Angelina: Biggest Moment With Brad Wasn't Marriage
Adoption was a much bigger deal, while wedding 'was just a nice thing'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 5, 2015 11:16 AM CST
Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt attend the WSJ Magazine Innovator Awards 2015 at The Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Getting married to Brad Pitt in France "was just a nice thing," but there was a day in their relationship that was much more meaningful, Angelina Jolie tells the New York Times while promoting her and Brad's new movie together, By the Sea. "For me, the big moment was when [we] signed the [joint adoption] papers for Maddox and Zahara," Jolie says. "That was a decision to parent together, to commit to being a part of each other’s lives for the rest of my life. So [marriage] wasn’t close in comparison. In a way, it was very casual." As for that marriage, though, she notes that though the ceremony was in France, "we had to do things legally in California," and those things happened while they were working on the film together.

"The judge came in, this lovely guy, and at some point, Brad said, 'Shouldn’t we be standing up?' The judge said, 'No.' Then suddenly we realized we were married, in the most unceremonial way possible." Jolie also discusses those leaked Sony emails in which later-fired Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin talked about her not-so-nicely. It seems Pascal was right when she said Angie wasn't bothered: "Honestly, my first instinct was that I was worried about Amy," Jolie says. "I had someone call her and ask if she was OK. Not because I’m a saint, but because I think we have to look at the bigger picture." (Read the full interview, or click to see what Brad has to say about having his wife as his boss.)