Angelina Jolie Recalls 'Meltdown' While Directing 'Blood and Honey'
During Angelina Jolie's live video webchat, she revealed she had a "complete meltdown" while directing "In the Land of Blood and Honey."
Jolie recalled, "I had a complete emotional breakdown in the shower and Brad found me crying. I felt this huge responsibility and I felt very small, and who am I to take this on? I had a complete meltdown."
Angelina also wrote the dramatic love story, which takes place during the '90s Bosnian War. Humanitarian Jolie wanted to tell the tale in order to raise awareness, saying she was captivated by the heart-wrenching stories of the citizens of Bosnia living through the war.
The 36-year-old noted that the filmmaking process "was a pleasure, but I wonder if it would be a pleasure with another cast and crew, and a subject matter that wasn't so special." Jolie's hard work has paid off; the film was nominated for a Golden Globe.
Jolie also spoke about the valuable lessons she passes on to her six children. "I want my children to be aware of the world around them and have respect for people around the world. From the nature and the makeup of my family, they learn a lot from each other. They don't see this divide, which is dangerous."
Angelina Jolie Facts
One of Angelina's nicknames is Catwoman.
Angelina married actor Jonny Lee Miller in a black leather pants and a white shirt, on which she painted her husband's name in her own blood (across the back).
Her first tattoo is a dragon, a Japanese symbol for death. She also has a tattoo of the Tennessee Williams quote, "A prayer for the wild at heart, kept in cages" on her left forearm.She has the longitudes and latitudes of her kids' birthplaces tattooed on her arm, along with the birthplace of her significant other, Brad Pitt.
In 2003, Angie was first recipient of the Citizen of the World Award from the UN's Correspondents' Association for her work as a goodwill ambassador with the UNHCR.
During her second marriage to actor Billy Bob Thornton, the spouses each wore a vial of the other's blood around their necks.
Angelina is left-handed and therefore had to have guns specially made so that she could reload them easily for "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider."
Brad Pitt, Jolie's current love and baby daddy once said, "Angelina and I do not fight anymore. What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of Angelina's mother Marcheline Bertrand last year, is that there's going to come a time when I'm not going to get to be with this person anymore. I'm not going to get to be with my children anymore. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now. I don't want to waste time being angry at someone I love."
Angelina began modeling at age 14. She eventually played real-life supermodel Gia Carangi in the HBO biopic "Gia," Jolie's first breakthrough role.
Actress Jacqueline Bisset and Maximilian Schell are Angelina's godparents [pictured here with Bisset and her mother, Marcheline Bertrand].
Growing up, Angelina wanted to be a funeral director.
Fascination with Knives
"You're young, you're drunk, you're in bed, you have knives; shit happens."
Jolie was two months pregnant with twins Knox and Vivienne when she completed filming on Clint Eastwood's "Changeling."