November 2014: Couple in Malta for 'By the Sea' Filming
A few months after marrying, Jolie Pitt discussed the nuptials for the first time with the press during the promotional ramp-up to the release of Unbroken, which she had directed. "We got married with our [six] children, and they were part of the ceremony," she said on Today. "It was all of us agreeing to be together and to just commit to this life together. Not because we had to ... because we were absolutely sure we felt that much of a family."
The couple then filmed By the Sea, which starred both Pitt and Jolie, and she directed. "The tricky thing is directing myself and directing Brad. It's hard, dramatic material, and we're balancing," she told DuJour magazine while taking a break from directing in Malta. "It's a heavy film, and it's not easy for us. But even as you struggle through it, you're in the trenches together and you don't expect it to be easy. We're challenging each other and that's a really good thing." Jolie also predicted she would retire from acting and dedicate herself to directing and raising her family.