Published: 01:35 EDT, 22 November 2013 | Updated: 16:56 EDT, 22 November 2013>
As the director of her upcoming film Unbroken, she certainly wants to be taken seriously.
But Angelina Jolie appeared more like she was dressed for a funeral than a position of power on Thursday, as she wrangled her cast - including Jack 'Connell - and crew in Sydney, Australia.
Though she's known for donning all-black ensembles, the 38-year-old actress opted to wear a rather grim-looking dress and it certainly didn't flatter her figure.
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Are you in mourning? Angelina Jolie wore a grim-looking black dress as she directed her upcoming film Unbroken in Sydney, Australia on Thursday
Giving orders: The actress is usually taking orders, but got to be in charge for her second directorial film
The long-sleeved frock featured a tie-neck and flowed in an A-line past her knees.
Creating a modest look, the fiancee of Brad Pitt teamed the number with a pair of simple black flats and pulled her long brunette locks back into a sleek ponytail.
Shielding her eyes from the strong sun, the Maleficent star was also sported a pair of square-shaped sunglasses.
At your service! Angelina had someone on set protect her skin from the sun by covering her with an umbrella
She's the boss! The 38-year-old actress certainly looked like she knew what she was doing
And she appeared to be make-up free underneath her shades, but her skin nevertheless looked flawless.
Angelina, who has three daughters and three sons with Brad, was stern on set, focused on her filming.
But she was still caught smiling, seeming to enjoy her new directing gig.
All for them! The crew had Pitt Street blocked off as they filmed
Based on the biography by Laura Hillenbrand, Unbroken tells the story of World War II aviator Louis Zamperini, a former Olympian who spent 47-days marooned on raft after his plane crashed into the Pacific.
In a turn of events, it was discovered by the Japanese and sent to a POW camp, where he spent the next two-and-a-half years.
The film has been slated for a December 2014 release.
And in the meantime, Angelina has been renting a luxurious estate home owned by five-time MotoGP world champion Mick Doohan while she works on her second directorial project.
Loving my job! Angelina proved to have fun on set as well, cracking a few smiles here and there
Got it? The star was seen giving directions to Jack O'Connell, who plays Louis Zamperini
Nothing in the way: Angelina wore her brunette locks back in a ponytail so they didn't distract
Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2511618/Angelina-Jolie-dons-drab-black-dress-directs-upcoming-film-Unbroken-Sydney.html