Angelina Jolie nearly deleted a nude bath scene from new film after having a double mastectomy
ANGELINA Jolie considered cutting a nude bath scene in her new movie as she had her breasts removed in a double mastectomy.
The 40-year-old Jolie announced her decision to have both her breasts removed in 2013 after revealing she carried a BRCA1 gene mutation that put her at an increased risk of developing breast cancer.
She told the New York Times that she had to be strict with herself when it came to cutting or changing parts she felt uncomfortable with in the romantic drama By the Sea, which she wrote, directs and stars in.
Triple threat ... Jolie wrote, directed and starred in the film.Source:AFP
Dream team ... Jolie and husband Brad Pitt were at the film’s premiere today. Source:Getty Images
“There were lots of scenes I wanted to change or cut,” Jolie said.
“I realised 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 analyse this or that.
“That would be cheating.”
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Vanessa is a mess ... Angelina Jolie Pitt as Vanessa in a scene from By the Sea. Picture: Universal Pictures via APSource:AP
In the film, Jolie and her husband Brad Pitt portray a vacationing couple trying to save their marriage. It is the first time they have appeared on screen together since the 2005 spy thriller Mr and Mrs Smith.
The actors made the movie while on their own honeymoon in Malta after tying the knot in France in August, 2014.
“Well, technically it was a honeymoon,” Jolie said.
“A few days into filming I thought: This is such a bad idea. What was I thinking? This is going to destroy us before we’ve even gotten started. But 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. We’d pushed through, learned something about each other, found a new working relationship and came to like the idea of ‘Yeah, it gets really bad, but you work it out.’
She also said she had to yell ‘cut!’ on a sex scene with Pitt.
“There’s a whole reel of me calling ‘Cut!’ If a doctor saw it, I’d be put on medication. I’m hysterically crying and then calling ‘Cut!’ or during a sex scene I am calling ‘Cut!’ on Brad. You had to laugh at how bizarre it was.”
A tense romantic drama ... Brad Pitt, left, as Roland and Angelina Jolie as Vanessa in a scene from By the Sea. Picture: Merrick Morton / Universal Pictures via APSource:AP