Angelina Jolie may be one of the biggest actresses of our generation, but that doesn’t mean she’s immune from insecurities and doubts. In fact, during a live video web chat with Marie Claire on Thursday, the actress-turned-director revealed that she had a “complete meltdown” before production began on her directorial debut, In the Land of Blood and Honey. In fact, it even got so bad that her boyfriend Brad Pitt even found her crying in the shower.
The star explained that she felt under a lot of pressure to do the storyline justice and said, “I had a complete emotional breakdown in the shower and Brad [Pitt] found me crying. I felt this huge responsibility and I felt very small. ‘Who am I to take this on?'” And even in light of the film’s debut, Jolie admits she’s still somewhat uncomfortable with her sudden career change, saying, “I didn’t plan to become a director, and I still have trouble saying I’m a director.” She goes on to say, “I just wanted to tell this story and I ended up by default being the director,” adding, “It was a pleasure, but I wonder if it would be a pleasure with another cast and crew, and a subject matter that wasn’t so special.”
However, it seems like the Oscar winner’s worries are for naught. The film is already nominated for a Golden Globe and it may pick up some honors at the Oscars as well. Looks like her career in directing could become just as successful as her career in acting.
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Source: Marie Claire, US