Actress and busy mum Angelina Jolie “fell hard” for Brad Pitt on the set of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” but reveals in a shocking interview for Vogue that she didn’t chase Pitt just because he was married to his, at the time, “best friend,” Jennifer Aniston, Jolie said in an ultra revealing interview.
In her first interview where she reveals the mechanics of how it all went down, as Aniston lost her husband to the sultry siren, Jolie tells about life as half of the world’s most observered couple. Jolie tells Vogue magazine she never intended to ruin Pitt’s marriage to actress Jennifer Aniston, it just happened.
“I didn’t know much about exactly where Brad was in his personal life [when they met on set of “Mr. & Mrs.Smith”]. But it was clear he was with his best friend, someone he loves and respects,” Jolie said in a revealing interview in Vogue’s January issue.”…and so we were both living, I suppose, very full lives.”
Jolie claims she was fully committed to living life as a single mum when she was cast with Pitt in the action romance film.
“Brad was a huge surprise to me,” said Jolie. “I, like most people, had a very distant impression of him from . . . the media. “I think we were the last two people who were looking for a relationship. I certainly wasn’t,” Jolie said. “I was quite content to be a single mom.”
The New York Post reports that Jolie “was thrilled working with Pitt every day while shooting “Smith” in 2003 and 2004.”
“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,’ ” she said in Vogue’s January issue.
“Whether it was shooting a scene or arguing about a scene or gun practice or dance class or doing stunts – 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.”
As the film progressed, Jolie’s interest in being more than professional castmates ventured into lustful yearnings.
“And 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,” Jolie said to Vogue magazine. “And both knowing that the reality of that was a big thing, something that was going to take a lot of serious consideration.”
Jolie then denies she and Brad were anything serious until he announced his breakup with Aniston.
Insiders tell the New York Post’s David Li it was simply “not true,” and that Pitt and Aniston filed for divorce that spring “amid rampant reports that the Hollywood hunk had his eye on Jolie the whole time.”
Jolie couches her language in the Vogue interview carefully regarding the timing aspect of exactly when they started physically seeing each other, and claimes their initial hook up to Vogue was: “Not as exciting as what a lot of people would like to believe,” Jolie said. “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.”
Jolie mentions in the Vogue interview that she met Aniston and is open to sit down an chat with her.
“I did [once meet Aniston], but it was not a proper meeting. We’ve, like, passed each other and said ‘hi’ briefly, shook hands. But not a real sit-down-and-talk kind of meeting,” Jolie said to Vogue magazine.
Jolie still is coy about marriage plans to Pitt.
“We both have been married before, so it’s not marriage that’s necessarily kept some people together. We are legally bound to our children, not to each other, and I think that’s the most important thing,” she said to Vogue magazine..
The Post’s David Li reports that Jolie has been estranged from dad Jon Voight for five years. Her ailing mother Marcheline Bertrand resides in a hospice in Los Angeles.
Jolie admits in the interview she is adverse to physical displays of affection, except when it comes to her expanding brood.
“I’m committed to the future now,” Jolie said in the Vogue interview. “I’m committed to life. I think definitely before my son, I was a little nihilistic. But once I adopted Mad [Maddox], I knew I was never going to be intentionally self-destructive again.”
Vogue’s interview on Jolie includes artwork by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Jolie has recently wrapped “A Mighty Heart” playing the wife of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl. The Post’s David Li reports that it was a role Aniston allegedly had her sights on.
Jolie talks extensively about how her family came to be, with son Maddox spontaneously involving Pitt into the familial mix. “One day, Maddox “just out of the blue called him Dad,” she said. “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,” she said to Vogue.
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