It might be one of her best interviews to date, with a comprehensive look at not only the movie, but of the woman behind the lens herself.
Angelina Jolie sat down with Newsweek while in Bosnia making her directorial debut and shared with the reporter her process in approaching her endeavour. To hear her speak about the project with such passion is one thing, but to hear how she sat in a room with this reporter, drinking and having a merry time for eight hours is another. Sometimes, we forget that people like herself need time to relax and be normal themselves - as normal as it is to spend 8 hours talking about a movie that you yourself made!
On working In Bosnia:
“When I go somewhere, I am always willing to learn about it. I get briefings, I read books, I talk to people,” she said. “But mainly I try to go somewhere to bring awareness, to come home and pick up the phone and call someone and try to get something done.”
On being a hands-on director:
“I wasn’t afraid to ask the DP [director of photography]. And I listened to my cast, most of whom lived through the war. I listened to their stories and tried to incorporate it into the work.”
On prepping for the film:
“[I] read a lot of books about the war. I talked to a lot of people, I watched, I listened. I just wanted to tell the real story.” She repeated what she has said several times: “I wanted to be respectful of people. [If I did not know something,] I asked.”
It's some really dark subject matter, but we're VERY interested in seeing what she does with it. Leave it to Angie to go lofty on her first time out, right?
Are U thinking of going to see her film?