Angelina Jolie Pitt talks family, philanthropy, and honeymooning with Brad on the cover of Vogue this month. But what we’re really interested in is her new movie, By the Sea, which she wrote, directed, produced, starred in, and cast her husband as the male lead. “This is the only film I’ve done that is completely based on my own crazy mind,” everyone’s favorite former rebel reveals.


Here are our five favorite quotes from the story:

She and Brad joked about what a bad idea making By the Sea would be.
“We even called it ‘the worst idea’…it’s not the safest idea. But life is short.”

It’s not autobiographical.
“Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters’ were even remotely close to our problems we couldn’t have made the film.”

The kids are homeschooled, but the whole family travels together.
“The boys know they’re from Southeast Asia, and they have their food and their music and their friends, and they have a pride particular to them. But I want them to be just as interested in the history of their sisters’ countries and Mommy’s country.”

After going through menopause, she feels “grounded as a woman.”
“My mother and my grandmother started dying in their 40s. I’m 40. I can’t wait to hit 50 and know I made it.”

She doesn’t see herself acting forever.
“Maybe in the next few years I’ll finish being in front of the camera. I’ll be happier behind it.”

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