Angelina Jolie was not upset by the leaked email exchange in which she was branded a “spoiled brat” by movie bosses, according to former Sony Pictures Entertainment executive Amy Pascal.
The movie giant’s computer network was hacked last year and cyber criminals later published numerous private emails, as well as scripts, unreleased films and even celebrities’ personal information.
An exchange between Pascal and Hollywood producer Scott Rudin was among the emails leaked online, and in the note they revealed Jolie was furious with them for passing her over for a directing job in favor of acclaimed movie maker David Fincher.
Rudin also blasted Jolie as a “minimally talented spoiled brat” and insisted they would be branded a “laughing stock” if they hired her.
They both issued apologies following the publication of the messages, which also took aim at other stars, but Pascal is adamant her relationship with Jolie has not been damaged by the scandal.
During an appearance at the Women in the World conference in San Francisco, California on Wednesday, Pascal said, “Everybody understood because we all live in this weird thing called Hollywood. If we all actually were nice, it wouldn’t work… Angie didn’t care.
“There was this horrible moment when I realized there was absolutely nothing I could do about whether I’d hurt people, whether I’d betrayed people… I couldn’t protect anyone… It was horrible because that’s how I did my job.”
Pascal is to step down from her post at Sony Pictures to start her own production venture with the company in May.