Just one day after the London premiere of Salt, Angelina Jolie lit up the red carpet in a cleavage-baring sparkly white Pamella Roland cocktail at the film’s Paris premiere on Aug. 17, 2010.
Jolie, 35, sported a chic up-do while posing for photos and signing autographs for fans at Le Grand Rex theater in Paris. A pale-looking Angelina has been drawing mixed reviews for her fashion style this week, after some tabloids voiced criticism of the drab, shapeless Amanda Wakeley gown she wore in London.
Critics say Jolie’s up-do ages her and her ill-fitting floor-length gown in London hid her svelte physique. The rail-thin Angelina has also come under fire for looking skinner than ever lately, no doubt due to her heavy travel and promotion schedule during the past month.
Angelina, who has hinted that a Salt sequel is in the works, says her six children had a lot of fun visiting her on the set of the spy thriller.
“I would bring them in early in the mornings and I’d let them use the fake blood,” Jolie told reporters. “So we play together, they try on my wigs, they play with the blood.”
Angelina, who previously starred in the high-octane action Lara Croft films (2001 and 2003), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (2005) and Wanted (2008), says her young children understand that the props are fake and used for acting, not real life.
“They know it’s all silly!” Jolie laughed. “They test the harnesses and we have them flying around. They know what it is.”
Jolie, who followed a high-carb diet and trained 3 hours a day for three months to prep for the intense action scenes in Salt, says her cooking skills — which she had previously described as non-existent — have improved recently.
“I’m getting better,” she says. “My kids are very patient. When I try to cook they go overboard and say, ‘This is really good Mom!’ We go through so much food in our house. We joke about it.”
Meanwhile, Angelina is continuing to flex her box-office muscles. To date, Salt has grossed $187.3 million worldwide since its July 23, 2010 release.
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