Angelina Jolie does her own stunts in 'Salt'
July 22nd, 2010
05:49 PM ET

Angelina Jolie does her own stunts in 'Salt'

Weeks of rumor and speculation proved true at San Diego’s Comic-Con as Angelina Jolie joined her "Salt" cast mates for the Hall H panel Thursday.

Greeted by thousands of enthusiastic fans, a leather-clad Jolie said she was attracted to the character of Evelyn Salt because “something’s a bit off about her…and maybe something’s a bit off about me.”

But aside from that, she also appreciates how the movie doesn't present purely black-and-white scenarios, and, in the end, is ultimately about “what you decide you won’t be pushed to be.”

For co-star Liev Schreiber, one of the best parts about his role was learning what it means to be part of the CIA. The actor met with former agent Valerie Plame, and was impressed by the overwhelming patriotism and genuine love of country that motivates the agents.

Of course, "Salt" is definitely an action flick, but Jolie said this film was actually a departure for her, despite being known for playing tough women and action stars. The difference? "Salt" isn't based in sci-fi or fantasy.

Director Phillip Noyce chimed in to brag about her stunt capability, explaining that there’s “no CGI Angie, no stunt double" - basically, what you see Jolie do is what you get.

"Salt" opens nationwide tonight at midnight.


soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Kendall Daunt

    Great blog love it

    December 5, 2010 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  2. zippy96

    At the end of the film – "Salt" – what country was Evelyn Salt dropped in?

    July 26, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mdm Rue

    She is not a "great person". She broke the woman pact – she fooled around with another woman's husband. Women who do that have no female friends.

    July 23, 2010 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • bj

      They say they waited until Jen and Brad broke up; I believe them. As a woman, I fully support Angelina. Why be judgmental? We only live once. It looks like they are the real deal, so good for them.

      July 24, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Marky

    Can't wait to see this movie! Love Angie's acting and think she is amazing in her stunt work. She is a fearless actress and a person who has the guts to do her own scenes. Also love action, so it should be great!

    July 23, 2010 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
  5. Johnny C

    Sure, she does her own stunts.....but has Angelina ever sprawled out over a satin bed with nothing put a pound of bacon and two sunny-side-up-eggs covering her? Didn't think so.

    Oh, and Tony Soprano makes an appearance too (in the movie). Enjoy!

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DGSUqS0jJE&w=640&h=390]

    July 22, 2010 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Al Vogue

      hahaha...wheres the gravy? Nice...will have to check out. I love Gandolfini.

      July 22, 2010 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom Tom

      Don't forget the toast!!! haha....looks like it has an Anonioni slant to it

      July 22, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marky

      Wow, can't wait for school to start so the teenyboppers will get off the sites and quit trolling. You are soooo grown-up, you pathetic idiots.

      July 23, 2010 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Lyndsay Waggs

      Yeah Marky....because anyone who is reading about Angelina Jolie doing her own stunts at 3:45 in the morning defines maturity.

      Plus, it's summer!

      July 23, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • bwana

      Mmmmm! Breakfast...

      July 23, 2010 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 22, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. cheneetot08

    Angelina is really pretty.Respected by a lot of people and has a good heart.

    July 22, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jean

    Go Angie!!

    July 22, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  9. bj

    I agree. She's an inspiration: a great actor, mother, and humanitarian.

    July 22, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Billie Little

    Angelina rocks! I love it that she is her own person and doesn't live by the judgment of other people. I admire her work, her life and her fierce independence. That she does her own stunts is just an added bonus. As a fellow woman, I feel proud of her strength, intelligence and determination.

    July 22, 2010 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |

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