Transcript for Angelina Jolie breaks her silence on split from Brad Pitt
Here that big lord god he did on Friday when I was like yeah O yeah grabs Iguodala could Holler back now it could of this big board Oscar week. Picking up the day lots of news out of Hollywood Dan Abrams back here at the table with us and complex magazines Alan Gayle good to have him joining us. From Los Angeles gonna start with Angelina Jolie Alex the actress as you know speaking out publicly for the first time. About her divorce from Brad Pitt and this is what you had to stay in an interview with the BBC. It was a very difficult time. How moves. And we are handling. And we will always be them and we will get to this time and and hopefully be a stronger family for it. House you know that she was there in Cambodia. To promote her her new film there but she was asked about her impending divorce. What do you what do you make of her statements Alex. This interview was really really powerful you know it's obvious she's still wounded but she was not at all afraid to show it it's the first Spanish is spoken about it. You know and she didn't say like no words but the tears the release when he spoke volumes. You know but as honest and as raw as the interview was it's also really interesting to look at the parts that were obviously pretty plans. I mean look at the beautiful setting in Cambodia where the film the times that the was focused on look at the way they're sitting cross legged look at each other it's very unusual. You know Angelina is very very Smart. And she knew if she were to speak about the divorce in this interview. That it would get a ton of coverage so why not use something bad this divorce can use it for something good to shine light on this movie. Which focuses on Cambodia. A country that she loves and the genocide there let you know that the big standouts in the relieved when she said we are family and we will always be a family. What's she talking about. Her and the kids are wish talking about her and the kids and Jenrette. It's impossible to know but it does look like a divorce that was taking a very very nasty direction. Has done a bit of U turn and that's that's great to see. As you had any agreed to submit it did it did a big big U turn big swoop a U turn. And end band they both agreed to have a private. Judge and a prime inform settle this divorce case. What are the benefits of doing it that way for this kind of case it's huge advantages most importantly privacy right this has been so ugly. It in the public guy and remember typically when you file papers in court there made public so now they can do everything in private. Number two it's faster. You've also got a judge would more expertise you don't just have some random judge plopped. To do this case you can pick a judge you've got specific expertise we'll have more sensitivity. And when you've got be the re sources and most importantly both parties can agree to it it's a great way to deal with divorce a lot of us are. I ever what is grateful that they've kind of backed down a little bit because as you said in the beginning it was very contentious and. And you alluded to it as well Alex what what do you think is behind this this this. After approach. And if of course is a possible and no but remember these are two of the biggest stars on the planet. Give huge careers and they have really pretty sterling reputations. In and out of Hollywood. You know and who knows what other kind of allegations. Could have surfaced this could of really really hurt their careers. And I doubt Angelina would want to see brats live get a reputation ruined did remember to have six kids together that I was around pointing here. Adam absolutely reference for kids and on the mountain and now we're gonna move onto the next door about that backlash. In Hollywood over a lack of female directors film studio the reportedly under investigation. Accused of unfair hiring practices and did what can you tells about the situation do you think you the court case here. So for about a year maybe a little more of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEOC has been investigating the major studios. The challenge with this is that there are a lot of studios and there are a lot of decisions that go into every director being hired. So it's not just like you can say is there discrimination at this company. Because when you're talking about studios and you're talking about films different people are associated with every different film and therefore different decisions are being made. And because you're talking about all these major studios with that set. They have been interviewing dozens of female directors they've been interviewing of course other male directors as well. But there's no question the DOC is taking this seriously and it seems they may even be if the stage where their effectively trying to. Mediate what they call conciliation. And trying to figure out a solution. When when you look at the numbers stand and now it's a recent study found that 7% to twenty sixteenths top grossing films were directed by Whitman seven. Percent but the problem doesn't stop there does and Alex. Absolutely not I mean those numbers are dimming and they don't life and even worse is that that's actually down from 9% the year before. And it's not at all like there's a shortage of massively talented. Female directors out there mean just to you to name to there's. David do grenade who directed some and thirteen toward the best documentaries of last year this Kathryn Bigelow who who did Hurt Locker. But for whatever reason are not getting the same chances. That male directors are when it comes these big. Blockbuster films. You know there is you know there is patty Jenkins is directing the Wonder Woman film coming up this year so that's really good to see. But we have over long long way to go we do. Alice good to have you with us she'll have prevented us from time to time thank you bands has always.
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