Angelina Jolie lights up in Taylor Sheridan's upcoming drama 'Those Who Wish Me Dead.' https://t.co/6glaKJT7t6— Entertainment Weekly (@EW) April 20, 2021
Angelina talks about working with Taylor Sheridan and the cast of "Those Who Wish Me Dead".
To her the most difficult part was to not act motherly.
"My character is not maternal by nature, sometimes Taylor would correct me because my behavior towards a child was different from [Hannah's] behavior towards a child. It took me a little bit to treat [Finn Little] badly, but I got there!"
She seems to enjoy more directing than acting nowadays but due to her current situation (i suppose she's talking about her divorce) she's now taking more acting jobs.
"I love directing, but I had a change in my family situation that's not made it possible for me to direct for a few years, I needed to just do shorter jobs and be home more, so I kind of went back to doing a few acting jobs. That's really the truth of it."
She says about Sheridan:
"He has a unique voice when it comes to characters within America, which had not been a prior focus of my work, i wanted to be in this world with him."
Her directing experience has changed the way she approaches filmmaking now. It's more about seeing the whole picture and less about her.
"In very technical terms, I'm more aware of what the director needs, and what other challenges they're facing, and how many different pieces are moving. Maybe when you're younger and you're having a huge day where you have to be cold and wet and emotional and crying, you're thinking about those things," Jolie adds. "Now you've directed and you're older, and you realize that while you are going to be freezing and crying, there's also pyrotechnics going on, or multiple other situations. It pulls you out of yourself."
Real firefighters were on set during a secuence that involved a wildfire and the actress also met up with them for insight into the world of smoke jumping.
"The first day we were in the fire, [I noticed] the heat and how quickly the winds would change and how quickly the fire would suddenly take to a tree that you weren't expecting, our respect just grew day after day for these people on the front lines and how difficult this work is."