Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, AFI Awards

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We've all seen how sometimes art can imitate life, or at least, how some stars get inspired by actual life events for their projects.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are no strangers to this, and have even pulled from personal experiences to create a genuine chemistry between their characters in their upcoming flick By the Sea.

Angie wrote and directed the drama, described as being "about a deeply unhappy couple on vacation in France who becomes involved with a pair of newlyweds staying at their seaside inn."

And after filming the movie in Malta, Jolie reveals what it was like to be directing herself and her husband, who play the unhappy couple, during the drama's more intense argument scenes.

Yeah, it got a little awkward—for everyone else.

"I'd be directing myself and him in a scene where we're having a fight, and I'd be pulling out the parts [of him] that have an aggression toward me or when you're frustrated with each other—it was very heavy," Jolie said in an interview with the DGA.

"We kept joking that all of the crew felt like they were living in a house where the parents were fighting and you don't know where to stand or where to look."

Although some friends apparently told Jolie that the two lovebirds were "crazy" for shooting this film during their honeymoon, the A-lister explained that the project, which also co-stars French actors Mélanie Laurent and Melvil Poupaud, is "an art film, the kind of movie that I like to see but not something I'm usually cast in."

"We're proud of ourselves for being brave enough to try it," she continued. "I think By the Sea was the hardest film for me because it wasn't [issue-driven]. It's something I probably won't do very much of."

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