Mr. & Mrs. Smith was special for both Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. And we mean it both personally and professionally. It is well known that the couple met on the film’s set and that’s where they struck the chord. Brad even ended up taking divorce with Jennifer Aniston. But did you know Angelina wasn’t the first choice for the film? Below is the scoop you need.
If rumours are to be believed, the Aquaman actress Nicole Kidman was the initial choice for the film. However, it was her schedule conflict that made her drop out of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. For the unversed, Nicole was also working on Stepford Wives around the same time. Soon, Brad Pitt opted out too! But that’s not it, Pirates Of The Caribbean actor Johnny Depp was approached too!
Yes, you heard that right. Once Brad exit the project, the makers aggressively began their casting search. Multiple Hollywood pairs were considered like Men In Black fame Will Smith and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Johnny Depp and Cate Blanchett were approached too! However, none of these worked out and finally, it was Angelina Jolie who was signed.
When Brad Pitt heard of the Maleficent actress being associated with the project, he was back at it. Looks like our Fury actor had been excited about working with Angelina Jolie way before. And who knew they would turn out to be a couple by the end of the Mr. & Mrs. Smith sets?
Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 action-comedy flick. The film witnessed Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt as a couple struggling with their marriage. They finally opt for counselling only to realise they’re both secret assassins from rival agencies. Furthermore, they had been ordered to kill each other.