Believe it or not, the initial rumors of an alleged affair between Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber went nowhere. I don’t know why – I think they’re both pretty sexy (to me), and imagining the two of them getting hot and heavy works for me. Maybe Liev isn’t tabloid-friendly enough. Or maybe there was nothing there and the tabloids just left it alone? Nah, it’s probably the tabloid friendly thing.
Anyway, there’s not a major story to go with what I’m seeing, I just thought I’d mention it – I think Liev has a little crush on Angelina. Not a “Oh my God, he’s going to leave Naomi Watts so that he and Angelina can raise a pack of gerbils together” kind of crush, just a little professional respect and sweetness and maybe some inappropriate staring. I noticed it when I was looking at photos of Angelina interacting with Liev and Naomi at the premiere, and there are some interesting quotes from Schreiber too:
What was it like working with Angelina Jolie?
Liev Schreiber: I hadn’t known her very well, at all. In the beginning, I think I was very intimidated and kind of nervous. I get uncomfortable around famous people and beautiful women, and she was kind of a double threat. This was a big double whammy for me and initially really uncomfortable, which was worrying me. I felt like the important part of the job for me was to develop familiarity with her because that was the humanizing factor. But then we bonded over kids very quickly. I have 2 small kids and she has 2 small kids and it quickly became, “Oh you’re doing time-outs now? That’s just teething.” And all the sexual tension went out of the room. All the anxiety about her being very famous and a super-human celebrity kind of went away and I found this very nice easy person that I could relate to.
Angelina’s co-star Liev has revealed the pleasure he got out of watching her:
“She fights very dirty… I love spy stories, especially when they’re done as intelligently as this one is, and the action stuff is… well I think that’s one of the guilty pleasures of being a guy – watching beautiful women pull off these action things. The stuff that Angie can do, physically, is remarkable.”
On her “flaw”:
“She’s a lot shorter than I thought she would be, but I was pleased by that,” says her “Salt” co-star Liev Schreiber, who, at 6-foot-3, is one of the few who would find 5-foot-8 Jolie tiny. “I’m happy there was a flaw. Having said that, I think Angelina is pretty talented. And a remarkable human being, and a great mom. She’s definitely not like any other lady I know.”
Totally crushing, right? I’m not sure a dude would talk that way about another dude, even if there was a lot of professional respect. Once again, I’m not saying Naomi (or Brad, for that matter) has anything to be worried about. It’s just interesting. ZOMG SCANDAL.