“Mr. and Mrs. Smith” marks the meeting between Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, as well as the beginning of their love story. In 2005, in the columns of “Vogue”, the actress confided in the birth of their friendship and the moment when everything changed…
Mr. and Mrs. Smith : a high-octane action-comedy
After directing the comedy swingers and the action movie The memory in the skinDoug Liman decides to crossing the two genres in 2005 with Mr. and Mrs. Smith. In line with The total ! and its remake True Liesbut also of The Wars of the Rosesthe film opens with a couple’s therapy session for Jane (Angelina Jolie) and John Smith (Brad Pitt).
The passion for their marriage has faded and as soon as they return home, the spouses resume their particularly boring routine. Moments for two that completely clash with their working days, since Jane and John are two fearsome killers employed by two competing agencies. The problem is that neither of them knows the real job of the other. When they find themselves having to eliminate the same target, they take the opportunity to settle their many grievances, which results in a muscular confrontation.
Vince Vaughn, Adam Brody, Kerry Washington, Michelle Monaghan and Keith David complete the cast of Mr. and Mrs. Smithwhich marks the meeting on screen between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, as well as the beginning of their love story…
“We ended up doing all this crazy stuff together”
When the filming of the film begins in January 2004, Brad Pitt is in a relationship with Jennifer Aniston. Angelina Jolie is single and mother of little Maddox, whom she adopted in Cambodia two years earlier. In 2006, while the headliners of Mr. and Mrs. Smith formalized their relationship, the actress remembers during an interview for voguecited by TV Star :
I wasn’t sure exactly where Brad was in his personal life, but it was clear he was living with…someone he loved and respected. (…) I think we were the last people looking for an adventure. For my part, I was not at all, I was rather happy to be a single mother.
The duo befriends by sharing moments on shooting ranges, but also by training in dance. Angelina Jolie adds:
Because of the movie, we ended up doing all this crazy stuff together and I think we discovered this strange friendship, which happened out of the blue. Everything we did together brought us a lot of joy (…) we became a kind of tandem.
Additional filming dates where everything changes
Once the filming is over, the actress and her on-screen partner would each have resumed their lives on their side. They met nevertheless for additional shots organized in Italy during the summer of 2004. It was at this time that the magic would have truly operated between themand that they would have fallen into each other’s arms, thanks in part to Maddox according to Angelina Jolie:
One day, God knows why, Maddox called him “dad”. It was amazing. We were playing with him and his cars on the floor of a hotel room. We both heard it, neither of us said anything, but we looked at each other. It was probably the most crucial moment, when he decided that we would all be a family.
A few months later, in January 2005, Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt announced their breakup.