Jolie and Pearl started with a play date
Angelina Jolie's role as Mariane Pearl, the widow of murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, in the upcoming A Mighty Heart has everything to do with magazine interviews. A new piece in the May 8 issue of Glamour reveals Mariane decided to contact Angie after reading about her, suggesting the pair could get together over a play date with Angie's son Maddox and Mariane's son Adam.
Angie says she was “really nervous, thinking, ‘She’s such an intelligent European woman — what are we going to do together?’ So we went to this serious, European, existential play — it seemed like the right thing (and it was supposed to be okay for kids). But Adam and Mad got antsy, and finally halfway through, to each other’s relief, we were both like, ‘Do you want to get out of here?’ ”
That led to the inevitbale movie discussions. Pearl says she met with Brad Pitt about making A Mighty Heart even before he got involved with Angelina. “I wasn’t even sure I wanted to do a movie,” Pearl tells the magazine. “But when I met Brad — well, out of all the studios, he was the only one who had actually read the book!”
Oh that Brangelina ... so well-read and charismatic! It makes it so hard to dislike them.