Jolie & Pitt dropped 'personal' Mr. & Mrs. Smith sequel
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt dropped out of plans for a Mr. & Mrs. Smith sequel when they realised the script would mirror their real-life romance.
Jolie admits she "fell in love" with her current partner on the set of the 2005 film, even though he was married to Jennifer Aniston at the time. They later became romantically involved after Pitt's marriage ended, and many saw their onscreen roles as married spies as a precursor to their real-life romance.
The Hollywood actress admits the couple, who now has six kids together, had been in talks to revive their roles for a follow-up, but they dismissed the idea after the storyline suggestions became too "personal".
She tells Vanity Fair magazine, "People have tried. And it's strange: do we have kids in the movie? We've thought about that, but it becomes personal now that we actually have kids. And if we work on it, we pull from our own life, which is funny to us, but you feel strange sharing too much. We did ask somebody to look into Mr. & Mrs. to see if they could crack a sequel, but there wasn't anything original. It was just, Well, they're going to get married, or they've got kids, or they get separated. Never great."
But Jolie is adamant she wants to share the screen with her current partner again - as long as they can find a babysitter for their children.
She adds, "I'd love to. We've talked about it. We'd have to figure out who's going to watch the kids, but it's really about finding the right thing, because we've looked. When you're a couple, there are certain things people don't want to see you do. It becomes too indulgent, too personal. I don't think people want to see people who are really together intimate on-screen. Maybe we have to play bad guys that try to kill each other, so it's just fun and aggressive, not dealing with some man-woman deal."