Not Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman was the first choice opposite Brad Pitt in 'Mr and Mrs Smith'

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jun 10, 2020, 01:34 PM(IST)

Hollywood stars Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman Photograph:( Twitter )

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But would you believe that Angelina Jolie was not the first choice for the film?

It’s been 15 years since Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie put our screens on fire with their smouldering hot chemistry in ‘Mr and Mrs Smith’. The film that became an instant hit thanks to the spy-thriller content and their onscreen chemistry, is probably one of the best works of theirs.

But would you believe that Angelina Jolie was not the first choice for the film? The film first landed on the lap of Hollywood star Nicole Kidman. It’s only when she couldn’t commit her time to the project because she was already busy with filming ‘Stepford Wives’, Angelina was brought in. 

Nicole had a scheduling conflict between the two films and so had to drop out. Soon after, Brad Pitt also decided to step down. Then, the director Doug Liman started putting together a new combination of Hollywood A-listers like Will Smith and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Johnny Depp and cate Blanchett but nothing worked. He then finalised Angelina Jolie and Brad started showing interest in the project again. 

The couple who then stayed together, married, had kids and have now divorced -- even thought of reprising their roles in a sequel. Back in 2010, Angelina stated that both she and Brad would love to be a part of its sequel if there was a good story to tell. 

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