Angelina Jolie: “I am fearless to the point of stupidity sometimes”

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Angelina Jolie gave an extensive interview to The Mail on Sunday, probably to promote the UK release of Salt. The full piece is here – Angelina sounding… interesting. I’ve been a little disappointed with the quality of Angelina’s interviews for Salt’s promotion, just because she does seem to be pushing the mom stuff really hard. I get that she’s got six kids and all, and I totally respect that, and hey, I’m one of Empress Z’s minions, just like everybody else. But I just want Angelina to still be a little crazy in interviews, just for the fun of it. Anyway, this interview really isn‘t any different, although she does go in more detail about her stunt work and training for Salt and a couple of interesting little pieces about Brad – he bought her a motorbike. Here are the highlights from the extensive interview:

On not playing a Bond girl: ‘They wanted me to play a Bond girl in Casino Royale,’ says Angelina Jolie. ‘I said, “Actually, I’d prefer to play him; I’d rather be Bond.” It was a joke – kind of. It was an interesting conversation.’

On Salt not being like James Bond: ‘Salt is nothing like Bond,’ says Jolie. ‘In so many spy films women are femme fatales and we wanted to avoid that. My character doesn’t use her sexuality to get anything. It’s the roughest I’ve looked. When we fight, it gets ugly. Somebody breaks my nose in the film. It’s not pretty.’

On being a woman in an action film: ‘I think when people write things for women – at least with the films I’ve done in the past, such as Tomb Raider – they’re not serious. They’re not raw. They’re not hard. So when we wanted a real female action hero, we looked towards something that wasn’t written for a woman.’

On doing research with real CIA agents: ‘The two women I met were sweet-looking, smallish framed, blue-eyed, blonde-haired and looked like they would be running the little store in the high street or teaching in Ohio,’ she says. ‘But once you started talking to them you could see how they steered through this demanding world and how dangerous it was. And they are tough women. They told me that as women they had real difficulty dealing with relationships. They said the hardest thing is to be in a job where you can’t talk with your husband about anything that’s happening. You go on a trip and you can’t tell your partner where you’re going. You come back and you can’t tell them anything about what happened. They said that keeping track of the lies was very hard and made them feel distant from people outside the CIA. And as women, I think it was extra hard because they are nurturing by nature, and emotional, and it’s hard not to want to share and talk.’

On changing the script: ‘In the original script the character was Edwin Salt so our first joke was to call her Edwina but it didn’t suit me,’ she laughs. ‘So we settled on Evelyn. And I didn’t feel that a woman would have a child in that position and so they changed the script. If a woman had a child, I think it would be very hard for us not to imagine her holding on to that child through the entire film. Which is strange because I think audiences would allow a man to have a child who is with his wife back at home. But it would be very difficult to see a woman not be 100 per cent focused on her child.’

On playing Evelyn Salt right after giving birth to the twins: ‘There’s mum – and then there’s the side that likes to get down and dirty,’ she says. When the Salt script was couriered round to the Jolie residence, she was ‘at home in my nightgown feeling very maternal with my new babies. I remember I was with them in my bedroom and I flipped through the script. It was all about getting out there and attacking and being very physical and I did feel really funny, thinking, “If I can do this it would be a nice balance: the being soft at home and then going to work and filming this hard, physical role.” It seemed like a real challenge. And I like a challenge.’

On the stunt work: Jolie, along with stunt co-ordinator Simon Crane and her stunt double Eunice Huthart, helped to develop the spectacular action sequences seen in the film. ‘We talked a lot about the way Evelyn fights,’ she says. ‘Bourne has a wonderful way of fighting, Bond has a great way of fighting, and all of the other action-movie characters have their styles. So we thought, “What should be right for Salt?” And the thing that was maybe the least obvious for a woman became the thing that we relied on, which is that she’s mean. Really mean. Not flashy, not gymnastic, not inventive, she’s just mean when it comes down to it. She kicks, she uses her elbows, she fights to survive and it’s not pretty. So that was a diff erent thing as a woman. Fights I’ve had in the past have been more elegant. I have punched in real life back when I was a teenager and I know real fighting is awkward and not cool at all.’

Brad bought her a “flame red MV Augusta” motorbike: ‘I’m not sure what cc it is,’ she giggles. ‘But I can tell you it’s a proper bike and it’s powerful. I used to have a bike years ago, but I hadn’t owned one for a long time. Brad’s a really good teacher – he’s really patient. I’m very impatient so I can wreck a bike if I’m not careful. Sometimes we’ll go on the track together and there you can go really fast and let your hair down.’

On doing the stunt work: ‘Luckily I’m not scared of heights. It was really high and, while I had a safety wire on, if I had fallen I would have dangled like a pendulum and whacked into the side of the building and it would have hurt. With the motorway sequence I did a lot of jumping on to the cars. But there were a few things that I couldn’t do that my double Eunice did. One jump was from one moving truck to another. I would have liked to have tried it but it would have been insane to do so. She could have died doing it and the producers didn’t want me to have a go – for one thing I’d have needed a wire and it wouldn’t have looked as good. Doing a few stunts is a great part of the job; it’s wonderful therapy. I wasn’t scared. I get a kick out of it. I love that kind of thing. But I am fearless to the point of stupidity sometimes. Maybe I should have a little more fear.’

On getting injured on the film and being hospitalized: ‘It was first thing in the morning and I thought, “This is a piece of cake,’” she recalls. ‘So I jumped inside, rolled over and smashed into a ledge and it knocked me right between the eyes and cut me open. I didn’t get knocked out but I was swearing. I had this gash right between my eyebrows, just under an inch long. They helped me up and the nurse came and put some gauze on it. But I was pretty dizzy and everyone was getting paranoid about it. I was feeling nauseous too and I had trouble walking for a few seconds. I had all these weird signs of concussion. So they sent me for an MRI scan just to be extra cautious and that was all clear so they put some of those tiny stitches over it and bandaged me up and I was fine. I went back to work later that same day. It’s funny because towards the end of the film my character has so much blood and cuts on her, it blended in. It was just one more thing on my face. And it’s left a tiny scar. You pick up scars on your body over the years and I don’t mind them. It’s character and it’s part of life.’

On self-defense and getting into shape post-pregnancy: ‘I can handle myself. And learning self-defence is a good thing, for a man or a woman. It’s empowering. I started getting fit when the babies were still small; a few hours each day, gym work, working on the fight routines, and I got back into the rhythm. And then I’m filming and suddenly I’m running down the street with a gun, being chased and jumping off  a bridge and thinking, “What am I doing? How did I get here? I’m not an action star, I’m somebody’s mum.’”

On Brad: ‘We’re great,’ she laughs. ‘And we can laugh about most of the things written about us because we’re OK.’ In fact, she reveals that they take great pains to keep their relationship fresh, planning ‘date nights’. ‘We actually schedule them. We just had one the other night and we went next door so we didn’t have to worry about the paparazzi and the kids didn’t know where we were. We have a house that has two sections so we go to the part that’s normally the studio and the office and just have dinner as a couple. If you can hold it together – which is hard these days and a lot of people separate – then you have to work at it, and you have to make that time when you are not Mum and Dad once in a while.’

More on Brad: ‘He’s strong, intelligent, he’s sensitive – and he’s a real man, in all the best ways that can mean.’

[From The Daily Mail]

Eh. Angelina really is loved up, isn’t she? I worry about that, actually. As much as the tabloids portray her as a woman with one eye on the door and the other eye on her costar’s wang, I think she’s just totally batsh-t crazy in love with Brad. And that worries me.

Speaking of batsh-t crazy, I finally got the chance to read Star Magazine’s full cover story from last week, including all of those allegedly hardcore photos of Angelina on her “heroin binge” (and her heroin minge!). The photos were totally disappointing! She just looks stoned and like she’s having a really awesome time playing with some electrical tape and a cowboy hat. Haven’t we all been there?

Actress Angelina Jolie attends a Japan premiere for the film Salt in Tokyo, Japan, on July 27, 2010.   UPI/Keizo Mori Photo via Newscom

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Angelina Jolie on July 25 & 27, 2010. Credit: WENN.

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  1. Captaine says:

    Brad needs to fix that braud a fuckin sandwich. But i guess lookin like a microphone is what’s “hot” out there in hollywierd.

  2. mslewis says:

    Why would it worry you that Angelina is crazy for Brad? In his interviews he sounds just as batty for her. They sound good together and, if it doesn’t last forever, so what? At least they can each look back on the years they were batty and nuts for each other. That’s better than to never have been crazy in love at all. I’m all for loving like you’ve never loved rather than holding back, especially when you’ve had one or two unhappy relationships in the past.

    Also, I disagree that all of Angelina’s interviews have been about the kids and being a mother. That’s what the interviewer decides to write about because she/he probably thinks that’s what the public want to know.

  3. lisa says:

    I think she is in love with Brad and her life. She is answering the questions that are asked of her. If people want her to say something different then they should talk to the people interviewing her. One thing about her that has always been pretty consistent. She seldom ducks questions. she answers almost everything.. which is why so much is known of her. And this point has been documented with interveiws..

    so good for her. It is rare to be truly happy and I hope they last. To me they really seem to fit.

  4. hapygoleslie says:

    yeah, we know, fearless, stupid, mother of six,stole brad pitt, blah blah blah

  5. serena says:

    I love her in red, it really suits her.

  6. anon says:

    Very rarely do I hear AJ discuss a film project seriously or professionally – without first mentioning her own personal life. At first, I thought this was somewhat refreshing and ‘honest’ but now it is becoming tedious and, I think, quite disrespectful to other actors and film industry professionals who work hard and enjoy what they do. For all her posturing on world issues, you get the impression she thinks acting is beneath her. As though she regards acting as a lowly profession and she only uses it to fund her humanitarian work. Whilst on one hand, I think her contribution to UNHCR is valid and useful, I do also think the way she speaks about acting is offensive to aspiring actors or well established, less commercially successful actors. Its as though she wants to impress upon the film-going public that being an actor means nothing to her professionally, and that she only does it as a hobby. Although I would describe her approach to acting as a therapy session rather than a hobby. Let me explain:

    During her press interviews (which she is paid to do in order to promote the film) she openly declares that “throughout the filming”, she is a, “mother first-and-foremost” . She frequently claims that her personal life is the sole motivation or deciding factor when she chooses film projects. Most recently she described her multi-million dollar role in SALT as an exercise in self indulgence, e.g. “After I had the twins and was living at home with the babies, I was feeling all soft/quiet/gentle. I wanted to balance those soft feelings with something active, agressive and energetic – so thats why I did the film”…. ME ME ME. We hear it time and time again. “My mother passed away so I wanted to do this film”… “as a mother who loves her children, I felt I wanted to tell this story”…. “Brad makes it all possible, we just love our kids – we don’t talk about our careers, its not important”…”being an actor is not important to me. I get paid a lot for what I do and I want to use my career to draw attention to world issues” … “It must be romantic for the kids to watch the film where mommy and daddy fell in love”… “I’m blessed with an amazing family, they are the most important thing. Acting is just a hobby. I’m fortunate I can pick and choose my scripts”… “I have a lot of love around me, I have a warm home-life. I wake up playing with my children – I think my happiness speaks for itself” etc etc etc. It really begins to grate. Does she endorse the idea that women are validated only by having children? Validated by having a male partner? Can’t she ever talk about her career with pride? – afterall, she has worked to get where she is. But maybe her “acting career” was always about her personal life and never about being a professional actor.

  7. Shaark says:

    For how hard Angelina works for her roles, she gives it her all…you really can’t say she has no pride in her work. Actually most actresses could learn a thing or two from her. She is an incredible multi-tasker and she she gives everything she does her absolute best. She may love her job but to her, her pride and joy are her family. As should everyones. A job is a job, so many will come and go, but your family is your life.

  8. Eden says:

    @anon
    She is lucky that she is in demand enough that she can choose roles that align with what she wants to explore in herself at the time.
    If you ask me, any great actor that is self aware to any degree will be cognizant that they either chose a role to help them explore an interior state that they were already experiencing,
    or a role to help them to come in contact with and develop a different side of themselves.
    It’s what makes a great actor great, being able to access the role internally and inhabit it.

    Her primary focus and goal and sense of herself in life, in my opinion, SHOULD be her family and her husband and her humanitarian work and allow her job to be a creative outlet and something else she uses to explore herself and give to the world..
    Sounds to me that her priority’s and focus are in line and healthy.
    Plus I don’t think she would do any acting if she didn’t know that it is a worthy and respectable way to spend her time and energy.

    @Kaiser
    I’m with you, I think Brad and Angelina still totally dig each other and are holding it down.

  9. lucy2 says:

    I think she’s sincere, but I think she’s just selling it all a little too hard. She’s happy with her family, that’s great, but we get it already. Other actors and actresses manage to discuss their careers and film roles without connecting just about everything to their personal life. I realize it’s part of her image and that people do ask her about it, but it does get a bit tiresome.

  10. DD says:

    anon, I kind of agree with what you said. I think her acting/humanitarian work is a way of validating herself more than an actual passion for the craft or cause itself. While there is nothing wrong with that, it also fails to impress me anymore. While I agree she gets asked about her family a lot, I’ve also seen her answer many questions where her family wasn’t even part of the question and she just popped the whole, I’m a mother blah blah blah, spiel. Interviewers get that the way to get her rolling is to talk about her kids, Brad does the same thing. There was one point where Brad kept mentioning the number of kids they had in so many questions for the same interview… and it was getting kind of creepy.

  11. KeithTax says:

    I admire honesty. I think.

  12. Liana says:

    She identifies first as a mother. That’s fine. And she picks and chooses films that call to her or that fit the mood she’s in or the place she’s in. That’s also fine. She shouldn’t HAVE to take every role that comes along.

  13. BethL says:

    I don’t get why people are whining about Angelina talking about her personal life in interviews. First of all she’s asked these questions. Secondly most interviews I read talk about the celebrity’s personal life. It’ only Angelina whose attacked for it. Angelina has been working for the UN for over ten years. You don’t waste your time and energy over something you don’t care about.

  14. Nuharoo says:

    If a soldier said something like this, I would be impressed. But actresses hardly face too much danger in their careers to really be taken seriously when they say things like this.

  15. lisa says:

    Angelina has not done an interview for a film in 2 years (2008) and in that time week after week tabloids and blogs have had a field day with story after story about her, her children and her relationship with Brad. NOT a story once in a while but some story every single day. So NOW 2 years later she gets to talk about her life: children, work, relationship.. and now its.. shut up. Well I think she has a right to answer to all the crap that is printed on a daily basis. She has the right to put out her take on her family. I am sure all the people that are sick of hearing her lend a voice on the life she is actually living will be just as diligent next week when another story or rumor is posted. I am sure it will be a breath of fresh air to hear you say STOP talking about this woman and her life. Just has you have said she should stop talking about her life.. Even if she had to wait 2 years to refute much of what is printed weekly; not DAILY.

    MY take is she has that right. and other celebs talk about their families too. The difference is the media does not find their answers newsworthy and don’t print them. EVERYTHING she says is printed and analyzed over and over. Cut and pasted into articles. That is the fact. And now she gets to talk. Good for her.

  16. nnn says:

    Jolie is not only an actress…and i didn’t know that this job was immune to risk. She is also a fearless woman who flies planes and goes to Irak going outside the green one and some other volatile places as a UN employee, risking her life just like here former boss, De mello Viera lost his life in Irak.

    She also lately spoke about that monster from Uganda being the men she loated the most.

    Me think she takes much more risk than the average citizen, let alone the average female outisde the military and movies and thgose caught in war torn countries, wether she is an actress or not has nothing to do with risk taker.

    Anyway, i think she is much more grounded, eloquent than actresses her generation and even beyond that. She has her priorities in check and seems to be interested in the world since she turned 25 and less into Hollyweird frivolity… She could have done like all starlets, parties, pampereng herself, shopping.

    At 25 few would have even considered that.

  17. Eden says:

    @Kaiser
    Oops, I re-read what you said and I guess you didn’t say what I was saying about them being alright together.
    didn’t mean to misrepresent..

  18. Jane Q. Doe says:

    I have a question: Is it normal for British newspapers to adapt interview subjects’ words to be “more British”? For example, I doubt Angie used the phrases “the high street” or “Mum”, etc. It’s not a criticism, just something that sounds odd when I think of her actually using those terms.

    BTW, I agree with the above – she looks really great in red. Now if she’d just branch away from those taupe shoes…

  19. Chase says:

    Not enough time in the day to itemize how full of crap she is.

  20. teri says:

    I guess that makes many working mothers terrible. I often speak of my family and put them first in my life. I’m sorry but I don’t praise my job as I do my family. Just not sure why Angelina talking about her children always rile some up to the point they need to be so hatful towards her.
    Angelina would get flack regardless from naysayers.

  21. Hepzibah says:

    I just can’t watch her in action movies anymore. It simply isn’t believable that this thin, scrawny, fragile looking woman is going to kick anybody’s ass. My 10″ beagle could knock her over.

    Although I don’t think she’s a great actress no matter the role, she was beleivable in The Changeling because her characters strength was internal, not physical.

  22. CH says:

    the more i read about here and from her
    the more i like her
    she´s passionate and speaks with passion about everything she does
    and she seems polite and grounded
    one of the only stars, man or woman, that i look forward to see what does next

  23. Sans says:

    Anon, take a nap. There are alot of different interests people have. Sometimes the interest dies down after awhile . Angelina has been in acting for over 15 years. Most people get into their careers in their mid 20′s to early 30′s. What happens when folks hit 40 they say? mid-life crisis. If you have a genuine nurturing heart I think when you get to a point where you can care for your family and yourself … aiding others is what’s next. Nurturing life as in helping others is the most spiritually filling thing. If you believe in a higher power , ask him , isn’t that what he did by creating us. By having his prophets sacrifice and his son die for us. Angioe is made it where she can focus on other things. Sorry I do want a. Few differ careers in my lifetime.

  24. Sans says:

    Right on NNN & LISA….. she can finally rebuttal. Maybe she just do a magazine cover every two months for no reason…ahehehe.

  25. Rita says:

    Angelina has not been heard from in 2 years, no interviews, no tv apperances, nothing. In support of Salt she is now giving interviews. She is poised, articulate, polite and never rude, and unlike some celebs always answers questions that should never have been asked in the first place.

    She is clearly totally gone over Brad (and he is totally gone over her), she is happy with him and their family, they are the most important part of her life, so of course she talks about them. That is what people do who are in the best place in their lives. No one can know the future, but right here and now those 2 are crazy in love with each other, and that is sweet and wonderful to observe. She and Brad have what all would like to experience, shared overwhelming love and happiness.

    She answers questions about her career, her current project, and her humanitarian work when she is asked about them. But all most of the media wants to know about her private life, so those are the majority of the questions.

    Some are critical of her no matter what she says or does. This makes no sense to me but everyone is entitled to their own opinions.

    I like her because she is a truly caring person who is unafraid to be herself.

  26. bloobloo says:

    She talks about herself like she is an interesting character she plays. I think she is a very emotionally fragile person who is desperate to convince everyone inclkuding herself that she is one tough mother

  27. Cheyenne says:

    Interesting what she said about date nights.

    A couple I know raised a large family of children. They attributed the success of their 30-years-and-counting marriage to the fact that while the kids were small, once a week, no matter what, they left the kids with a sitter and went out on a date night. Now the kids are grown and they are still going out on weekly date nights. It worked fine for them; maybe it’s working well for Brad and Angie.

  28. Truthzbetta says:

    I love her reasons for doing this role.

    There are definitely very few interesting female action full on leads in history in comparison to men (a handful is nothing) and if she helps bring about more, cool.

    I love that she doesn’t have the character use her sexuality, finally. This sounds much better those Tomb Raider hot messes where they pushed her boobs forward through the bad acting. Might give this one a shot. Sounds like the woman is growing.

  29. JY says:

    she loved JLM very much, she loved BBT very much and she loves Brad Pitt. so what’s the big deal? why worry her? she was always honest her feelings toward her man. it is her natural.
    although I love the couple I don’t care if they separate or not. it is her choice. no matter what i will always love her.

  30. Megan says:

    She always seems to come off as trying to be hardcore, like the whole James Bond comment. It seems really try-hard to me.

  31. Buzzy says:

    I never really thought of her as boring or whatever negative things you say about her. I just want to ask, can you do the things she can do in a day? I didn’t think so.

    She played the role of Evelyn Salt very well and that goes to show how much of a good artist she is.

  32. Sans says:

    Exactly be at the top of your game career wise take care of house and home like her and care for mankind then you can talk.

  33. Liana says:

    I just want to ask, can you do the things she can do in a day? I didn’t think so.
    ______________

    Actually, a lot of women DO all the things she does in a day. They just do it differently because they are not actors. My mom went to work, raised three kids (one of them autistic), supported my dad in his career, held down the fort when money was tight or when my dad was out of town on business, was on the PTA, did a lot of charity work, and yet was seemingly always around for me and my sisters. As for me: I’m pretty succcessful in my career, have a husband, take care of my home, travel to other countries on occasion for charity work (I’m involved with a charity that teaches art and music to children in third world nations), I’ve served in the Peace Corps, and when I’m in LA, I help my mom out with my autistic sister. I’m not a superwoman by a long shot. I do the best that I can do. It’s called multi-tasking and most of us can do it. It’s not fair to compare what one woman does with what another woman does. I respect what Angelina Jolie does with her life, but it doesn’t devalue what my mother did with hers, nor devalue what any of us do with ours. And I’m sure she has days when she hangs out in her jammies all day and eats ice cream.

  34. teri says:

    I admire Angelina for having great strength as a woman and mother. Her heart is in the right place. I’m not sure why people are saying they hear from her way too much, we haven’t heard from her directly in two long years right? Of course there is tabloid bs every week but that’s not from Angelina Jolie herself. When is the last time date please when she actually did a magazine article? Not talking about the current movie either?

  35. Isabella says:

    “Exactly be at the top of your game career wise take care of house and home like her and care for mankind then you can talk.”

    Care for mankind?!? What exactly to people think she does when she goes around third war countries? For Christ sake, she does not do any actual life saving things other then go to unfortunate places, speak with some of the local people for couple of minutes, take some publicity photos and leave. Her only job as Goodwill Ambassador is solely to bring publicity to the area that she travels to and even then, most of the media tends to concentrate only on her then the cause.

    I like Angelina Jolie but lets not make her or any other actor/actress like her to be the second coming to the world.

    There are thousand of Doctors without borders, soldiers and volunteers that go to this places and truly do an admirable job that deserves our respect, not someone actor.

  36. Lucky Lue says:

    She’s such a pleasant change from other celebs, who are merely stupid to the point of fearlessness. lol I kept waiting for the point where they ask her if she has any regrets (and maybe they did somewhere among that mass of words) and for her to reply “Of course: a couple of tattoos, and maybe Maddox” and then go on to remind us that she’s kind of destructive, but in a good way – like a tattoo that says “Mom”.

  37. celandine says:

    “I just can’t watch her in action movies anymore. It simply isn’t believable that this thin, scrawny, fragile looking woman is going to kick anybody’s ass.”

    Yeah, that^^.

    She looked ridiculous in Wanted and she looks ridiculous in Salt. AJ’s Lara Croft may have had her boobs pushed to the fore, but at least she had enough meat on her bones to suggest that she might have had a little fight in her.

    It’s also a bit sad that’s she’s trying to rely on her celebrity relationship to sell this movie, rather than the movie itself, which doesn’t exactly suggest quality entertainment.

  38. omondieu says:

    My god, what’s up with her left arm in the second photo?!

  39. lisa says:

    Relationships don’t sell a movie any more then reading about children. All actors talk about their families. People saw this movie because it was a FUN SUMMER FILM. nothing more nothing less.

    It is the strangest thing to me that the people that obviously from their negative take on ALL her movies continue to watch them. That defies reason to me. Actor that I don’t like.. well I don’t waste time out of my life to sit and watch their movies so that I can later trash them.

    She was a STAR before her relationship with Brad..and considering how excited the crowds were to see her. SALT was a fun film.. was not trying to be Oscar bait.. I don’t recall criticism for the men who do action movies. OVER AND OVER.. Those films are far from realistic. Lots of CGI and slow motion capture.. yep so real.. so true to life.

    Can’t wait to read the comments about the guys when the next batch of Super hero films are released.

  40. mln says:

    tee-hee this woman is so controversial for the comments about how horrible it is that she talks about her family and not about how much she loves being an actress. I think what she is saying is that as a woman who has gotten to the top of her field and makes 20$ mill a movie and has an Oscar and worked with the famous directors etc what more is there for her but having core values Family, and humanitarian work good for her. I’ve heard interviews where she is talking about craft etc (oscar roundtable, Charlie Rose)
    As for her mentioning her dead mother you obviously have no concept of what it is to loose a parent relativly young. Of course she would think of her mother and emulate her in alot of ways because is she doesn’t honor and remember her mother no one else will and I don’t think its calculated at all I think she genuinly loves her family, but what if she didn’t talk about them then it would be more Angie hates her kids headlines.
    She can’t win.

  41. snowball says:

    Alright Kaiser, I actually had a DREAM about AJ Saturday night, that’s when I know I’m reading too much about her. :D

    Actually, I was horrified at the thought of the 6 kids, now from 5 years on up, screaming and yelling that they wanted to have friends over – no nannies to help anymore either.

    God, what a frigging nightmare.

    And no UN job to run off to either.

  42. OhCamille! says:

    I thought SALT was great! I think she delivered. I loved the no-sex or sexiness, so refreshing (for once). I’ve commented before that she’s skin & bones with a pretty face, but after seeing the movie I’ve changed my mind. She is really thin, but maybe it is hereditary. She’s lanky with really elongated arms and legs. It’s her feet that convinced me, they’re long and look like size 10s. Of course, IDK what size her feet are, but they looked like a pair of skis. She does look underweight, though. My friend went “string bean” after she had her daughter. (took after her father), maybe AJ does take after her mother as it has been reported.
    I’m glad she’s gotten better at promoting herself. I hated that BBT era. That whole “we just effed in the limo” thing was just embarrassing.
    Love her acting. Loved the movie. Huge fan!

  43. aenflex says:

    Salt was originally supposed to star Tom Cruise. So what does she mean when she said “So when we wanted a real female action hero, we looked towards something that wasn’t written for a woman”? It was always supposed to be Tom Cruise playing Salt, which us modeled after a true story, about a man. From what I understand the change is starring lead was a last minute thing and in no way based on some new creative concept for a more bad ass female lead.

  44. gretchen says:

    ‘The two women I met were sweet-looking, smallish framed, blue-eyed, blonde-haired and looked like they would be running the little store in the high street or teaching in Ohio

    what’s with the condescending attitude Angelina?

  45. Ruffian9 says:

    Well, only one (that I read) comment about ‘husband-stealing’ Angie. What a change. I usually avoid posts about her, much as I like her, due to the ever present bashing. I totally buy whatever she’s selling (yes, she’s selling, they all do. It’s part of the job). I buy her & Brad, the humanitarian stuff, the whole caboodle. I admire her, I don’t ‘worship’ her, but I like her work. I can’t think at the moment of any other actress who can convincingly do a real kick-ass, Bourne-style role. Plus, she has a face for the ages. A true, true, classic beauty.

  46. connie says:

    So when we wanted a real female action hero, we looked towards something that wasn’t written for a woman”?
    it means exactly what she said. it wasn’t written for a woman and the script was changed. I have to agree with other posters, some of you really read into every little thing to disect something negative out of it. I’m only reading and it’s exhausting!

  47. sandy says:

    love angie and everything she stands for.

  48. I like her response about being Bond. Why be a Bond girl when you should be Bond? She’s the star of every movie, not a sidekick.