Sunday, January 20, 2008

Angelina Jolie's experience of playing Mariane Pearl

Angelina Jolie picture
Angelina Jolie

Newsweek magazine has the positive thinking that there will be Oscars despite of
current writers’ strike. For this matter, they group together some of the actors they feel are likely contenders for Oscar nominations, got them in one room, and did a round-table discussion.

Among those who present were Angelina Jolie, Daniel Day-Lewis, George Clooney, James McAvoy, Marion Cotillard, and Ellen Page.

An excerpt - they asked Angelina Jolie about the experience of playing Mariane Pearl:

"I looked face to face at the person I had been playing. And I continue to see her. Our kids still play together. So it was very odd. But she’s just the most wonderful woman, and there was some kind of kinship that I felt with her. I really truly love her, and I can say that because I do know her. That actually made me terribly nervous. It was the first film where I didn’t sleep the night before we started shooting. That night, she and her son came by to say hello to everybody, to say good luck before they left. Adam talked about his dad, and I realized that when this little boy grows up, this whole film–whatever the critics say, whatever anybody says-is going to be his re-enactment of how much his parents loved each other and how upset his mother was when this happened. So as an actor it certainly filled me with as many tools and emotions as I needed, because it was so real. But as her friend I was very, very scared. I was very relieved when she felt we had done it right."



AnOldieButAGoodie said...

I like her growth as an actress

Kevin Lucas said...

Nice dress i like her