The Hollywood A-List couple is playing a husband and wife enduring the death throes of a dying marriage, but Brad Pitt says the experience has only made him and wife Angelina Jolie feel "closer" to each other, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Angelina Jolie directs the heart-rending period drama By the Sea, which stars both herself and Pitt. And it's an experience that has allowed Pitt's admiration and attraction for his wife to grow.
"'It's surprising how much I enjoy the direction of my wife. She's decisive, incredibly intuitive, and might I say sexy at her post. I trust her with my life," he shamelessly plugged. Apparently, Jolie taking the director's chair is something that deeply appeals to the Academy-nominated actor. "We, by our own admission, were overdue. If I'm going to work, I want to work with my wife," Pitt admits
The film is about a husband and wife item who love each other but suffer as their marriage slowly disintegrates. Jolie describes it thus: "We watch this couple go off the track and we wait to see if it gets more unhealthy, or if they will recover. I think too often people go through very painful transformative experiences and they don't stay together. They abandon each other."
Many have speculated whether the film is an autobiographical one. Pitt and Jolie were embroiled a very high profile public scandal when news of their affair broke out, shedding evidence that they had embarked on a relationship even while Pitt was still married to Jennifer Aniston.
Aniston has now recently remarried, and happily, to Justin Theroux. It was rumored that Pitt had sent the newly-wed a Baccarat Crystal vase filled with sunflowers, Aniston's favorite flowers, the Inquisitr reports.
However, the Pitts deny that the film has any bearings on their real-life marriage. "Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters were even remotely close to our problems, we couldn't have made the film," Jolie insisted.
Meanwhile, Pitt admits that the film was made during the couple's "honeymoon."
"It was probably not the wisest way to spend a honeymoon. But then again, fighting to make something together. What better metaphor for marriage? It's not a film that responds to the current zeitgeist or storytelling - rather, a quiet, mature look at the challenges of love and adult loss," the Academy Award nominee said.