Angelina Jolie‘s highly anticipated interview on CBS’s 60 Minutes last night (November 27th) saw the actress choke up when speaking of her late mother, Marcheline Bertrand, who passed away in 2007 after battling ovarian cancer.
“My mother was a full-time mother. She didn’t have much of her own career, her own life, her own experiences … everything was for her children,” Jolie told Bob Simon. “I will never be as good a mother as she was. She was just grace incarnate. She was the most generous, loving – she’s better than me.”
Shifting gears, Jolie responded to Simon’s inquiry about the tabloids and if their reports about her and partner Brad Pitt are ever right. “I don’t see those things. I don’t know who they are but I assume they’re not me. They’re not who I am. They’re not what I spend my day caring about. I find them quite shallow and often quite wrong,” Jolie said.
Check out more highlights from the interview, plus video, after the jump.
Becoming a Director: “I still think it’s crazy … I think I’d be terrible with a comedy,” she says of tackling the tough topics in her film, a love story set during the Bosnian War in 1992. “Everything was something to be careful about and sensitive.”
“I am nervous that people are not going to understand it,” she said, though she’s not worried about being involved with a film that has someone else as the star. “I prefer directing. I love having the spotlight on someone else … It’s nice for all of that not to matter.”