Since collaborating with Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have been attracted to one other.

When Angelina Jolie saw Pitt in the role of a specific character, she wasn’t shy about expressing her displeasure.

Angelina Jolie was taken aback when she first met Brad Pitt.

Angelina Jolie

Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s films have always played an important role in their relationship. Collaboration on a film, for example, was what first brought them together. In the 2005 spy thriller Mr. And Mrs. Smith, Jolie first worked with the future father of her children. The Pitt Jolie eventually worked with was not the Pitt she anticipated meeting.

“Brad was a huge surprise to me,” she said in a 2007 interview with Vogue. “I, like most people, had a very distant impression of him from . . . the media. I am just as guilty!”

At the time, both stars were happily single. But, sometimes along the way, Angelina Jolie began to develop feelings for her co-star.

“Because of the film we ended up being brought together to do all these crazy things, and I think we found this strange friendship and partnership that kind of just suddenly happened,” Angelina Jolie said. “I think a few months in I realized, God, I can’t wait to get to work. Whether it was shooting a scene or arguing about a scene or gun practice or dance class or doing stunts—anything we had to do with each other, we just found a lot of joy in it together and a lot of real teamwork.”

Angelina Jolie wasn’t attracted to Brad Pitt anymore after seeing him in ‘Burn After Reading’

The Coen brothers directed the 2008 film Burn After Reading, which stars Brad Pitt and Frances McDormand. In the dark comedy film, Pitt starred as eccentric gym trainer Chad Feldheimer, who unintentionally discovers vital CIA material. Chad and his coworker will soon try to benefit from the information.

Pitt’s new role captivated Angelina Jolie. But she was also put off by Pitt’s in-character appearance at the time.

“Angie was really intrigued by Chad. She hasn’t seen it yet. But she saw me in the gym gear and said, ‘This is the first time I can honestly say I’m not attracted to you whatsoever,’” Pitt recalled in an interview with Rolling Stone. “She brings him up a lot. She doesn’t see a lot movies, and she keeps bringing this one up. She’s really curious about Chad Feldheimer.”

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie because of the film ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’

Another film that may have briefly impacted the pair was David Fincher and Brad Pitt’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. The film was based on the novel of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Pitt portrayed a figure who aged backward, being born old and growing younger as time passed. Pitt’s relationship with Angelina Jolie suffered as a result of the film, which caused him to dwell on his own life and mortality.

“Angie and I do not fight anymore,” he said. “What occurred to me on this film, and also with the passing of her mother, is that there’s going to come a time when I’m not going to get to be with this person anymore. I’m not going to get to be with my children anymore. Or friends, people I love and respect. And so, if we have a flare-up, it evaporates now.”