Earlier today, Angelina Jolie discussed the difficulties of playing Mariane Pearl while pregnant in her new film, A Mighty Heart, comparing her pregnancy experience to Mariane’s. In a two-part interview airing Wednesday (on Today, 7:30 am and Dateline, 10 pm), Angelina describes how the image of Mariane and Adam Pearl stayed with her, even after the birth of Shiloh Nouvel, now 11 months.
What [Danny's death] took away from this time in their life, this is the happiesttime in their life. And what that must be. I just can’t imagine. Ithought about that when I was breastfeeding. I thought about that allthrough kind of the birth of…that haunted me and when I wassitting here quiet, I would think, ‘God, just a few months after, whatis that like? What is that like?’
Angelina also addressed the constant tabloid rumors about herself and her family, saying,
I know there’s a cycle of certain things that they keeprewriting or whatever, but I can assume things are made up…There’s nothingI have to hide or defend. You know, I’m gonna live my life. And thereare gonna be times when people wanna try to attack me and I don’t knowwhy, but they will. And that’s okay. There are other things I’m more concerned about. My kids are healthy.I have a lot I want to do in this world. Before I do, I wanna do a lotof things as a woman, as a mom, and that’s my focus. At the end of theday, I’m gonna be dead…and what people say about me is gonna be whatI accomplished and what I did in my life and how my children are.
I have always been honest about who I am, and I’ve alwaysbeen very outspoken to press. I think people have heard a lot from me over the years. [laughs] People wanna believe negative things, they will. And I can’t helpthat.