Angelina Jolie on set of In the Land of Blood and Honey

“I’ve never felt more exposed. My whole career, I’ve hidden behind other people’s words. Now it’s me talking. You feel ridiculous when you get something wrong.” - Angelina
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“The funny thing is, when you’re on set and somebody says, ‘The beginning of this scene should have more life, more banter.’ And everybody looks at you and you realize, ‘Oh, I’m supposed to go off in the corner and write something. How strange. I’ll be right back.’ And you go in your room and think, Oh my God, how am I going to do this? Then you give the pages to your actors, something you find sexy or important. But you don’t know if anybody else will. They might laugh at you, find it ridiculous. It’s much easier as an actor to say, ‘Well, it’s his direction; it’s his words.’ I remembered so many times when the writer sent me pages and I’d go, ‘Ugh—I don’t like that.’ And now I’m like, ‘Oh, God.’ You put your blood on the page when you’re a writer.”

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