“Brad and I have problems like any other couple,” Jolie, 40, told The Telegraph while promoting the pair’s upcoming film, By the Sea. “We have days when we drive each other absolutely mad, but the problems in the movie aren’t our specific problems.”
The drama — directed by the actress and starring both herself and Pitt — tells the story of a married couple and their trials and tribulations. The two previously starred in the 2005 film Mr. & Mrs. Smith together.
“When we first worked together it was very different because we didn’t really know each other and we were young, and it was really a fun film, so we thought maybe By the Sea was going to be that kind of fun, but realized very quickly that it wasn’t,” the mother of six said. “So it was challenging [this time], but we made a private pact that we were going to try to be as open and honest and emotive as possible and give to each other as much as we could and, succeed or fail, we would just lay it bare.”
The couple shot the movie in Malta shortly after their August 2014 wedding in France.
Pitt, 51, previously opened up to the Wall Street Journal about being directed by his wife, saying, “Being a couple, we have that shorthand that can be communicated in a look. Conversely, it means I knew immediately she felt a take stunk.”