Angelina Jolie on meeting Brad: ‘I don’t walk away from it when something unfolds’

I’m not sure what all of this is about, but it’s always nice to hear from The Leg of Doom. I’ve missed her! Haven’t you missed her? Angelina Jolie was everywhere a year ago – Brad was nominated for a bunch of awards and she was “the date” plus she was promoting In the Land of Blood and Honey, plus she didn’t mind when the paparazzi got nice shots of her and the kids. And nowadays… there’s such an absence! I miss her. Anyway, Angelina might have given a new interview to Total Film Magazine – I don’t think TF is in the habit of completely making up interviews, but you never know. Angelina talks about directing, her kids, and how she got with Brad. Maybe I’m clinging to this because there’s been such a dearth of quality Jolie-Pitt stories, but I think this interview is pretty good:

Angelina Jolie, she of The Leg, doesn’t let her overwhelming fame go to her head. In an interview with Total Film magazine the 37-year-old stunner opened up about her and fiance Brad Pitt’s lifestyle.

“The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you’re the person who takes them to go poop!” Jolie told interviewer James Mottram.

The Jolie-Pitt clan consists of the two A-listers and their six children: Maddox, Pax, Zahara, Shiloh and twins Knox and Vivienne. Despite being known worldwide, Jolie insists ”we have a very normal, very grounded home. And we’re friends, and we have a laugh with our kids.”

How do they deal with the swarms of paparazzi waiting on their every move? “We just explain to our kids that people like to take pictures of people who make movies. And that’s all it is. It’s not anything special about mommy and daddy – we just happen to make movies.”

On that note, Jolie also talked about “In the Land of Blood and Honey,” her film set in the Bosnian War and the first she’s ever directed.

“I didn’t set out to ever become a director or write a script. I was never intending to make a film,” the Academy Award-winning actress told the magazine. “I’ve been traveling for over 10 years to these conflict and post-conflict zones, and thinking about what happens to people when they live inside these situations, and how their humanity is just stripped apart … So I wanted to have a meditation on what this is and how people who are neighbours can turn against each other.”

On fame: “I don’t think [actors need a mystique surrounding their private life]. You know the actor. You’ve seen them at award shows, you’ve seen them at premieres dressed up. So whether they share or not, their cover is already blown.”

On her roles: “I do feel that’s very much what a woman is, that combination [of very strong but also very feminine], and I think interesting roles do have that combination – more complex people have that dual side to their personality.”

On being labeled sexy: “I’m a woman, and anytime you tell a woman that she looks nice, it’s not going to upset her.”

On “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” bringing her and Brad together: “Yes, we do talk about that. We look around at our kids. I’m not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate but I don’t walk away from it when something unfolds.”

[From HuffPo]

“I’m not somebody that thinks about destiny and fate but I don’t walk away from it when something unfolds…” Hunh. That’s an interesting way to say it… their relationship “unfolded”. Discuss! As for the poop quote – that was very un-Angelina, right?

Speaking of unfolding, Star Magazine reports this week that Angelina is pregnant again. Yeah… it’s Star. That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if they went for one more (or two more). A source tells Star, “Angelina has been talking about having another child for years now… But Brad kept putting his foot down because of their intense schedules and chaotic lifestyle.” So Angelina just went ahead and got knocked up and Brad cried about it and now Angelina is purposefully staying out of the spotlight because she doesn’t want people to know she’s knocked up. The source says, “She had morning sickness and didn’t want to draw attention to herself in public. She’s focusing on the other children right now, trying to prepare them for the new baby.” Angelina and Brad are convinced that she’s expecting a boy, and Shiloh says that they’ll need to name him “John” (because that’s what Shiloh calls herself).

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet.

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Sundance spotting: Dakota Fanning and a fuzzy Peter Sarsgaard at “Very Good Girls” dinner

Sundance spotting: Dakota Fanning and a fuzzy Peter Sarsgaard at “Very Good Girls” dinner

Actress Dakota Fanning and a bearded Peter Sarsgaard attended the Very Good Girls Dinner Hosted by Michael Stars and Luminara at the Sundance Film Festival. The cast of the movie got together for an intimate dinner by Mulberry Project Executive Chef, Carmine Di Giovanni at the star-studded bash that was hosted by the women’s contemporary line Michael Stars in conjunction with the flameless candle company Luminara.

Even though the film’s other star, Elizabeth Olsen, wasn’t at the event, her rumored beau and co-star Boyd Holbrook was in attendance, as was director Naomi Foner — who happens to be the mother of sibling actor duo Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Sarsgaard is also married to Maggie Gyllenhaal, although she wasn’t seen at the dinner. Guests at the event sipped on Mulberry Project bespoke cocktails and walked away with Michael Stars knit hats, scarves and cozy sweaters as well as flameless candles from Luminara.

Daniel Day-Lewis is not some ‘lonely, strange figure going about an unholy business’

Everyone seemed to enjoy those photos of Daniel Day Lewis last week, so let’s try to do it again! These are some assorted photos of DDL in Italy, Paris and Dublin, Ireland over the past four days or so. Much has been made of Daniel’s performance in Lincoln and whether or not he’ll win his third Oscar for the role, but I think it’s interesting that DDL seems to be okay with campaigning for the Oscar this time around. I guess he campaigned in 2008 as well? That was when he won for There Will Be Blood. I kind of like DDL’s style of Oscar campaigning – he’s not getting in people’s faces, he’s not doing 20 million interviews, but he’s being low-key and gentlemanly and shaking everybody’s hand. I wonder… is his campaign different because he’s a man? Or is it different because he’s Daniel Day Lewis?

I wouldn’t hate it if Daniel won his third Oscar for Lincoln – I saw the movie, and at various times, it truly felt like I was watching archival footage of Abraham Lincoln. It’s Daniel’s award to lose, I think, but I would love it if Hugh Jackman won. I think Hugh is Daniel’s only real competition (sorry Bradley Cooper). Anyway, speaking of Oscar campaigns and the like, Daniel wants us to know that he’s ONE OF US. He says he doesn’t mean to come off as mysterious or anything. He’s just a normal guy!

Daniel Day-Lewis had no intention to create an ”air of mystery” surrounding him. The 55-year-old actor is known for his extreme mental and physical preparation for each film he stars in and while he has been labeled as secretive, The ‘Lincoln’ star insists the reason he focuses so much on every role is because he finds embodying a new character a ”huge pleasure of discovery”.

He explained: ”I didn’t go looking for that [mystery tag], it was not my intention to create a specious air of mystery about what I do. But what’s misrepresented is the fact I take a long time [preparing for each character] because I enjoy the work and it pleases me to take time over it.”

”It’s pure joy. It’s a huge pleasure in discovery. It’s a game, and I’ve never thought to obscure that fact. But that image persists of some sort of lonely, strange figure going about an unholy business.”

Daniel has sworn never to reveal his training secrets but he worries people’s gossip will turn the reliable methods into something resembling a ”Satanic ritual”, rather than appreciating his hard work.

He added to Time Out magazine: ”I’ve been reluctant to talk about how I work because I don’t feel one should talk about it. But the problem is a lot of other people then talk about it and by a process of Chinese whispers it sounds like some strange Satanic ritual is taking place, with the whole thing about immersion and the method and the weight of those terms.”

[From Contact Music]

GAH, I love the way he speaks. Like, I adore his turn of phrase – “that image persists of some sort of lonely, strange figure going about an unholy business” is a good turn of phrase. As is “create a specious air of mystery.” Daniel might lose the Oscar, but he’s won something more important: my biscuit.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet.

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