Brad Pitt Saves Angelina Jolie From 'Emotional Breakdown'

angelina jolie brad pittThis one's for everybody out there who thinks Angelina Jolie is a heartless, homewrecking vixen devoid of human compassion (and just for the record, I am not one of you!): The actress was so moved, so profoundly humbled by her experience as a first-time writer/director (the Bosnian wartime romance In the Land of Blood and Honey), that she had what she calls a "complete emotional breakdown."

Seriously! That's a direct quote!

So how bad was it? This is undoubtedly your question. Like, Girl Interrupted bad?

Well, you know, I have no firsthand knowledge of exactly what went down when Angie lost her shizzit. So I can't really say.

But I can tell you this much ... if Brad Pitt didn't find his woman when he did, Angelina might have drowned!

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Okay, fine, only in the worst possible case scenario. But she did have a freakout in a potentially hazardous place. Her words, dude:

"I had a complete emotional breakdown in the shower and Brad found me crying. I didn't plan to become a director, and I still have trouble saying I'm a director. I just wanted to tell this story and I ended up by default being the director."

Now tell me, are those the words of a heartless, homewrecking vixen? No they are not. Particularly when one considers the film in question: A doomed romance set against the cheery backdrop of the Bosnian war?

Which, by the way, Jolie was inspired to make after spending time in Bosnia as a UN Goodwill Ambassador. So of course she was overwhelmed! That's a heavy load to carry. You know, as a storyteller.

"I felt this huge responsibility and I felt very small. I thought, 'Who am I to take this on?' I had a complete meltdown."

I was already a huge Angelina Jolie fan (I don't see "America's sweetheart" signing up to be a UN Goodwill Ambassador anytime soon, please!), but now I like her even more. Because Angelina was never heartless. SHE'S ALL HEART, MOTHER%^&*$#@!

Does Angelina's "complete emotional breakdown" make you like her more?

 

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