KING: You've been very private or very open in your life, right? Very alone and very with it? Have you had help, have you had psychiatric help? Were you ever depressed?
JOLIE: Uh-huh, yes.
KING: At an early age?
JOLIE: I never had like a therapist. It was probably like -- then I was in school. They -- I had a therapist for a day.
KING: That's all he could take. He ran out.
JOLIE: Well, I -- yes. I...
KING: So how did you get help?
JOLIE: Well, I went to -- this is a probably a longer than you've got time for. When I went through a period -- and I don't think it's a (UNINTELLIGIBLE) where Billy and I -- right before, we're on the time right before we got married. I thought something had happened to him. And we had some time where -- and I was so worried. And we kind of...
KING: An instuition or something?
JOLIE: Yes, or just -- it was like a night where somehow we were on a road trip and I couldn't find him and I couldn't -- and I ended up going crazy because I thought I like actually lost him.
KING: Lost him?
JOLIE: Not a girlfriend lost a boyfriend, like I actually thought...
KING: That he died?
JOLIE: Like I thought just something, yes.
KING: So you went crazy by...
JOLIE: So I went -- I couldn't -- so I called my mom and I was, we had been on a road trip. And I called my mom and I didn't realize how bad it was until she kind of said, "What's wrong with you? I never heard you stutter before" and got me on a plane. And I was just hysterical. And by the time I got to L.A., my mom picked me up at the airport, I had lost kind of speech almost completely. It was very strange.
JOLIE: And told my mom that I thought I should have -- get some kind of help or go to a hospital because I didn't want to be suicidal. I didn't want to do any drugs. I didn't want to, you know, because I didn't want to do anything to try to hurt myself or try to shut off my fear. So I thought I want to get help. So I -- we had a doctor come in and see me. And he said, you should go to UCLA. And I went to UCLA. And they said, you're suffering from, you know, like the loss of somebody. You've got like -- you're having a nervous breakdown.
KING: By that time, had you contacted him?
JOLIE: No. They thought I was having a nervous breakdown from loss and they...
KING: Then how -- what happened?
JOLIE: They suggested that I go under a 72-hour hold and put me in the hospital. And they're like...
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KING: We're back with Angelina Jolie. "Original Sin" opens this weekend. So you were on the 72-hour hold?
JOLIE: I was in a 72-hour hold not to hurt myself or others. And...
KING: I mean, did they stand by your door? They watch you?
JOLIE: No, no, no, you're just in a place where there just isn't -- you know, you're with other people. You've got different rooms you're in. It's that kind of, you know, yes, they don't allow razors. You're not allowed to, you know -- but it's mainly you're just in a place where they talk to you a lot or they give you things to like calm down a bit, which is like not an extreme thing.
KING: In this period, had you heard from him?
JOLIE: After a few days, somehow my mom got in touch. They got in touch with each other.
KING: Where was he?
JOLIE: He was on the road and he thought I'd lost touch with him. It was a confusing -- there's no, like, secret drama.
KING: Was he upset?
JOLIE: There was like -- yes. And he was wondering where I was. Yes, we just...
KING: So he's calling looking for you?
JOLIE: It was just one of those -- and we weren't fighting. It was just like a -- somehow things just got...
KING: All right, in retrospect, Angelina, how do you explain it? What do you think that was?
JOLIE: I think I thought something happened to the person I finally felt at peace with in this world and the person I care most about. And I don't know if I could live without him. And...
KING: Does that make you dependent?
JOLIE: Yes, yes. But I don't think that's a bad thing. I mean...
KING: It's only bad if something does...
JOLIE: It's bad if anything happens, but I think you know, it was before we had any time. We hadn't had any time together. So I was angry. You know, it was just a very -- but I think it was also, for somebody like me, I was an extremely feeling person. I'm an extremely emotional person.
JOLIE: And I'm very connected to him. And so the thought that somebody -- that the person I care most about and is so -- was suddenly -- after I finally met somebody in this world that made sense to me, that I could talk to, that made me feel at peace and you know, was -- I felt...
KING: How did he react when he heard what had happened to you?
JOLIE: I think he was happy I was OK. You know, we both didn't know what happened. And we just kept talking on the phone. And I eventually took -- it was hard to talk to him for a second because I still hadn't started talking yet probably.
JOLIE: So it took me a few. And he wanted me to just, you know, so whatever I needed to do to just talk to them, so then just get out.
KING: No recurrence since?
JOLIE: Oh, no. And it wasn't like a, you know -- I mean I haven't really talked about because I know people will misunderstand it and say I went insane or...
KING: I understand it. You felt a grieving loss.
JOLIE: But it's just like if anybody lost somebody they loved so much, they'd have a nervous breakdown. And so that's... KING: Ever seen some people at funerals jump down to a casket?
KING: Go incommunicado for months, months. Loss is a terrible thing.
KING: No one knows how to deal with it. There's no lessons in it, is there? Why did you do "Lara Croft?"
JOLIE: Because I wanted to.