THE POD THAT BOB
Copyright 2000 World Entertainment News Network
[ January 1st 2001 ]
Bob Thornton couldn't visit wife actress wife
Angelina Jolie while she was filming "Tomb Raider"
in London, because he's scared of antiques! The
"Girl, Interrupted" star says the eccentric Thornton
would be terrified at the sight of all the old
furniture and pictures that are surrounding her.
Jolie says, "He's never been to Europe. And he's
also got a problem with antiques. So England's
not the choice location for him. Those paintings
could do it. And he couldn't have those chairs.
Or this porcelain teacup." But Jolie admits to
finding her new husband's quirky phobia quite
"It's pretty funny. I'm like, 'Maybe we can just
pick him up at the airport in a really old taxi
and, like, take him to some really old hotel.
Bring him to Buckingham Palace.'" Jolie thinks
her husband's bizarre rituals and compulsions
are cute, because they remind her she's actually
quite normal. Thornton's days are spent carrying
out a number of bizarre rituals such as eating
only orange food, and living in constant fear
of flying and antiques. But far from thinking
her hubby's a nut, Jolie finds it quite comforting,
because it makes her seem relatively sane. "I
think the compulsions and stuff, maybe they help
me artistically. It does take a lot of energy
to do that during the day.
just laughs at me all the time. I do things like
I have to make shapes on the roof of my mouth
with my tongue, and we'll be walking down the
street and I'll be making these faces, and she'll
is so in love with husband Thornton that, even
if he left her, her feelings wouldn't change.
Jolie married Thornton in a sudden Las Vegas ceremony
last May, and says nothing can ever change her
love for him, even him leaving her. Jolie says,
"I trust it. I trust what we have. I know that
if he suddenly wanted to leave tomorrow, I'm permanently
in love with this man. I just care that he's out
there. It doesn't matter. And nobody can take
away what I have with him, even if he wanted to
be somewhere else. It would break my heart, but
I always want him to be happy."