This part is about Mr.&Mrs. Smith and the gossips about Brad and Angelina

“One of my favorite scenes from the movie,” Angie said, “is where they’re having dinner and they’re not talking and they have a conversation and it’s about peas.”
“It was a study in partnership and the things that go wrong and the things we fight through,” she said. “At the end of the day, it’s: Can they work as a team? And do they have each other’s back?”

She and her co-star, Brad Pitt, did while preparing for the movie, she told me. “We went to gun training, which is actually one of the most dangerous things two actors can do. We would go to rifle ranges and actually compete with each other.”

“Who was a better shot?” I asked.

“I think we were pretty evenly matched,” she said. “We each had our favorite gun.” Hers, the pump shotgun. His, “I don’t remember. A semi-automatic, maybe.

“They would have these obstacle courses, and you have to learn to enter rooms and shoot at moving targets, get from one wall to another and protect yourself. They had us do it together—which is, if you don’t know somebody really well, when you’re holding loaded shotguns, and you’re back-to-back—”

They were using live ammunition, she said. “You had to trust each other to cross under or over and only move when the other person moves, so the trust, when somebody’s got a loaded gun at your back.… It made us trust each other quickly, you know?

“A lot of [the movie] is metaphors,” she told me.

During the filming of the movie, a scandal erupted over the question of whether Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt had had an offscreen romance, possibly contributing to the January 7 breakup of Pitt’s marriage to the actress and former Friends star Jennifer Aniston.

“It’s obviously been difficult with all this bullshit going on,” said Angie.

“Eyewitnesses,” the trusty sources of tabloids, were quoted as saying that Pitt admired Angie’s political activism and was very attentive to Maddox on the set. Which could just mean he’s a nice guy.

“I’ve been tied to everybody I ever worked with,” Angie said resignedly.
When I asked how the current tabloid mania had been affecting her, she said, “I live in England,” with an elegant shrug. “When [Pitt and Aniston] separated, I was in Niger in a place where there are no newspapers and nobody gossips.”
And there has been a lot of baseless gossip, almost not worth repeating; but we did talk about it. I asked her about the rumor that Aniston overheard her and Pitt having phone sex. “Absolute bullshit,” she said. One report quoted her saying that she had been merely “a shoulder for Brad to cry on.” “If you track that, it was printed from a British journalist who says that a friend said that Angie said that she was a shoulder to cry on.” She said she had her lawyers “send word to” Aniston and Pitt that she never said anything like that.

As for the picture of her and Pitt in Italy, walking along embracing, she asked, “You mean the picture from the movie? If you look closely, it looks like my hand is in his shirt ‘cause they’ve actually moved two pictures together.” (The Star ran the shot on a January cover, with headline type over the wayward hand.) “I called the studio and said, Don’t you guys have a still where the camera’s in frame? They did some damage control. I didn’t pay attention.

“I knew nothing about their marriage,” she said. “All I know is they seem like wonderful people and wonderful friends and they seem like—I wish people could learn from them and how they seem to obviously be so close and—”

“They seem like they’re getting back together,” I said.

“Yeah,” she said. “Maybe.”

Aniston filed for divorce on March 25.

Source: Vanity Fair, 2005.

#TGIF everyone!😊Here’s little video #wip I’m working on for the “Crime on Canvas” art show in Las Vegas during the Life is Beautiful Music & Art Festival Sept. 22nd - 25th!😚💋❤️ Make sure you turn on the sound to hear the song!!🎧😊 I specifically played the song “Lips” to motivate me! 💋😚😚💋 I did some #AngelinaJolie channeling for this puckered pouty pair of lips!!😁💖💖 I hope you all have some super exciting or really relaxing plans for this weekend 😁 I’ll be trying to sneak in a little relaxation in between my painting this weekend for all my cool projects coming up!😍💖 #camilladerrico #popsurrealism #art #artwork #artists #exhibition #lifeisbeautiful #lasvegas #vivelasvegas #music #festival #cur8l8r #MModerngallery #zappos #hifructose #fineart #surreal #painting #whathappensinvegasstaysinvegas

Celebrating #tombraider20
Here are some of the times Ive been Lara Croft for work and events…as well as my illustration of Jolie as Croft.
Top right: Guinness Book of Records
Bottom Left: Working as Croft at Dreamworld themepark 2004.
Middle bottom and right: Cosplaying conventions.
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Ann Curry: The chemistry between the two of you — acting or natural?

Angelina Jolie: Natural.

Curry: Why do you think you worked together so well? Because I’m telling you, I’m watching the movie, it just seems you’re comfortable with each other in your roles.

Jolie: We did work together surprisingly well, more than I thought we would, because I didn’t know before we met if we would actually work together really well, and we had a great time.

Curry: You have said, “To be intimate with a married man, when my own father cheated on my mother, is not something I could forgive. I could not look at myself in the morning if I did that.”

Jolie: Yeah, that’s right.

Curry: That says a lot.

Jolie: Yeah, well, I wouldn’t be attracted to a man who would cheat on his wife.

Curry: Have you been hurt?

Jolie: No, it takes a lot to hurt me.

Curry: Are you being just a tough girl?

Jolie: No, no, no, I’ve just grown up too much to be hurt by what people’s opinion of my love life is.  That doesn’t hurt me.  You know, attack my child, that hurts me. You know, it doesn’t hurt me.  It is what it is.  I’m more annoyed when, because of all of it, I try to take my son on a carousel yesterday, and we’ve got too many people flashing pictures for him to have a good time.  That bothers me. But you know, I don’t read the gossip. But it is never nice to be caught up in a whirlwind of a bunch of stuff and the world feeling they have an opinion about your life and your family.

Curry: Why not just say it now and not let anybody keep talking about it?

Jolie: I’ve never intentionally hurt…

Curry: Why not just say what’s going on, so nobody keeps putting a camera in your face?

Jolie: It’s not about that. And you and I both know that I could make a thousand statements right now, and it doesn’t matter.  It really doesn’t matter.

Curry: People will still…

Jolie: They will. People will say what they want to say, and it’s okay.  And my life will go on, and I need to focus on my life.  So, do I need to defend that I’m a decent woman?  I sure hope I don’t.  I know I am.

Curry: I admire you for saying it’s nobody’s business when you could so easily just make the paparazzi go away.

Jolie: No, you can’t.

Curry: You just don’t think you can. Do they scare you, the paparazzi?

Jolie: Do they scare me?

Curry: They hunt you.

Jolie: You know, I’ve spent the last month in Pakistan and Sierra Leone in places they should be focusing on taking pictures.  They’re nowhere.  You know, I’ve just come back to New York.  I’ve been gone a month.  And so now they’re going to get me on a carousel.

Curry: Well, what about this picture for which a paparazzi photographer got half a million dollars. A long lens pictures of you in Africa with Brad.  I mean, this is insane.  I would say it’s insane.  What do you say it is?

Jolie: You know, you bought it.  You’re holding it.

Curry: I didn’t buy it.

Jolie: But I mean the fact is, it’s part of your program.  It’s something that we’re talking about. Still. That’s probably why he got half a million dollars. That day needs to forever be a day that I made a sand castle with my son.  And that’s what that will always be.

Curry: What do you want to say to Americans on what we should be thinking about?

Jolie: I don’t have the answer for what anyone should be focusing on. I make it a point not to buy certain magazines, not because I am against tabloids or things like that, but I want to fill my mind with valid issues in the world. I’d like there to be less refugees. I’d like all girls to go to school. That’s what we need to be thinking about, and working on making our own families good and strong and our own kids happy. Not to cloud our minds with things that don’t matter.

TODAY, 2005.

“You had to trust each other to cross under or over and only move when the other person moves, so the trust, when somebody’s got a loaded gun at your back … it made us trust each other quickly”. - Angelina Jolie-Pitt

Angelina says she and Brad Pitt share a common trust – gained during gun practice while preparing for their roles as married assassins in Mr. and Mrs. Smith, the actress tells Vanity Fair.

PEOPLE Magazine, 2005.