Angelina Jolie covers the March 2012 issue of Australia’s Marie Claire magazine to discuss her directorial debut, In The Land Of Blood And Honey.
Of the movie, she wanted to honor the lives of those stories that she captured on film, but it sent her into panic mode a few times. She said, “For them, it was hard to revisit, but it was something they had the strength to do – a strength that I don’t know.”
She also spoke of the opportunity to work with other actresses. She said, “It was nice for me to play with other girls. I don’t really have girlfriends in movies, if you’ve ever noticed. Well, I have a few girlfriends. I just — I stay at home a lot. I’m just not very social. I don’t do a lot with them.”
She went on to discuss the movie’s real life events, in which the Serbian soldiers would have the older ladies disrobe in front of them, in order to humiliate them. She said, “I was so nervous. I must have gone up to them four times with the translator to say, ‘We are just going to do this once and we’ll get a genuine reaction. Please don’t think they are really laughing at you.’ I was such a mess!”
She said, “I told them they should go home to rest and they said, ‘Why? Did we not do a great job?’ I panicked and yet they were so professional.”
Have you seen her movie yet? If so, what were your thoughts?