Angelina Jolie, the well-known actress, is currently encountering a range of difficulties with her latest movie, “Mr And Mrs Smith.” The film has encountered problems like setbacks, disagreements, and negative media coverage. Additionally, Angelina’s private life continues to be a topic of fascination for tabloid newspapers. Although she expressed her desire to move away from the entertainment industry, Angelina has not made any definite decisions yet. However, she stays firm and steadfast in the face of adversity. As she nears her thirtieth birthday, Angelina shares her resolute determination with GQ.
The journey from Hotel Bel-Air to City of Industry is a lengthy one spanning 35 miles, and the traffic can be pretty dull. You’ll have to navigate through multiple freeways, overpasses, and off-ramps. On her route, Angelina drives from the lavish Stone Canyon Road where she once sat next to Warren Christopher to the vast suburban area of the San Gabriel Valley. To relax during the ride, Angelina likes to kick back in her SUV and enjoy a delicious Coffee Bean Mocha Freezer. She also finds switching lanes aimlessly quite enjoyable.
The City of Industry, once used for farming purposes, is now a bustling center filled with commercial establishments like strip malls, trading estates, and factory outlets. One fascinating sight in the area is a McDonald’s that has never served a Happy Meal, a common occurrence in different parts of Los Angeles County, serving as movie sets exclusively. Hollywood superstar Angelina Jolie is also currently in California for some film projects, dividing her time between Buckinghamshire, New York, and Cambodia. During her stay, she resides at the opulent Bel-Air hotel and travels daily to the City of Industry. Her destination is a hangar where director Doug Liman is finishing up shooting for the much-awaited action-comedy movie titled “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” produced by 20th Century Fox.
After a challenging and eventful journey, the romantic comedy movie has finally finished filming. Despite initial disagreements and uncertainties, Angelina Jolie revealed that the film transformed into an exciting summer blockbuster. The production began in early 2004, but it took over a year to complete due to various obstacles. Unlike the 1941 Alfred Hitchcock film with the same title, which focused on an invalid marriage resulting from a clerical mistake, this new adaptation offers a fresh and unconventional storyline. The movie tells the story of John and Jane Smith (portrayed by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie), a married couple who are both undercover assassins assigned to kill each other, but they grow tired of their mundane lives.
Initially, the plan for the movie “Mr and Mrs Smith” was to give it a similar vibe as movies like “Prizzi’s Honor” or “The War of the Roses”. However, during the production phase, the direction of the film took a different turn. As a result, people have started comparing “Mr and Mrs Smith” with “True Lies”, an action-packed movie about a spy and his wife who fight against terrorists. The incorporation of intense shoot-outs and explosions has transformed “Mr and Mrs Smith” into a combination of dark humor, action, and blockbuster elements. Angelina Jolie faced difficulty in defining the dynamics between the characters while filming the movie, leading to various discussions about the tone of the film. Eventually, they decided to move away from the initial comedic vision and moved towards a more dangerous and intense approach.
Luckily, the person in charge of directing the movie, Doug Liman, has a reputation for expertly combining humor and action in his previous works like “Swingers” and “The Bourne Identity.” On the set, Liman exudes confidence and ease. They’ve built an exact replica supermarket in the hangar, complete with vibrant items neatly arranged on shelves. Above the products, eight Navy SEALs are suspended, armed and ready to handle any situation. The crew members wear earpieces and utility belts while they meticulously work on their respective technical tasks, creating an organized but hectic environment.