Tuesday, December 12, 2006
The juicy details we've all been waiting for about their courtship finally appear in the latest Vogue magazine. Here's the excerpt from people.com:
For the first time, Angelina Jolie has described what happened between her and Brad Pitt on the set of Mr. & Mrs. Smith – and she insists she never had any intention of breaking up his marriage to Jennifer Aniston. When she first met her costar on the set of the thriller in 2003, "I didn't know much about exactly where Brad was in his personal life," Jolie, 31, says in the January issue of Vogue, according to excerpts published in the New York Post. "But it was clear he was with his best friend, someone he loves and respects. "And so we were both living, I suppose, very full lives. … I think we were the last two people who were looking for a relationship. I certainly wasn't. I was quite content to be a single mom."
But "Brad was a huge surprise to me. I, like most people, had a very distant impression of him from … the media," she says. "Because of the film, we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things, and I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, 'God, I can't wait to get to work.' … Anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork. We just became kind of a pair."
They didn't start thinking about a relationship right away, she says. "It took until, really, the end of the shoot for us, I think, to realize that it might mean something more than we'd earlier allowed ourselves to believe. And both knowing that the reality of that was a big thing, something that was going to take a lot of serious consideration." The two remained "very, very good friends" from the time the movie wrapped in 2004 until after Pitt and Aniston announced their separation in January 2005, Jolie says. Jolie says that the time she spent getting to know Pitt before his split was "not as exciting as what a lot of people would like to believe. We spent a lot of time contemplating and thinking and talking about what we both wanted in life and realized that we wanted very, very similar things. "And then we just continued to take time. We remained very, very good friends – with this realization – for a long time," she says.
"And then life developed in a way where we could be together, where it felt like something we would do, we should do." In fact, it was her son, Madddox, now 5, who helped seal the deal. (Jolie and Pitt are also parents to Zahara, 23 months, and Shiloh, 6 months.) One day, Maddox "just out of the blue called him Dad," says Jolie. "It was amazing. We were playing with cars on the floor of a hotel room, and we both heard it and didn't say anything and just looked at each other. So that was probably the most defining moment, when he decided that we would all be a family."
Jolie also says she'd be willing to meet with Aniston, but "That would be her decision, and I would welcome it." Pitt has said he and Jolie would not wed until all couples can legally marry, and Jolie agrees that tying the knot is not a priority. "We both have been married before, so it's not marriage that's necessarily kept some people together," she says. "We are legally bound to our children, not to each other, and I think that's the most important thing."
The actress tells the latest W magazine a few tidbits about her first breakup from Jude Law (when she found out he was sleeping with his nanny). "There were times when I felt like it was all just too much to deal with," she recalls, declining to share the details. (Miller admits that she's tried therapy, but after angrily calling the therapist a "cow" in response to a particularly difficult question in the first session, she was told she was still in trauma and not ready for analysis. She has not been back since.) The media, Miller adds, "is just a bigger animal than I will ever be. It just becomes this soap opera. And I guess I had a pretty good few episodes."
Understatement of the year.
Understatement of the year.
"It wasn't that long ago that I was sleeping until noon and not doing anything all day. Literally nothing. And now my life's not going to be like that again. I think about it when I go out with my friends for a night and, you know, 10 or 11 o'clock rolls around, and I look around the table and think, 'Wow, I'm the only person here who has a kid, I'm the only person who has to go home now to get up by six to function for the rest of the day. "
Thanks for Perez for the pictures which came from Hello magazine during a recent trip to Cambodia. Angelina needs to gain a little- she is looking malnourished. In other news- in Vogue magazine Angelina comes clean about how her relationship with Brad Pitt started. It sounds like Brad fell in love with her while married to Jennifer Aniston although she doesn't say as much. Here is a recap from People magazine: http://people.aol.com/people/article/0,26334,1568871,00.html
Again- we're going to have to assume that she is not wearing one of her mother's designs. The LA Times is reporting some controversy over Beyonce's new movie "Dreamgirls" because it does not include a role for Jennifer Holliday who originally starred as Effie in Dreamgirls on the stage. Holliday was also miffed that she was not invited to attend the premiere of the movie. The only original cast member of Dreamgirls that has a part in the film version is Loretta Devine.