08/30/2011 AT 10:00 AM EDT
wants to clear up a few – persistent – rumors about her personal life.
"I'm not pregnant. I'm not adopting at the moment," the actress tells Vanity Fair
in its October issue. And she adds: there is no "secret wedding"
in the works for her and longtime partner Brad Pitt
That may be because Jolie, 36, has her hands full with her upcoming film, In the Land of Blood and Honey
, which she wrote and directed.
Without her six kids
to keep her occupied, the first-time director penned the script to avoid going stir-crazy while battling the flu, she tells the magazine.
"I had to be quarantined from the children for two days," Jolie says. "I was in the attic of a house in France. I was isolated, pacing. I don't watch TV and I wasn't reading anything. So I started writing. I went from the beginning to the end."
Pitt has been "so supportive" throughout the project, giving Jolie feedback on the script and her creative decisions.
"Like any woman, I would listen to most of it and fight a few things," she says. "It's hard to separate the person that loves you from the critic, so I don't think he's a fair judge."
Brad does apparently have one concern about his partner's future approach to acting, however.
"Brad thinks I'm going to be a nightmare," she says. "I had such a good experience he thinks I'm going to be impatient with directors, which I already am."