04/11/2014 07:17 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 06:12 BST

Angelina Jolie On Married Life: 'It Does Feel Different'

Angelina Jolie is the star of Vanity Fair's December issue photographed by Mario Testino.

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The 39-year-old Oscar-winner, goodwill ambassador, political activist and mother of six tied the knot with Brad Pitt in a secret ceremony at their South of France home in August and for the first time, she's opened up about married life.

Jolie told Vanity Fair's contributing editor Janine di Giovanni that, "It does feel different," now she's made her nine-year relationship with Brad legal.

"It feels nice to be husband and wife," she added.


Angelina also revealed why the couple's beautiful brood wrote their wedding vows.

"They did not expect us never to fight, but they made us promise to always say, 'Sorry,' if we do. So they said, 'Do you?,' and we said, 'We do!'"

As for her humanitarian work (Jolie recently received an honorary damehood for her campaign to end sexual violence and her contribution to foreign policy), it's clear the actress takes her responsibility very seriously.

"When you work as a humanitarian, you are conscious that politics have to be considered," she said.

"Because if you really want to make an extreme change, then you have a responsibility. But I honestly don't know in what role I would be more useful - I am conscious of what I do for a living, and that [could] make it less possible."

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She may be big on changing the political landscape, but Ange is still serious about her acting career.

She's currently gearing up to direct and star alongside her husband Brad Pitt in By the Sea.

"A few friends asked if we were crazy . . . [A film about] a married couple going through some difficulties . . . and I'm directing him."

It could spark trouble - but it doesn't sound like much can get in the way of these loved-up newlyweds.

Read the full interview from 6 November in the digital editions, and the magazine on national newsstands from 11 November.

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