Angelina Jolie felt By the Sea would help her communicate with Brad Pitt

Actor Angelina Jolie has revealed that she wrote the film By the Sea hoping that it would help her communicate with her then husband Brad Pitt. The couple began dating in 2005 while shooting for their film Mr. & Mrs. Smith and got married in August 2014. However, two years later, in September 2016, Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt. "We had met working together and we worked together well. I thought the movie would be a good way for us to communicate," Jolie said. She also wondered about her decision to write the film and said she does not regret doing it with Pitt. "It was something that we were dealing (with),” she said. "I'm glad we did that film because we did explore something together. Whatever it was, maybe it didn't solve certain things, but we did communicate something that needed to be communicated to each other," she added. The former couple share six kids.