated thing in the world.” She adds that Pitt offered advice throughout filming, and that, “like any woman, I would listen to most of it and fight a few things.” Of course, Jolie didn’t just talk about the movie; she also denied reports of a “secret wedding,” a pregnancy, and an impending adoption. Click for more from the interview.