Angelina Jolie covers the latest edition of Newsweek, and writer Janine di Giovanni interviewed the actress-turned-director in Budapest about her upcoming Bosnian war movie for the accompanying interview. “It was half script, half improvisation,” Jolie said about some of the scenes.
Jolie also revealed how she prepared to direct the film. “I did the same thing I did with [field] missions: I studied. [I] read a lot of books about the war. I talked to a lot of people, I watched, I listened. I just wanted to tell the real story. I wanted to be respectful of people.”
“In the Land of Blood and Honey” is set to be released on December 23; if you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out here. See another shot from the Newsweek piece by Sofia Sanchez and Mauro Mongiello below.