“We had met working together and we worked together well,” she said. “I wanted us to do some serious work together. I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate.”
The couple met in 2004 on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith. They went on to both star in the 2015 film By the Sea, which Jolie also directed.
“In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things,” she continued. “But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn’t because of the film.
She also spoke about the personal difficulties she’d faced during their 12 year relationship. “Over the span of that decade, I did lose my mother. I did have my mastectomy, and I did then have an ovarian cancer scare and have that surgery as well, and other things of course that happened in life that you go through.
“A piece of art can be something that’s healing or something that’s difficult. I don’t know. I’m glad we did that film because we did explore something together. Whatever it was maybe it didn’t solve certain things, but we did communicate something that needed to be communicated to each other.”
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