Earlier today at the junket for the Sony Pictures conspiracy action-thriller Salt, ComingSoon.net had a chance to speak with actress Angelina Jolie, and we were curious on her reasons for leaving Wanted 2 despite the filmmakers trying to figure out a way to bring her character Fox back. (SPOILER: If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you may want to stop reading here.)
“Being dead makes it difficult,” she confirmed. “They were (trying to bring me back) but I kind of feel like if I die in a movie, I should die actually. I’m that way, and that character is not as complex as Salt. It would just be doing the exact same thing in another movie, so it’s not that interesting to me.”
There’s been a lot of talk about Jolie possibly playing Egyptian queen Cleopatra in a musical directed by Steven Soderbergh or playing the witch Maleficent in Tim Burton’s reimagining of the Sleeping Beauty tale, but it doesn’t look like either is immediately on the horizon for the actress. “It got out that we may be doing them, but we’re so in the early stages,” she told us. “Neither one has a script, but I’ve loved Malificent since I was a little girl, so when I heard somebody may be doing it, I was the first one to try to (get it). I would love to work with (Tim Burton), it would be a dream to work with him. I think he’s just extraordinary.”
Meanwhile, Salt opens on Friday, July 23, and we’ll have more from the interview with Jolie before then.