Tonight was the UK premiere of Unbroken. Angelina wore white. With a mini-cape. I wish she'd gotten more creative with the footwear but, then again, it's not supposed to be about "fashion" with her. On this night, Angelina Jolie is a filmmaker, a crusader, and a friend to military personnel. She wore a poppy to commerate the fallen and posed with servicemen who'd been invited to join her at the event. Look. They're delighted with her. And she's delighted with them.
So, no, Brad Pitt didn't need to be there. It was actually more effective that he wasn't. Because this way it's one woman, one star, and all the heroes surrounding her. A powerful visual, non?