Angelina Jolie Describes Her Wedding In The Least Romantic Way Possible

And yet she makes you love them even more. How does she do that?

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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married last year in a small ceremony in France. Sounds very romantic. But! The actual legal part of their nuptials came about in a far less romantic way. 

In an interview with the New York Times to promote By The Sea, a film about a couple's crumbling marriage set in France in the 1970s, Angelina—who not only wrote and directed the movie, but also stars in it with Brad—provided some details about tying the knot: 

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'The ceremony was in France, but we had to do things legally in California. One day I was in the edit room, and [Brad] was doing something and an assistant said, 'You have to sign some papers.' So we came back and between meetings we were told, 'Here's your license.' Then someone said, 'The judge is outside.' We both said, 'What do you mean, the judge is outside?' Then the judge came in, this lovely guy, and at some point, Brad said, 'Shouldn't we be standing up?' The judge said, 'No.' Then suddenly we realized we were married, in the most unceremonial way possible.'

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They then went straight to shooting the movie, which, Angelina admits, was a draining experience: 'By the time we got to the end of the film, we'd argued, challenged each other, disappointed each other, had good days, bad days, all of it.' But she also said that, even though she wanted to change certain scenes—including her nude scene in a tub—she ultimately didn't:

When you reread the script for your movie—which you've said you didn't initially intend to star in — what was it like to realize that you were going to be the actress put through the emotional wringer? 'There were lots of scenes I wanted to change or cut. I realized it was going to be me [naked] in that bathtub. But I told myself, put all of that aside. Like, you can't change or cut this scene because you've had a mastectomy, or because we're married and people are going to analyze this or that. That would be cheating.'

Don't you just love Brangelina even more now? 

Words: Michael Sebastian

Source: ELLE US