In a recent interview with French magazine Madame Figaro, Jolie spoke about her divorce from Brad Pitt and the journey of "rediscovering the joy".
"I feel like I’m coming full-circle," Jolie reportedly said."For this new Guerlain campaign, I asked myself: what is expected of me? And the answer was that I want to be who I’ve always been. So instead of hiding my wild side, I’m bringing it out. I want to feel free."
She also spoke openly about her split from Pitt. "I think it was at the end of my relationship with Brad and then when we separated," she reportedly said. "It was complicated, I didn’t recognize myself anymore, and I’d become, how do I say this, smaller, insignificant, even if I didn’t show it."
Jolie continued, "I was profoundly, deeply sad, I was hurt. On the other hand, it was interesting to tap into this humility and sense of insignificance. [...] It’s a lesson I pass onto my children: the idea of renewal, and through it all, the possibility of joy. I had to rediscover the joy."