Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie, who fulfilled her dream of playing a secret agent like
, says there is a whole world out there of lovely, sweet women “that you can’t imagine being put in a dangerous situation, but they really are”.
Jolie has gone de-glam for her role as Evelyn Salt, a CIA agent in the film. Known for her research, the 35-year-old star left no stone unturned for this one either.
“We talked to a lot of women in the CIA. They are just these lovely, sweet women that you can't imagine being put in a dangerous situation,” the stunning Jolie, who flies planes and rides bikes in real life, said in an e-mail interaction with the media.
Jolie found that the job takes a toll on the personal lives of women secret agents. “I talked to a woman, who was a former operative. She said it was such a relief when she left the agency as her whole relationship with her husband changed after years of not being able to communicate anything (to her family),” added the Academy Award winner.
After interacting with real spies, Jolie feels enlightened. “When we first approached the idea, we thought it was a bit of a fantasy. But as we got more information, we discovered it was more real than we could have guessed,” said the actress.
) is a bit like the
Bond and Bourne
(series). I was in a meeting with Amy Pascal (Sony Pictures co-chairman) a few years ago when it came up in conversation that she was getting ready to make one of the new James Bond films. I playfully said, 'I want to be Bond'. That was our little joke, and then she found this project,” Jolie said.
Jolie, who will be seen jumping from roof tops, locomotives and kicking people, also has a penchant for action.
“Salt fights aggressively in face-to-face combat. In some action movies, that I’ve done, there’s been a temptation to make the action nice... my character doesn’t use her sexuality to get anything,” she said.