Friday, October 24, 2008

People has run a feature where they’ve interviewed Angelina Jolie about her life and what she’s doing and for the most part it’s a run of the mill “I want my multi cultural family to understand other cultures” etc. the part that is interesting about the piece is that she hints that she and Brad Pitt could get married at some point.

"Usually people fall in love and everything revolves around the ritual of marriage, children are an afterthought. We did everything backwards," says Jolie. "But sooner or later it will be the kids who ask us [to get married]. You know, they see films and start asking questions. Such as, 'Why are Shrek and Fiona married and you're not?' "

Apart from the fact that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt look great standing next to each other in the same way Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton did, one of the ways they manage to sustain a certain tension and excitement as far as visual concept products go is that they never quite provide the coda to the relationship by marrying.

Brad Pitt addressed the issue years ago by saying that he and Jolie would not get married until it was legal for gay people to get married which was widely seen as the perfect answer from a man who didn’t really want to get married. So, now, here we are again, talking about the subject.

If they actually got married, it would relieve that cultural tension that keeps everyone guessing and interested and that would lead to a major drop in their net worth as celebrities – after the buck’s night featuring the entire cast of Oceans Thirteen (only), the bachelorette party featuring Angelina Jolie and Jennifer Aniston trapped on a desert island, the actual wedding, honeymoon and then maybe a month in check up on how the kids are coping with absolutely no difference in their daily lives.

Ultimately though, Brangelina getting married would be like letting the greyhound catch the mechanical rabbit. You’d just have to take that dog out and shoot it. Or, ok, actually, you’d give it to a loving family as a pet. If Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt actually got married they would give up a component of their celebrity power and the vast majority of gossip magazine readers in the US would have to be given to loving families as pets. That much we know for sure. [source]

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