Angelina hoped that working together would strengthen their communication but there was a “heaviness” that carried on.
Angelina Jolie thought working alongside her now ex-husband Brad Pitt on the film By The Sea would help save their marriage.
The couple met while working on Mr & Mrs Smith in 2005 but didn’t work together on screen again until the 2015 film which was all about a marriage in crisis.
“We had met working together and we worked together well,” Angelina told The Hollywood Reporter’s podcast, Awards Chatter.
Angelina Jolie hoped working with Brad Pitt would help save their marriage. Source: Universal Pictures
“I wanted us to do some serious work together … I thought it would be a good way for us to communicate.”
But Angelina admitted working on the film didn’t exactly strengthen their communication.
“In some ways it was, and in some ways we learned some things,” she said.
“But there was a heaviness probably during that situation that carried on and it wasn’t because of the film,” she explained.
“It was something that we were dealing [with] … things happen for different reasons, and things … why did I write that exact piece? Why did we feel that way when we made it? I’m not sure,” she said.
The actress admitted working on the film didn’t help. Source: AFP
“A piece of art can be something that’s healing or something that’s difficult,” added Jolie.
“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,” she said.
The couple shares six children together and Angelina explained she had a difficult time in the 10 years after they first got together.
“Over the span of that decade, I did lose my mother,” she said, “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.”
Angelina filed for divorce from Brad in 2016 after two years of marriage and 10 years together. Source: Getty
Angelina filed for divorce from Brad in September 2016 after two years of marriage and it was the biggest celebrity split of the year.
During the promotional tour her latest directorial project, First They Killed My Father, Angelina spoke about the difficulties of divorce.
“Sometimes maybe it appears I am pulling it all together. But really I am just trying to get through my days,” she said.
“I don’t enjoy being single. It’s not something I wanted,” she said in an interview with The Telegraph.
“There are no upsides, there’s nothing nice about it. It’s just hard.”