Hollywood star and worldwide known philanthropist Angelina Jolie Pitt graces the cover of Vogue magazine US November 2015 issue. Photographed under the lens of Annie Leibovitz, for the cover image she posed wearing cozy Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane sweater from their Fall 2015 collection. The 40-year-old Oscar winner has an elegant style which reflects the life she leads as mother, actress, director and activist.
Editorial “Rebel with a cause” brings a story about her family and her new movie “By the Sea” which follows the story about an American writer named Roland (Pitt) and his wife, Vanessa (Jolie-Pitt), who arrive in a tranquil and picturesque seaside resort in 1970s France, their marriage in apparent crisis. As they spend time with fellow travelers, including young newlyweds Lea (Mélanie Laurent) and François (Melvil Poupaud), and village locals Michel (Niels Arestrup) and Patrice (Richard Bohringer), the couple begins to come to terms with unresolved issues in their own lives. “By the Sea” hits theaters on November 13. The film was written, directed, and produced by Angelina.
Here are the most interesting parts from the Vogue interview with Angelina:
On her marriage: “Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters were even remotely close to our problems we couldn’t have made the film… As artists we wanted something that took us out of our comfort zones. Just being raw actors. It’s not the safest idea. But life is short.”
On her double mastectomy surgeries: “It’s hard. They are not easy surgeries. The ovaries are an easy surgery, but the hormone changes”—she laughs, nods her head—“interesting. We did joke that I had my Monday edit. Tuesday surgery. Wednesday go into menopause. Thursday come back to edit, a little funky with my steps.”
On going through menopause: “I feel grounded as a woman. I know others do too. Both of the women in my family, 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.”
Images: Vogue.com; Fashion Spot