So over it. Angelina Jolie found herself in the middle of a media whirlwind last December after internal emails at Sony found their way into the hands of the public in the infamous Sony Pictures Entertainment hack, but the By the Sea director wasn’t upset by some of the less-than-flattering things said about her, she told The New York Times.
“There are certain things that bother me and certain things that don’t,” the 40-year-old actress-director told the Times. “Personal attacks on me? I think I’m just so used to it.”
One of the many leaked emails that made headlines last year included an exchange between former Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin. In the email chain, the two are discussing how to deal with Jolie, whom Rudin at one point calls a “minimally talented spoiled brat.”
Rudin later publicly apologized for his words, and Pascal resigned in disgrace, noting that the emails did not represent who she was or what she stood for. Jolie told the Times that her main concern was, in fact, for Pascal.
“Honestly, my first instinct was that I was worried about Amy,” she said of Pascal. “I had someone call her and ask if she was okay. Not because I’m a saint, but because I think we have to look at the bigger picture. She’s got kids. I knew it was going to unravel for her.”
In February, Pascal sat down with Tina Brown to share her side of the story and clarify that she and Jolie were still on good terms despite the unsavory emails.
“The first person I talked to was Angie after that email,” she said of the Maleficent star. “Everybody understood because we all live in this weird thing together called Hollywood. If we all actually were nice, it wouldn’t work.”
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