A Cambodian, an Ethiopian, and Angelina Jolie walk into a bar…unfortunately, there’s no punchline here. This actually happened.
Angelina Jolie took her six kids to a Scottish Bar after arriving in Scotland on Thursday. And in all fairness, it’s a kid-friendly bar. Which means they serve the booze in sippy cups. They get ‘em started early over there. Helps with the tantrums.
Ok, ok. It’s a bar/restaurant that has a children’s play area with slides and trampolines. The kids’ menu includes, Shrek’s Sausages and ‘Pooh’s Stick Toffee Pudding. This place needs a new menu writer, man.
So what the heck is the Jolie-Pitt clan doing in Scotland? Apparently Brad is shooting a zombie movie, World War Z, in Glasgow. And Angelina flew in with the kids last Thursday. The restaurant/bar is in Balgarth, near the Scottish estate the family is living in until Brad finishes the movie.
Brad is also stars in the upcoming flick, Moneyball, alongside Jonah Hill. The movie is about baseball. And, I’m guessing, money. Anyway, Brad might be able to describe it better than I can:
“I saw it as a story about justice. How is a team with a $40 million payroll going to compete with a team with a $140 million payroll and another $100 million in reserves? Any talent they grow is going to get poached by the rich teams. That became really interesting to me.”
So basically, it's about underdogs, baseball, and money. And Brad says working with his younger costar gave him a new perspective on and appreciation for young comedians:
“Jonah’s a revelation in this thing – he’s a study in reserve. I think the most interesting work that’s been going on in the last couple of years is what the comedy guys have been doing. Guys like Jonah and Russell Brand and [Seth] Rogen and a few others … they picked up on an irreverence that started with Adam Sandler and continued with Will Ferrell, but they’ve been grounding it in a kind of pathos and humanity. I find it really strong work.”
Pitt and Hill grace the cover of New York magazine, and I’ve never thought that Brad was god’s gift to women or anything, but man, poor Jonah Hill. If this cover were a Greek statue, Brad would be Adonis and Jonah would be a creepy cherub peering sadly over his shoulder.
Moneyball hits theatres September 23.