Attention all women (with the exception of Jennifer Aniston): who wants to be Angelina Jolie's friend?
I'm asking because I've just learned, from the superstar's interview in the January issue of Marie Claire, that the Tomb Raider isn't buddies with any women. In fact, she doesn't even talk to anyone besides Brad Pitt and their herd of kids.
“I don’t really have girlfriends in movies, if you’ve noticed. Well, I have a few girlfriends, I just….I stay at home a lot. I’m just not very social. I don’t do a lot with them, and I’m very homebound.
I’ll talk to my family. I talk to Brad…But I don’t know, I don’t have a lot of friends I talk to. He is really the only person I talk to.”
I'm so on board with the whole homebody thing (I spend most of my life typing on my computer, petting my cat, or freaking out about America's Next Top Model final season judging re-shoots with my roommates), but not being friends with women? What is this, junior high? First of all, spending all your time talking only to your children and your partner are a surefire way to make you a less interesting and compassionate person. It all gets very Grey Gardens, even if you aren't living in a dilapidated mansion in the Hamptons and hanging out in nightgowns all day. Being able to talk to women, lots of women, interesting women, is one of the best things about being a woman. As amazing as your life and family might be, you'd appreciate them all more, feel happier and more fulfilled, if you let a little variety, in the form of women, into your life.
I get that being a giant movie star might be kind of isolating and that it could be hard to trust that people are spending time with you because they actually like you and care about you and not because they want some of your fame and success to rub off on them. Or that they wouldn't leak some humiliating story to the tabloids if you ever had a falling out. I worry about that constantly. Which is why we should be friends. I have a great cat and a lot of contempt for Hollywood. And I'm not personally into blood and weird creepy things, but I'm really into people that are. And I'm totally trustworthy. Ask anyone. Ask my cat.
Gentle readers, feel free to argue your own candidacy for the position of Angelina Jolie's BFF. And in the meantime, enjoy the Marie Claire editorial below.
Photos by Alexei Hay, courtesy of OhNoTheyDidn't