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Angelina Jolie is finally speaking up on her role as collateral damage in the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures.

After leaked emails revealed a brutal exchange about the actress from executives Amy Pascal and Scott Rudin — in which they bashed the star and a Cleopatra film she was attempting to make — the actress and director said her initial reaction was sympathy.

" There are certain things that bother me and certain things that don't. Personal attacks on me? I think I'm just so used to it," Jolie said in a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times published Wednesday.

"Honestly, my first instinct was that I was worried about Amy. I had someone call her and ask if she was O.K. Not because I'm a saint, but because I think we have to look at the bigger picture. She's got kids. I knew it was going to unravel for her," she said.

She offers no clues as those things that bother her, but the email exchange about her is full of incendiary language.

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 03: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are seen on November 3, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by GWR/Star Max/GC Images)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 03: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt seen out in Manhattan at the DGA Theatre on November 03, 2015 in New York, New York. (Photo by Josiah Kamau/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie poses for photographers at the photo call of "Maleficent" in Tokyo, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17: Angelina Jolie arrives at the world premiere of Unbroken at the State Theatre on November 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17: Angelina Jolie arrives at the world premiere of Unbroken at State Theatre on November 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17: Angelina Jolie greets fans at the 'Unbroken' premiere on November 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by KHAP/GG/GC Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17: Angelina Jolie attends the 'Unbroken' premiere on November 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by KHAP/GG/GC Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17: (L-R) Angelina Jolie, Melody Ishihara, Miyavi Ishihara and Brad Pitt arrive at the world premiere of Unbroken at the State Theatre on November 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17: Angelina Jolie attends the 'Unbroken' premiere on November 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by KHAP/GG/GC Images)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 17: Angelina Jolie arrives to the world premiere of 'Unbroken' on November 17, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by KHAP/GG/GC Images)
US actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, attends a joint news conference at the conclusion of the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London, Friday, June 13, 2014. The Summit welcomed governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, Faith leaders, and representatives from international organisations across the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 24: Angelina Jolie attends 'Maleficent' press conference for Japan premiere at Grand Hyatt Tokyo on June 24, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
Angelina Jolie smiles as she poses for photographers during the Japan premiere of "Maleficent" in Tokyo Monday, June 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Angelina Jolie at the Golden Globe Foreign-Language Nominees Seminar, Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA 01-14-12
LOS ANGELES - DEC 8: Angelina Jolie arrives at the "In the Land of Blood and Honey" LA Premiere at ArcLight Cinemas on December 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA
TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 24: Angelina Jolie attends 'Maleficent' press conference for Japan premiere at Grand Hyatt Tokyo on June 24, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JUNE 23: Angelina Jolie attends 'Maleficent' Japan premiere at Ebisu Garden Place on June 23, 2014 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 28: (L-R) Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Maleficent' on May 28, 2014 at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Barry King/FilmMagic)
American Actor Brad Pitt and wife American Actress Angelina Jolie seen at Britain Maleficent Event at Kensington Palace on Thursday 8 May,2014 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss /Invision for/AP Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
American actors Brad Pitt, right, and Angelina Jolie arrive for the screening of the film 'Inglourious Basterds' during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
American Actor Brad Pitt and wife American Actress Angelina Jolie seen at Britain Maleficent Event at Kensington Palace on Thursday 8 May, 2014 in London. (Photo by Jon Furniss/Invision/AP)
US actress and special UN envoy Angelina Jolie (L) and her husband US actor Brad Pitt arrive on the fourth day of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on June 13, 2014. US Secretary of State John Kerry will speak at the closing session of the four-day long Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which is being co-hosted by Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will also appear by video link. AFP PHOTO / CARL COURT (Photo credit should read CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images)
American actors Brad Pitt, right, and Angelina Jolie arrive for the screening of the film 'Inglourious Basterds' at the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Martin Bureau, Pool)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 13: UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie and Actor Brad Pitt attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 13, 2014 in London, England. The four-day conference on sexual violence in war is hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 13: UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie (L), actor Brad Pitt (R), British Foreign Secretary William Hague (not seen) and his wife Ffion Hague (not seen) attend the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict in London, United Kingdom on June 13, 2014. The four-day conference on sexual violence in war is hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie. (Photo by Yunus Kaymaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Actor Brad Pitt and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie listen to testimonies of victims of violence as they attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. The four-day conference on sexual violence in war is hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie. (Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis - Pool/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12: Actor Brad Pitt and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie view photographs of victims of violence as they attend the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. The four-day conference on sexual violence in war is hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie. (Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis - Pool/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt sit together during the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive for the world premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent,' May 28, 2014, at El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attends 'The Normal Heart' New York Screening at Ziegfeld Theater on May 12, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attends a private reception as costumes and props from Disney's 'Maleficent' are exhibited in support of Great Ormond Street Hospital at Kensington Palace on May 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn McCormack/WireImage)
U.S. actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the screening of the movie " The Assassination of Jesse James by the coward Robert Ford" at the 33rd American Film Festival in Deauville, Normandy, France, Monday Sept. 3, 2007. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the 'Maleficent' Costume And Props Private Reception at Kensington Palace on May 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the 'Maleficent' Costume And Props Private Reception at Kensington Palace on May 8, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
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HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 02: Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SANTA MONICA, CA - MARCH 01: Actors Brad Pitt (L) and Angelina Jolie attend the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards at Santa Monica Beach on March 1, 2014 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
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LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 16: Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the EE British Academy Film Awards 2014 at The Royal Opera House on February 16, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 05: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are seen after landing at Los Angeles International Airport with their children, Pax Jolie-Pitt, Shiloh Jolie-Pitt, Zahara Jolie-Pitt and Knox Jolie-Pitt on February 05, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by GVK/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 16: (R-L) Actor Brad Pitt, actress Angelina Jolie and son Maddox Jolie-Pitt arrive at The Board Of Governors Of The Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences' Governor Awards at Dolby Theatre on November 16, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Honoree Angelina Jolie (R) and actor Brad Pitt attend the 2013 Governors Awards, presented by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), at the Grand Ballroom of the Hollywood and Highland Center in Hollywood, California, November 16, 2013. AFP PHOTO / Robyn Beck (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Brad Pitt and his wife US actress Angelina Jolie arrive to attend the French premiere of 'Megamind' in Paris, Monday, Nov. 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
**FILE** Actress and UNHCR Ambassador Angelina Jolie, left, with daughter Zahara, and Brad Pitt, second right, with son Maddox, walk near the Gateway of India, in background, in Mumbai, India, in this Nov. 12, 2006 file photo. The megastars were spotted Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 with kids Maddox, Zahara and Pax shopping at Lee's Art Shop on West 57th Street. Baby Shiloh was not there. (AP Photo)
HOLLYWOOD - JULY 19: Actor Brad Pitt (L) and actress Angelina Jolie arrive at the premiere of Sony Pictures' 'Salt' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on July 19, 2010 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 29: (CHINA OUT) Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt attend the 'World War Z' Japan Premiere at Roppongi Hills on July 29, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 29: (CHINA OUT) Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt attend the 'World War Z' Japan Premiere at Roppongi Hills on July 29, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
TOKYO, JAPAN - JULY 28: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and their children Pax, Knox and Vivienne arrive at Tokyo International Airport on July 28, 2013 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
US actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive for the screening of the movie 'Inglourious Basterds' directed by US Quentin Tarantino in competition at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2009. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of 'World War Z' at Sony Centre on June 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the premiere of 'World War Z' at Sony Centre on June 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Luca Teuchmann/WireImage)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 04: (IMAGE HAS BEEN PROCESSED USING DIGITAL FILTERS) Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend 'WORLD WAR Z' Germany Premiere at Sony Centre on June 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
US actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie pose upon arrival for the premiere of Jolie's latest movie ''The Tourist'' by German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, on December 15, 2010, in Rome. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLI (Photo credit should read ALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - JUNE 04: Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend 'WORLD WAR Z' Germany Premiere at Sony Centre on June 4, 2013 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)
FILE - In this Friday, June 13, 2014, file photo, U.S. actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, accompanied by her partner and U.S. actor Brad Pitt arrive at the "End Sexual Violence in Conflict" summit in London. Jolie and Pitt were married Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in France, according to a spokesman for the couple. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
American actor Brad Pitt, left, kisses American actress Angelina Jolie as they arrive for the screening of the film 'Inglourious Basterds' during the 62nd International film festival in Cannes, southern France, Wednesday, May 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Joel Ryan)
US actress and director Angelina Jolie (L) and her partner Brad Pitt pose on the red carpet during the premiere of her film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' in Sarajevo on February 14, 2012. Hollywood star Angelina Jolie said today that her film about the Bosnian war should be a 'wake-up call' for the world to act in time to prevent atrocities like those now happening in Syria. Jolie and her partner Brad Pitt arrived to Sarajevo to attend the premiere of her film 'In the Land of Blood and Honey' -- her directorial debut -- to be screened in a sports hall before an expected audience of 5,000 people. AFP PHOTO / ELVIS BARUKCIC (Photo credit should read ELVIS BARUKCIC/AFP/Getty Images)
American actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in southern Italy during the filming of 'Mr and Mrs Smith', 2004. (Photo by Juergen Vollmer/Redferns/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
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FILE - In this Nov. 12, 2006, file photo, American movie star and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ambassador Angelina Jolie, right, with her daughter Zahara, and Brad Pitt, left, with Jolie's son Maddox, walk near the Gateway of India in Mumbai, India. Jolie and Pitt were married Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in France, according to a spokesman for the couple. (AP Photo/File)
Actress Angelina Jolie and actor Brad Pitt arrive at the New York premiere of 'A Mighty Heart' in New York, Wednesday, June, 13, 2007. The film, which opens June 22nd, is about the kidnapping and execution of journalist Daniel Pearl in 2002. (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
Angelina Jolie, right, and Brad Pitt arrive at the premiere of "Beowulf" in Los Angeles on Monday, Nov. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
Angelina Jolie, left, and Brad Pitt sit together during the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2008, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
American actors Angelina Jolie, left, and partner Brad Pitt arrive for the premiere of the film "Kung Fu Panda" during the 61st International film festival in Cannes, southern France, on Thursday, May 15, 2008. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive at the 15th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
US actor Brad Pitt and actress Angelina Jolie pose for photographers as they arrive for the European premiere of the film 'The Tourist', by German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, in Berlin December 14, 2010. AFP PHOTO / JOHN MACDOUGALL (Photo credit should read JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)
Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive on the red carpet for the 68th annual Golden Globe awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, on January 16, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Valerie MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
US actor Brad Pitt and his wife, US actress Angelina Jolie, pose on the red carpet before the screening of 'The Tree of Life' presented in competition at the 64th Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2011 in Cannes. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
Actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie arrive on the red carpet for the Los Angeles premiere Of DreamWorks Animation's 'Kung Fu Panda 2' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. on May 22, 2011. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 28: Actors Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt arrive for the 81st Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 28: (EDITORS NOTE: Image shot on black and white film. Color version not available.) Actors Bad Pitt (L) and Angelina Jolie attend the World Premiere of Disney's 'Maleficent', starring Angelina Jolie, at the El Capitan Theatre on May 28, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Disney)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt attend the 'Inglourious Basterds' Premiere at the Theatre Lumiere during the 62nd Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2009 in Cannes, France
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"I'm not destroying my career over a minimally talented spoiled brat who thought nothing of shoving this off her plate for eighteen months so she could go direct a movie," Rudin wrote Pascal, presumably of Jolie forgoing the Cleopatra project to direct last year's war drama "Unbroken."

"She's a camp event and a celebrity and that's all and the last thing anybody needs is to make a giant bomb with her that any fool could see coming. We will end up being the laughing stock of our industry and we will deserve it, which is so clearly where this is headed that I cannot believe we are still wasting our time with it," he said.

Jolie's latest directorial effort "By the Sea," in which she stars with Pitt, will open the AFI Festival on Thursday and see limited release on November 13.

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