Maleficent star Angelina Jolie revealed another sweet chapter in her love story with Brad Pitt to Australia’s TV Week. She said that the two of them kept the spark alive when they were working far apart by sending each other handwritten love letters.
The 39 year old mother of their six children, said that they started this when she was in Australia directing “Unbroken”, World War 2 biopic of Louis Zamperini, and Pitt was filming “Fury” in England, a Nazi period film. She said, “He was supportive from a distance, and it was quite romantic in a way.”
They each took a hint from their period scripts, “We decided to be of that time, when we could imagine he was in the European theater and I was in the Pacific theater, and we wrote handwritten letters to each other that were very connecting for us, thinking of the people that were separated for months, if not years, at a time back then.”
Angelina didn’t say how long the letters took to arrive nor whether the two of them kept in touch in more modern ways too.
“Unbroken” will be Jolie’s second directing gig and she’ll be directing her fiancé in her third film, “By the Sea” from Universal. She also wrote the screenplay for the film calling it, “intimate, character-drive drama” and the two will also costar in the movie.
“By the Sea” will be the first time the two have appeared on screen together since the movie that started their romance, “Mr. and Mrs. Smith.” It was released to theaters just months after Pitt’s divorce from Jennifer Aniston was finalized.