Angelina Jolie was nervous about directing her husband Brad Pitt in new movie 'By The Sea'.
The actress stars in and directs the movie, about a couple whose marriage is in crisis, and admitted that she struggled at first with telling Brad what to do.
She said: "Our first few days were quite tricky because no matter what I say, he knows me so well and knows every little gesture when I get impatient, or when I am not really happy. And I was nervous about not being able to have the right direction for him, to see him stuck and not being able to push him. So it was challenging.
"These were very sensitive themes and I know Brad's triggers and what he can do and what he is thinking about so I had to step away and just be very careful in how he was directed. I tried to give him a safe space and tell him to trust me and I would do my best to protect him in the editing room if he would be as open and give me as much of himself and his emotions and his honesty, and he did. I think he worked very hard.
"The strangest things were the scenes when we were fighting and it was so weird trying to tell him to fight with me better. I was crazy Vanessa who is so broken and so weird and then when I said 'cut' I am not Vanessa, I am this other person who is a director and has all these very strong opinions and is nothing like her. I have to go over to his side of the room and talk to him, so it was schizophrenic for all of us.
Angelina also admitted she found directing a movie she was also starring in quite strange.
She told the Sunday Telegraph: "That was the most challenging part of it because you tend to take care of everybody and don't give yourself the right attention and you don't have somebody telling you it's good enough, or checking on you.
"But I love directing and I would love to be allowed to do more films and I hope I'm a good enough director to keep getting jobs. "