Angelina Jolie Discusses ‘In The Land Of Blood And Honey’ While Gracing Marie Claire’s January 2012 Cover [PHOTOS]

I remember the first Angelina Jolie movie I ever saw was Girl, Interrupted. I was pretty young at the time (and, okay, I still kind of am), but I remember thinking, “Wow, she’s so good! I hope she does more stuff in the future!”

Fast forward about a dozen years, and it’s safe to say that Angelina Jolie has done “more stuff” since her days winning awards for her portrayal of the mysterious Lisa Rowe. Now, on top of being an Oscar award winning actress, humanitarian, and a mother of six, Jolie can add “director” to the list in her directorial debutIn The Land of Blood And Honey.

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Coinciding with her new movie is Jolie’s presence on Marie Claire’s January 2012 cover. Looking poised and elegant on the cover, yet fun and engaging throughout the pictures found within, Jolie shared details on her new movie, motherhood, and more. When asked about writing the new film, Jolie admitted that it was more of a “private exercise, an excuse to get out some of my frustrations [with] the international community and justice issues.” She confessed that it stemmed from the realization that

God, I’m an actor. I don’t think I intended to be an actor. I think my mother wanted it for me. I loved telling stories, and I enjoyed the profession, but is it too late to be something else?

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When talking about twins Knox and Vivienne, Jolie described Knox as a “dude. Very physical, tough,” while Vivienne was a girl who “will pick flowers from the garden and put them in her hair.” Aww, that’s a pretty cute image!

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