Being around Angelina Jolie is “a little bit” like being in the circus, according to her “A Mighty Heart” co-star Dan Futterman. He “felt bad” for the Oscar-winning actress.
“(Jolie is) a very smart, capable woman who I think is just afflicted by the kind of crowds that she attracts,” he told us at the Paris Theatre premiere of “The Looming Tower.” Futterman played opposite Jolie in the 2007 movie about decapitated journalist Daniel Pearl. Even in India, he recalled Jolie being a superstar who couldn’t walk the streets.
“At the time me and Angie would pile into a van in Bombay and we would go into a street corner and shoot a scene and slowly people would realize what was going on and try to crowd in and we’d drive somewhere else,” he said. “It’s too bad.”
When “A Mighty Heart” was filming, Jolie and Brad Pitt were still a couple and had five children. The power couple soon after adopted a sixth -– not that life wasn’t already tricky enough for Jolie.
“I think it’s an affliction for someone like that,” Futterman said about the pressure Jolie deals with every day.
“She’s so smart and good at what she does yet she can’t be like a normal person,” he said. “I felt bad for her. It’s weird.”
The 50-year-old actor, who won a Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar for his writing work on the 2005 film “Capote,” also got to work with superstar Jennifer Lopez in 2002’s “Enough.”
Futterman recalled that J.Lo didn’t mind being followed around on set by Chris Judd, to whom she was married from 2001 to 2003.
“He was around a lot, they seemed very into each other, so that was occupying a certain part of her brain,” he recalled. “But she was a total sweetheart on set. I felt extremely comfortable with her.”