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Angelina Jolie has received many accolades for directing the Bosnian War-set drama In the Land of Blood and Honey, but the actress admits that she wasn't always sure she could go through with making the film.
In a live web chat hosted by MarieClaire.com, Jolie, 36, discusses how emotional it was for her to direct the story of war-torn country, particularly because she questioned whether she had the right to, when -- unlike her cast -- she wasn't born Yugoslavian.
"I had a complete emotional breakdown in the shower and Brad found me crying. I felt this huge responsibility and I felt very small and, who am I to take this on? I had a complete meltdown," says about how she felt during the emotional film shoot.
Set in Sarajevo in the 1990s, the Golden Globe-nominated drama tells the story of two lovers who are torn apart by the unimaginable horrors of the Bosnian War. The actress turned writer-director also tells her star, actress Vanessa Glodjo, that she still has trouble considering herself a director.
"I just wanted to tell this story and I ended up by default being the director. I wonder if it would be a pleasure with a different cast and crew and on a subject matter I didn't care as much about, because this one was special for me," she said.
Ultimately, Jolie -- who even received a question from her son Maddox during the web chat -- wants audiences to do something specific after seeing the movie.
"I hope that they go online and learn for themselves what happened in Bosnia. I hope for more compassion for that war those people, and for wars around the world," Jolie said.