Angelina Jolie Covers ELLE’s June 2014 Issue
American actress, film director, screenwriter and author Angelina Jolie covers the June 2014 issue of ELLE. The actress works with Saint Laurent creative director Hedi Slimane for this black & white inspired shoot.
Jolie spoke candidly with Maggie Bullock (Elle‘s deputy editor) about her life, career and of course Brad Pitt.
In this exclusive preview, Jolie reflects on the perception of her early years in the spotlight:
The tumult of her twenties, was “misinterpreted as [me] wanting to be rebellious,” Jolie says. “And in fact it wasn’t a need to be destructive or rebellious—it’s that need to find a full voice, to push open the walls around you. You want to be free. And as you start to feel that you are being corralled into a certain life, you kind of push against it. It may come out very strange, it may be interpreted wrong, but you’re trying to find out who you are.”
What she hit upon was a deep and abiding fear “of a life half-lived,” she says. “I realized that very young—that a life where you don’t live to your full potential, or you don’t experiment, or you’re afraid, or you hesitate, or there are things you know you should do but you just don’t get around to them, is a life that I’d be miserable living, and the only way to feel that I’m on the right path is just to be true to myself, whatever that may be, and that tends to come with stepping out of something that’s maybe safe or traditional.”
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