You’ve seen the Vogue cover, some of the gorgeous inside shots, now little by little, the article details are emerging – an interview in which she agreed to be asked about her relationship, her personal life, and even Jennifer Aniston, sure to spark a sh-tload of debate over interpretation.
USA Today characterizes it as “coming clean”, but in reading the passages they’ve chosen to highlight, “coming clean” simply refers to Jolie’s description of Brad’s impact on her life, the friendship and chemistry while working together, along with a vaguely worded answer about their relationship, and whether or not they will legally marry. In other words – a perfect tease for the full article to round out the picture.
On Brad and their love:
“(We) found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened. I think a few months in I realized, God, I can"t wait to get to work. Whether it was shooting a scene or arguing about a scene or gun practice or dance class or doing stunts — anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork…Brad was a huge surprise to me. I, like most people, had a very distant impression of him from … the media. I am just as guilty! … We push each other to be better. Even if it"s just a better bike rider or a better pilot. We"re constantly in competition with each other. He"s somebody I admire based on the way he lives his life. And that"s why I"m with him. (He is) the person closest to me…(Long pause) life developed in a way where we could be together, and where it felt like something we would do, we should do."
"We are legally bound to our children, not to each other, and I think that"s the most important thing."
On the Maddox Factor:
"We left a lot of it up to Mad, and he took his time and then made the decision one day (when he called Brad) Dad.”
On caring for children, on having 3 of them already:
"We both saw (Zahara’s) picture in a file on the same day, and we both went to Ethiopia to see her, and we both had the same fear because she was sick at the time, and we both made the decision that no matter what, we were going to look after her…The day Shiloh came home … we looked around at three sleeping children and each other and thought, My God! Here we are! This is amazing! Couldn"t be happier! But …wow. We can"t even figure out how to get them all in the car."
On Jennifer Aniston:
"We"ve, like, passed each other and said "hi" briefly, shook hands. But not a real sit-down-and-talk kind of meeting. (Having a proper meeting) would be her decision, and I would welcome it."
Can you imagine?
Actually… I can’t. I can’t see Jennifer Aniston wanting to go there on her own. But I can totally see her going there with Courteney Cox. Sort of like a wingman situation except Courteney would do all the talking.
Still…who are we kidding? Won’t. Happen.
Anyway, the magazine comes out on Friday, but if you subscribe to Vogue and it arrives earlier, send me some scans? Thank you, love you, owe you.
PS. Barbara Walters 10 Most Fascinating - it"s tonight. The Pitts are #2. Who topped the Pitts?
You tell me.