Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt succeeded in becoming the golden couple after they fell in love during the filming of the movie Mr. & Mrs. Smith. He split from then-wife Jennifer Aniston. But, despite taking their love to the next level with children and a marriage, has that golden polish become tarnished?
Amid rumors that their marriage is crumbling, Brad reportedly is causing Angelina to feel jealous and threatened that she will suffer the same heartbreak as Aniston with his alleged flirtation with his current co-star. Pitt, 52, is immersed in shooting scenes for his new film, Allied, with his stunning co-star Marion Cotillard on the Spanish island of Gran Canaria, reports the Daily Mail.
Brad portrays spy assassin Max Vatan in his new Second World War drama, and changes into a variety of period costumes for the film. Co-starring with the eternally youthful Pitt, Marion, 40, plays French spy Marianne Beausejour. The role gives Cotillard the opportunity to look her best in period hairstyles and dresses.
Brad and Marion have also worked together during the filming of the movie in rural Oxfordshire. Allied tells the tale of two assassins who are drawn together and ultimately fall in love on a war mission in 1942.
Cotillard’s character, Marianne, and Pitt’s character, Max, become attracted to each other when they are tackling a mission to slay a German ambassador in Casablanca. The lovebirds wed and begin a family, and the plot becomes even more dramatic when Max uncovers the possibility that Marianne is a Nazi spy.
Others starring in the war drama are Mean Girls actress Lizzy Caplan and Downton Abbey actor Matthew Goode. Allied is scheduled to be released on November 23.
As for how working on the movie affects Angelina and their flock of children, Pitt is based in England along with Jolie; Maddox, 14; Pax, 12; Zahara, 11; Shiloh, nine; and 7-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne. His family joined him by relocating temporarily in an eight-bedroom, £14,700-per-month house rented in Surrey several months ago.
To help the children adjust to the change in their environment, their new home includes a gym and indoor pool.
But, does Brad’s current relationship with Marion on the set of their movie and the plot itself parallel what happened when he and Angelina worked on Mr. & Mrs. Smith?
Jolie once confessed that she wants her children to view Mr. & Mrs. Smith some day, pointed out Bustle.
“Not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love,” commented Angelina.
In that movie, Jolie and Pitt portrayed John and Jane Smith, two secret assassins hired to kill each other. But, it was their on-set romance that dominated fans’ reaction to the movie. Their chemistry even shows on the blooper reel.
As for the nature of the problems that Jolie and Pitt are now experiencing, the two are battling over their separate goals for their careers, according to sources cited by Design & Trend.
Angelina, 40, is arguing with her husband over their agreement that they will take turns focusing on the children. The arrangement supposedly called for Jolie to play the role of child-minder while Pitt pursued his career goals. Once he had finished a project, then Brad was supposed to swap with Angelina and watch the children while she took her turn seeking to fulfill her professional dreams.
What went wrong? Jolie has wanted to become a director, but after repeatedly sacrificing to help his wife achieve that goal, Pitt feels that he’s done enough, revealed one source.
“They’re at war over who’s looking after the kids since that agreement got blown out the window with her desire to turn her directing career into a success after several failures. This is tearing them apart, but Brad’s got no choice. He’s done more than enough to help her directing career, even risking his own reputation in her schmaltzy flop ‘By the Sea,’ and now it’s time to get back to work.”
But that’s not the only problem in their marriage, according to another insider. Jolie is also battling her own “dark demons,” beginning when she was a “wild child” in her younger days through to going through repeated surgeries to reduce her risk of breast and ovarian cancer.
“Angie has some serious dark demons that have never entirely let go and it is still affecting her life and marriage,” revealed that insider. “Her wild lifestyle when she was younger and her intense surgeries to avoid getting breast and ovarian cancer have taken a toll on her as a person and a life partner.”
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