July 22nd, 2010
05:49 PM ET
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.
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