Angelina Jolie used pregnancy experience for Mariane Pearl role
Angelina Jolie has said that remembering the experience of being pregnant with her own child helped inspire her for the role of Mariane Pearl in new film A Mighty Heart - and showed her how strong Mariane had to be to cope with everything happening at once.
Angelina gave birth to daughter Shiloh almost a year ago and a few months later, donned a fake six-month pregnancy belly to play friend Mariane in the story about murdered journalist Daniel Pearl.
Speaking at a press conference before the film’s premiere in Cannes yesterday, she said: “When we decided to do [the film], I was six months pregnant in Namibia, not wanting to do it at all. But I couldn’t stop thinking about it.”
“When I was six months pregnant, I couldn’t imagine not having the father with me. And being concerned about what had happened, remembering to eat and even physically moving around. I’m grateful for my pregnancy.”
Angelina and partner - and the film’s producer - Brad Pitt arrived in the French resort with their four children on Sunday and Angelina said they “had a beautiful day with our kids” before starting their promotional work on Monday: “We’re here as a family and have been playing with the children since the moment we landed. We want to enjoy this with our family and friends.”