"I had a complete emotional breakdown in the shower and Brad [Pitt] found me crying," Jolie said during a live web chat on Marie Claire's website. "I felt this huge responsibility and I felt very small. 'Who am I to take this on?'"
The film, a love story set against the backdrop of the Bosnian war in the mid-90s, marked Jolie's directorial debut -- not that she is comfortable with her new title.
"I didn't plan to become a director, and I still have trouble saying I'm a director," Jolie said.
That may be the case, but it isn't stopping the Oscar-winning actress from continuing her new career. Back in November of last year, Jolie told "60 Minutes" that she was planning another feature film, this time about the war in Afghanistan.
In addition to her film work and relationship with Pitt, Jolie is also a UN Goodwill Ambassador. You can see her at the Golden Globes this Sunday.