Angelina Jolie covers Marie Claire's new January 2012 issue. The director of In the Land of Blood and Honey spoke with the magazine about her first-ever time behind the camera, then segued into more personal topics. Angelina spoke about how Brad Pitt is more than just the love of her life, and also said she "could end up pregnant" and further expand their family. Additionally, Angelina spoke about how she's really a homebody and doesn't have too many female friends. Angelina Jolie told Marie Claire:
- On her bond with Brad: "[Brad] has expanded my life in ways I never imagined. We built a family. He is not just the love of my life, he is my family. I hold that very dear. I suppose what I’ve learned from Brad is to be able to have the kind of family whose happiness and well-being comes before your own. I’m very, very grateful to have such a loving family, and I wouldn’t have that without him."
- On directing so many women in her movie: "It was nice for me to play with other girls; I don't really have girlfriends in movies, if you've noticed . . . Well, I have a few girlfriends. I just . . . I stay home a lot. I'm just not very social. I don't do a lot with them, and I'm very homebound."