All eyes were on Angelina Jolie as she turned out for the red carpet premiere of Brad Pitt’s latest movie, zombie blockbuster “World War Z.”
It was the Oscar winning actress’ first public
appearance since announcing her double mastectomy and she spoke warmly of her family’s support.
“I feel great, I feel wonderful and I feel very, very grateful for all of the support, it has meant a lot to me,” said Jolie.
Brad Pitt was also full of praise for his partner: “I mean this is the woman I’ve always known, and I have such respect for her when she’s faced with a problem, and we’ve known this was coming for some time, she takes it by the horns, she learns her options, and she make the decision. What’s best for her.”
The film itself is an adaptation of Max Brooks’ 2006 apocalyptic novel.
Pitt plays a UN employee trying to help stop a zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to destroy mankind.
It may sounds a bit familiar but it was anything but for director Marc Foster, who says making the film was far from being just another day in the office.
“The biggest challenge was having a scene with thousands and thousands of extras, you go home at night just thinking ‘I wish I could just do a dinner sequence tomorrow’ and you go again on set and you have another thousand extras trying to create mass hysteria and try to keep it under control with numerous cameras,” said Foster.
“World War Z” marks Pitt’s first foray as the star and
producer of his own potential franchise.
The actor says his own children’s reaction to the book sparked the project which ultimately is about survival and family…and because his boys love a zombie.