Vanity Fair magazine subscription October 2011 Angelina Jolie

Vanity Fair Talks With Angelina Jolie About “In the Land of Blood and Honey”

Vanity Fair magazine subscription October 2011 Angelina Jolie

Vanity Fair magazine cover, October 2011

Leave it to Vanity Fair magazine to clear up some of the persistent rumors that seem to plague Angelina Jolie. Covering the October 2011 issue, the actress wants to set the record straight: “I’m not pregnant. I’m not adopting at the moment.” And for those of you hoping to see Hollywood royalty tie the knot, that “secret wedding” between Jolie and her longtime honey Brad Pitt is definitely not in the works, she says.

Not that anyone could blame Jolie for keeping her family life status quo for the time being. The busy mother of six has plenty on her plate, including promotional duties for her directorial debut, “In the Land of Blood and Honey.” Jolie also wrote the film, which begs the question: How on earth did she manage to write an entire screenplay? You could say she just caught the bug–the flu bug.

“I had to be quarantined from the children for two days,” Jolie says in the October issue of Vanity Fair. “I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. I don’t watch TV and I wasn’t reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end.”

The writing and directing process will most likely change how Jolie approaches her work as an actress in the future–something partner and fellow actor Brad Pitt is more than a little concerned about. “Brad thinks I’m going to be a nightmare,” she says. “I had such a good experience he thinks I’m going to be impatient with directors, which I already am.”

The film, scheduled to open December 23 in the U.S., is a love story set against the backdrop of the Bosnian War. In a statement, Jolie describes the film as being “specific to the Bosnian War, but it’s also universal. I wanted to tell a story of how human relationships and behavior are deeply affected by living inside a war.”