"Brad and I have problems like any other couple," she said. "We have days when we drive each other absolutely mad, but the problems in the movie aren't our specific problems."
Just as well because, as she's said before, even being around faux-bad Brangelina vibes can cause extreme discomfort for everybody else. Good thing (for them) that they took the extraordinary precaution of pinky-swearing/pledging their undying loyalty to each other before scenes then.
"When we first worked together it was very different because we didn't really know each other and we were young, and it was really a fun film, so we thought maybe By the Sea was going to be that kind of fun, but realized very quickly that it wasn't," she said. "So it was challenging [this time], but we made a private pact that we were going to try to be as open and honest and emotive as possible and give to each other as much as we could and, succeed or fail, we would just lay it bare."
The film opens Friday, so, you know—we'll see.
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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.
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