It must be a Friday, because the gossip sites are running with yet another “Angelina is pregnant” story. The cause of this latest rumor-mongering is Angelina’s apparently low-key stunts on the sets of Salt, the spy thriller she’s been filming in Washington D.C. and New York. So far, the paparazzi have gotten pictures of Angelina running around in a blonde wig, running around barefoot and bloody, and climbing on a very tall New York building. Yeah, it really sounds like she’s eating bon-bons and complaining about nausea. The List has more:
Angelina Jolie has sparked rumours she is expecting her seventh child after requesting scenes for her new thriller ‘Salt’ be rewritten to be less physically challenging.
Angelina Jolie is reportedly pregnant.
The ‘Changeling’ star has sparked rumours she is expecting another child with partner Brad Pitt after she asked for daring stunt scenes in her forthcoming movie ‘Salt’ to be cut back. A movie source said: “There is still some exciting action stuff – most notably when Angelina’s character is chased by snipers over the rooftops.”
“But there’s no back-flips on speeding trains and it’s all more face close-ups than action sequences. Early versions of ‘Salt’ could not be shot with a woman in the early stages of pregnancy but the draft they’re shooting now can.”
Fuelling the baby rumours is the fact Angelina – who already has six children with Brad, including three adopted kids – usually does her own stunts.
In ‘Wanted’, ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ she refused to use a stunt double for the more extreme action sequences. The 33-year-old actress said: “It doesn’t look as real. I think the best stunts are when an audience watches it and can understand everything that’s going on and feel like they’re in the middle of the action. I love practicing stunts to get them right.”
Angelina’s role in ‘Salt’ has already been dramatically altered since the first scripts were written.
Her part as Eveline Salt – a CIA agent who must evade capture after being framed as a Russian spy – was originally set to be played by Tom Cruise, but the role was changed to suit an actress when the ‘Valkyrie’ star pulled out.
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Angelina has always been known as an actress who is perfectly willing and wanting to do her own stunts. Could it be that she’s simply not 24 years old any more? Could it be that she takes her own safety seriously now that she’s a mother of six? Could it be that they’re filming all of the really good stunt work on a soundstage away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi? Or, hey, she really could be pregnant. I doubt it though – I’ve said it before, Angelina seems to believe in family planning. And I’d bet money her “plan” is for the next kid to be adopted.
Here’s Angelina doing her own stunt over a highway in Washington D.C. on March 7th. Images thanks to Fame.com.