Angelina Jolie Covers Vanity Fair, Talks Pregnancy Rumors and Brad Pitt’s Criticism

Angelina Jolie Vanity Fair September issue
Photo: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott /Vanity Fair
About face: Angelina Jolie smolders on the October cover of Vanity Fair.

After dazzling us with a glamorous Jennifer Lopez for its September issue, Vanity Fair is bringing out the big guns with an October feature on the alluring Angelina Jolie.

Flashing her baby blues, pouty lips, and killer cheekbones, the movie star offers an up-close portrait for the cover, while her bare clavicle is sure to spark is-she-or-isn't-she-nude speculation.

Photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, the Louis Vuitton brand ambassador is quick to dismiss rumors of a secret marriage or a new addition to the Jolie-Pitt brood (“I’m not pregnant. I’m not adopting at the moment,” she tells writer Rich Cohen).

In fact, the mother of six's latest “baby” is her latest screenwriting and feature directorial début, In the Land of Blood and Honey, which has her feeling a bit vulnerable.

“I’ve never felt more exposed,” says Jolie, who also poses with her daughters in a playful garden shoot. “My whole career, I’ve hidden behind other people’s words. Now it’s me talking. You feel ridiculous when you get something wrong.”

Of course, she needn't worry about hearing too much criticism from longtime love Brad Pitt, who encouraged her to pursue the film project.

“He’d come in and say what he liked or what he didn’t understand,” she admits. "Like any woman, I would listen to most of it and fight a few things. He’s been so supportive. But it’s hard to separate the person that loves you from the critic, so I don’t think he’s a fair judge. “People will judge for themselves. I think if you make a good movie people walk away arguing.”

And while Jolie isn't ready to give up her day job (hopefully at least not until after she plays Cleopatra), the stunner does think her directing experience will affect her film career.

“Brad thinks I’m going to be a nightmare,” she says. “I had such a good experience he thinks I’m going to be impatient with directors, which I already am. I get impatient with people working on a film that have their head in their hands like it’s the most complicated thing in the world.”

Consider yourself warned!

For more of Angelina Jolie's interview, visit Vanity Fair online and pick up the October issue, on sale September 1 in New York and L.A. and September 6 nationally.