Angelina Jolie needed screaming advice for birth scene
Angelina Jolie has revealed that while she could use her pregnancy last year as inspiration for her role as Marianne Pearl in A Mighty Heart, when it came to the birth scene, she needed some advice.
Angelina had just given birth to daughter Shiloh last year when she started work on the film: “Because I had just been through a pregnancy, I was highly aware of how beautiful that time should be for the mother and father and the family.”
“I clearly remember giving birth to my daughter and looking at Brad and feeling the love in the room and the hope for the future. So to understand what was taken away from Marianne was haunting.”
“[But] the birth scene was actually very funny because when I gave birth I had a Caesarean and I didn’t scream at all.”
“[Director Michael Winterbottom] had to explain how a woman behaves in labour. It was funny that a bunch of men explained what to do. I had to scream at the top of my lungs and all these men were screaming, showing me how to scream.”