Angelina Jolie Had a ‘Real Big Challenge’ Starring in This Johnny Depp Film

Angelina Jolie is a well-known actor and has worked on popular films like Maleficent. Like many other actors, she has done some work as a filmmaker. She directed By the Sea, and her then-husband Brad Pitt praised her abilities. 

Another celebrity Jolie has worked with is Pirates of the Caribbean actor Johnny Depp. They appeared in The Tourist together as love interests. During an interview, the actor recalled the toughest part of filming. 

Angelina Jolie is a highly successful actor

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Jolie was born on June 4, 1975, in Los Angeles, California. Both of her parents were actors, which inspired her to pursue the same career. Her first film role was in 1982 in a movie titled Lookin’ to Get Out. The actor started to gain popularity in the ’90s. 

In 1998, Jolie starred in the television film Gia, and she won a Golden Globe for her performance. She landed a leading role in The Bone Collector the following year. The actor experienced a rise in fame, which grew when she won an Academy Award for her role in Girl, Interrupted

Many people remember Jolie’s relationship with Pitt. In 2004, the two developed chemistry on the set of Mr. And Mrs. Smith. The couple eventually made their relationship public and got married 10 years later. They had six children together, but the couple divorced after two years of marriage. 

Some of Jolie’s work got inspired by events in her personal life. Now, she is a successful star who is worth millions. Her income comes from acting and product endorsements. 

Angelina Jolie worked alongside Johnny Depp

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The Tourist is a 2010 film that stars Jolie and Depp as the lead characters. It is a romantic thriller about a British woman named Elise.

Inspector John Acheson has the French police follow her throughout Paris in search of her lover, who owes a debt. On a train, Elise meets a teacher named Frank and tricks the police into thinking he is her lover. 

Jolie almost did not join the cast, but they were shooting in a location perfect for a family vacation. Although the movie did not do as well as the actor had hoped, she enjoyed the time she had with the cast. This was the first time Jolie had worked with Depp. 

Both of the actors respect each other’s talents. Jolie found him to be humorous and a nice person. However, she allegedly needed him to use mouthwash before she had to kiss him. 

Angelina Jolie faced a challenge on ‘The Tourist’

At the Box Office, The Tourist flopped and received negative reviews. Overall, Jolie had a positive experience while filming the movie. The star mentioned the best part of working with Depp was that she starred alongside someone who is willing to try new ideas. 

However, Jolie did experience a couple of challenges during the making of The Tourist, such as the mouthwash incident. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jolie had some difficulty approaching her character. The role she played in this film was a lady. 

“And I’ve never played a lady really before — I’ve played a version of a girl. I found it a real big challenge to play somebody that is extremely European, elegant and very pink with little bows and things that were very foreign to me,” Jolie told The Hollywood Reporter. 

Jolie has played various types of characters, like a powerful fairy in Maleficent. However, being an elegant lady was new to her. Still, she does not regret being a part of the production.