LICKS HER WOUNDS
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[ June 13th 2001 ]
Raider star Angelina Jolie, currently weaving
her way through a gruelling week of media interviews
to herald Friday's public premiere of the Paramount
Pictures motion picture, speaks to TV Online about
working with father Jon Voight, padded bliss and
the injuries sustained while on set:
a very unique experience to get to work with your
parent," she says. "I think we were probably both
nervous for each other... because it meant so
much to us. But when he showed up, I was a little
more calm. I would be getting dressed up and trying
to look tough, and Dad had this really silly pig
toy that he would wind up and send it walking
in my room." Gesturing at her chest, Jolie wryly
mentions that "dressing up" as Lara meant packing
a padded bra in her gear. "I am a 36C," she shares.
"In the film, I am a 36D. In the game, she's something
like a 40 double-D. That was a little too cartoonish.
So, I had a bit of a padded bra, but it wasn't
so far off I was woman enough to handle the role."
carried that extra cushioning up front (and not
quite enough in other places) during the shoot,
the actress says her kick-ass action sequences
took their toll. "I definitely have some scars
from this film," she says. "Also, the braid kept
hitting me in the face! But I was surprised that
I had better physical ability than I had thought.
"When I was in training," Jolie continues, "there
was one night I was sitting in the bathtub with
all my bruises and a little cut knee crying, 'What
am I doing? I'm not going to be able to pull this
off.' But it's a great feeling to be physical.
It helps with my fearlessness and I've always
been ridiculously fearless."