Entertainment Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt to talk about her mastectomy on 'Today' Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are set to talk about her preventative mastectomy on the "Today" show, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. Here, they arrive for the screening of his film "The Tree of Life" during the 64th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France on May 16, 2011. Photo Credit: EPA / Ian Langsdon By DANIEL BUBBEO email@example.com @dbubbeo1014 Updated October 31, 2015 10:47 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Angelina Jolie and her husband, Brad Pitt, aren't afraid to discuss the preventive mastectomy she underwent. Sunday morning, the couple will appear in a joint interview on the "Today" show, where they will answer questions about her health, Pitt's support during the situation and their upcoming film, "By the Sea," which Jolie also directed. In excerpts from the interview, Jolie says, "I knew through the surgeries that he was on my side and that this wasn't something where I was gonna feel less of a woman, because my husband wasn't gonna let that happen." Jolie underwent a double mastectomy in 2013 after being diagnosed with a gene that gave her an 87 percent risk of getting breast cancer, a disease that had claimed the lives of her mother and an aunt. Earlier this year, the actress also had her ovaries removed. When asked by interviewer Tom Brokaw about his "role" during Jolie's ordeal, Pitt responds: "Whatever's got to be done to keep the family together, and keep the family together as long as possible, is gonna be done. This was her charge, no question. . . . It's a scary decision. There's many things that can go wrong and go many different directions." Brokaw also asks the stars if they think it's a risk to play an unhappily married couple in "By the Sea," which opens Nov. 13. "I'm counting on the audience to know that if it was close to us at all, we could never make this film," Jolie says. "It's because we're actually very, very stable, and these aren't our issues." By DANIEL BUBBEO firstname.lastname@example.org @dbubbeo1014 Daniel Bubbeo is an assistant entertainment editor and has been with Newsday since 2000. He edits Long Island arts and technology coverage. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.