She said while comparing the film to the duo’s 2005 flick Mr and Mrs Smith that in that film the couple had a lot of fun but this film was very heavy.
“It’s not really fun but the pleasure is breaking through something together and pushing each other and getting to the other end of it and learning something about each other. So, that was good but it wasn’t easy. But he [Pitt] was wonderful,” Jolie added.
Earlier Brad Pitt had shared his wife’s sentiments, as he said the scenes were tough but he felt the two worked well together.
“It’s not always a pleasurable place to be as far as the scenes are concerned. But we work so well together. We go home together and we get up and go to work together. It was a great experience, it really was,” Pitt had said.
He further added that having his wife as the filmmaker and his boss was ‘sexy’. “It’s surprising how much I enjoyed 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 stated.
Jolie and Pitt play an unhappy couple in By the Sea and although Jolie had admitted earlier that their marriage isn’t perfect, she insisted they are nothing like their onscreen characters.
“Brad and I have our issues, but if the characters were even remotely close to our problems, we couldn’t have made the film,” she expressed.