Wednesday 21 March 2018

Angelina Jolie: I had a meltdown

Angelina Jolie said she broke down in tears in the shower
Angelina Jolie said she broke down in tears in the shower

Angelina Jolie has admitted she had an "emotional breakdown" while she was shooting her directorial debut.

The Hollywood A-lister revealed her partner Brad Pitt found her sobbing in the shower while she was making In The Land Of Blood And Honey, which is up for a Golden Globe this weekend.

The 36-year-old Salt star said during a live video web chat with Marie Claire: "I had a complete emotional breakdown in the shower and Brad found me crying. I felt this huge responsibility and I felt very small. 'Who am I to take this on?' I had a complete meltdown."

Angelina, who has a brood of six children with Tree Of Life actor Brad, said becoming a director wasn't part of her plan but the story - a romance set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war - was one she really wanted to tell.

"I just wanted to tell this story and I ended up by default being the director," she said.

She added: "I didn't plan to become a director, and I still have trouble saying I'm a director."

In The Land Of Blood And Honey - which Angelina also wrote - has been nominated in the Best Foreign Language category at the Golden Globes.

It has been reported that Angelina and Brad will also be presenting a gong at the glitzy ceremony on Sunday.

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