Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie look happier than ever at By The Sea screening in New York
Published 04/11/2015 | 09:21
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are making sure By The Sea is the movie on everyone's lips.
The pair will feature in their second film together, after first meeting on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith in 2004, in their 10-year relationship and they've been busy on the promotional trail.
As they prepare for a spate of joint red carpet appearances, they kicked off their week yesterday with an interview hosted by the Director's Guild of America as Angelina goes behind the camera in her latest film.
The couple recently gave a rare joint interview to The Today Show, where they discussed everything from Jolie's decision to have a double mastectomy and ovaries removed to how they raise their six children.
The Oscar-winning actress revealed she was encouraged by her late mother Marcheline Bertran, who died at 56 after a lengthy battle with ovarian cancer, to have her ovaries removed.
"We had some of the same nurses, some of the same doctors,'' the actress explained.
"So, the doctor that did my ovary surgery was my mother's doctor. And apparently my mother had said to her, 'Promise me you will take Angie's ovaries out.' So when we kind of got together, we both had a big cry, and she said, 'I promised your mother, and I gotta do this.'''
It prompted her to experience early menopause.
"Every woman is different when they go through menopause, and...I didn't know emotionally how I would feel,'' she said. "I knew the breast would be a bigger surgery and physically changing. The ovaries is more, your hormones changing and your emotions changing, but it's different. You feel different."
"I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where I was gonna feel less of a woman because my husband wasn't gonna let that happen,'' Jolie said. "To face these issues together and speak about them and talk about what it is to be human, I think can be a beautiful thing."