Angelina Jolie Speaks Out for First Time on Insults From Sony-Hack Emails
"Honestly, my first instinct was that I was worried about Amy."
Angelina Jolie Pitt has broken her silence on the hacked Sony emails in an interview with The New York Times.
In an email exchange with former Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal, megaproducer Scott Rudin called Jolie Pitt a "minimally talented spoiled brat," as well as a "camp event and a celebrity." Jolie Pitt said she "didn't read any" of the emails about her, but somebody told her what was in them.
"There are certain things that bother me and certain things that don’t," said Jolie Pitt. "Personal attacks on me? I think I’m just so used to it."
She said that if anything, she was more concerned about how Amy Pascal was doing. "Honestly, my first instinct was that I was worried about Amy," said Jolie Pitt. "I had someone call her and ask if she was OK. Not because I’m a saint, but because I think we have to look at the bigger picture. She’s got kids. I knew it was going to unravel for her."
Rumors of strife between Jolie Pitt and Pascal started following the leaked emails, particularly when a photo taken of them at The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment breakfast showed Jolie Pitt looking somberly at Pascal.
"Angie didn't care," Pascal told Tina Brown back in February. She said Jolie Pitt was the first person she talked to after those emails leaked.
In The New York Times, Jolie Pitt also answered a question about sexism in Hollywood, explaining that she doesn't talk about gender discrimination often because she doesn't want people focusing on her as a minority.
"I don’t want people saying, 'Should we get a female director?' I want to hear, 'Should we get a great director for this movie?' " said Jolie Pitt. "But I’m the first female director that Brad’s ever worked with. That doesn’t seem right, when you think about it."
The director added, "Sexism is part of every industry and must be addressed. But I try not to focus on the negative but the positive side of what we can bring. I want to support other women because of the opportunities I’ve had — and I’ve had a lot of opportunities. What I try as a female director is to do the best job I can and, in the meantime, bring attention to as many other female directors and writers as I can. Right now I am producing The Breadwinner, an animated film about Afghanistan. Nora Twomey is the director."