Brad: Well, again the assassin thing is secondary to me, because the movie plays so much more on the level of relationships and that was sort of just the backdrop or a metaphor or I can't think of the word. But...having said that, she’s a damn good shot. I'm a damn good shot as well.
Angelina: I'd say the same. What makes a good assassin? Should I know the answer to that? Obviously, it's a film and it's our metaphor for marriage and it's kind of wild, crazy one, but I think it's a good one. And I think what makes a good assassin, I don't know. But at the end of the day it is interesting to see two people have to learn how to be a team. And I think that's the interesting thing about the film. We are both very good with weapons.
Brad: And also the idea about assassins, it's sort of an 80's concept about film. In this thing, it's kind of the thing we'd use for a husband and wife who wanted to literally kill each other. So instead of killing themselves with words or psychologically, this time we're gonna literally put a gun in their hands.
Q: Brad, how did you feel fighting a woman?
Brad: I felt good. I felt very good. [laughs] I took some shots… But again, the thing is not to be taken literally. We could go as far as we wanted to go and it's definitely one of the best sequences of the film. It became representative of how we take each other out in some form or another.
Angelina: I wasn't upset about that. [laughs] It's a strange thing we all do for a living and at the end of the day it's a really fun script. It's about love and marriage so it has all of those things in it. And I dunno, it's got all the elements to make a great film so it was fun to do.
Q: Angelina, you've never done a romantic comedy before. What was it like? Angelina: I was really uncomfortable and I was really unsure of myself, because I've never really done one. But everybody on this panel made me feel comfortable. I got scared.
Brad: Yet she came up with the funniest jokes in the jam sessions.
Q: Who is the best shot? Angelina: We will debate this forever.
Brad: We're going to start fighting again.
Angelina: Not a good thing to ask us.
Q: Where have you gotten these skills? Angelina: Throughout my life. [laughs]
Brad: Well, at one point there was another actress and she had to drop out. And then we certainly had a great contender with Angelina, because it was really important that "Mr." and "Mrs." had some form of equality. What I mean by that, when you have fight scenes when you're literally punching the s**t out of each other, you have to believe they are very evenly matched…
Q: Brad, how did you achieve the chemistry on screen? Brad: Between me and Vince [Vaughn]? [laughs] We didn't need any chemistry; we'd just look into each other's eyes. It caused a lot of discomfort, but Vince and I got over the worst and we're resigned to be just friends. And we respect each other professionally and that's all I have to say about it.
Q: Is there a future? Brad: Is there a future? I dunno.
Q: Why have you died your hair blonde, Brad? Brad: I just was concerned that I wasn't getting enough publicity. I wanted to do something to draw more attention. [laughs]
Angelina: That's only slightly personal.
Brad: Ok, next? Again, as I laid it out, it's just a think tank of us throwing in bits and pieces from our own relationships and having a good laugh over it. As far as the other one, I'm abstaining.
Angelina: Yeah, me too.
Brad: But if you want, about Vince Vaughn. He's a good lover. He makes wonderful eggs benedict. [laughs] But I hate his morning breath. Toenails, wish he'd clip them.
Q: Obviously, this movie is surrounded by an incredible machine. It must have been like an experience you never had. How do you put it behind you and concentrate on the work? Brad: I don't see the approach different from any other film. You go in and try and make the film work. Make some good friends along the way. And this one we cracked, I believe.
Angelina : Doug [Liman] is causing the problem. It's crazy that there is any attention that is put around us considering all the other things that are going on the world. You understand certain gossip. You understand certain things about films, things like that. But certainly this one has been ridiculous to how much attention has been paid. But does anybody here focus about it? We're all smart enough to know it shouldn't be part of our consciousness and we should focus on our lives and our families and our jobs and just try to pretend it's not there. It's unhealthy too.
Q: Which kind of romantic comedy do you love? Brad: Romantic comedies, we talked a lot about The Philadelphia Story, which was one of our favorites. For the exquisite banter and the eloquent writing and brilliant performances. That was probably the bar in my book…
Q: How important is freedom of speech to both of you? Brad: Freedom of speech? I believe it's everything. I believe everyone should have it. I think Angie will speak much more on it.
Angelina: I think freedom of speech is important, but I think we can also be very sloppy with it within our present times with how we interpret things. I think sometimes there is so much that we don't even really hear each other and miss important things and it becomes just excitable news. And the idea that freedom of speech is misused and turned into something that is shocking and shallow and not what it is really meant to be.
Angelina: Now, I don't think you can answer anything like that. If you were to ask me to today, not today, but I don't know, you never know. I think a more interesting answer to that would be if we were to take them to the next evolution it would be that they can take on anything, but a bunch of little kids would take them on. And I think there is something beautiful about that because we all know about children. No matter how tough they are that would be their greatest challenge.
Brad: I'm sorry; I have no answer to that. It always comes down to script and if the script works there is a possibility, but who can say at this point.
Q: What is next for both of you?
Brad: I'm doing into a thing with Andrew Dominic this fall called “The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.”
Angelina: I'm going to a thing that Robert De Niro is directing called “The Good Shepherd.”
June 6th, 2005
(Unthinkable – Alicia Keyes)
He watched Angelina move on, turning only as Lindsay Lohan stopped in front of him. “Whoa! This is overwhelming!” she breathed. “And it’s not even my premiere!”
Caressing her stomach and the navel he’d teased. Running the fingers of one hand along one thigh, she allowed them to move toward the secret passage covered in a single manicure strip of soft dark hair. Her finger played delicately around the object of his intense gaze, dipping in to tease before she raised the hand to her lips, sucking each finger, her tongue moving along each digit before drawing them into her mouth. Hips still swaying, she held her arms out to him beckoning him like a siren to a sailor.