In an interview with The New York Times to promote her upcoming movie By The Sea, Angelina Jolie provided some details about tying the knot:
“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.”
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 the Oscar winning actress also said that, even though she wanted to change certain scenes — including her nude scene in a tub — she ultimately didn’t:
“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.”
By The Sea is a film about a couple’s crumbling marriage set in France in the 1970s. Angelina Jolie wrote, directed and also co-stars in the film with husband Brad Pitt.