The two actors met in ‘The Tourist’ in 2010 and stayed closed friends ever since. A source explained: “Angelina idolised Johnny for years before she worked with him on ‘The Tourist’, and then the pair of them really hit it off on set.”
Check out what Johnny Depp & Angelina Jolie said about each other while promoting “The Tourist” back in 2010.
Johnny recommended divorce lawyer Laura Wasser to Angelina, who represented the actor through his divorce from wife Amber Heard.
According to The Sun on Sunday newspaper: “The two of them have stayed in touch ever since then, and spoke regularly during the storm that surrounded Johnny’s break up with Amber. There’s no suggestion that their closeness played any part in Angelina and Brad’s split. But they have been speaking about the situation, and Angelina hired Johnny’s lawyer to represent her based on the advice that he has given her. Her friends are now speculating about what could happen between them if she and Brad are not reconciled and their divorce goes through.”
Angelina’s father Jon Voight said recently that his daughter is doing “fine”, but he did express concern for her children – Maddox, 15, Pax, 12, Zahara, 11, Shiloh, 10, and eight-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne.
He said: “I’m sure she’s doing fine. Listen, I’m concerned about anyone who’s going through tough times… for the family and for the kids.”
Angelina has also reportedly left the ‘Africa’ project- a movie where she was supposed to direct Brad in it, after filing for divorce.
A source told Heat Street: “This movie has been a nightmare to get off the ground from the beginning. Until the last few weeks Angelina was resolute in her intent to get it made but now she doesn’t want to direct it at all. Brad was still interested in acting in the movie— for him it was ‘Seven Years in Tibet’ set in Africa and he wasn’t ready to give up on it. But Angelina now doesn’t want to have any kind of relationship with him, personal or professional.”
She has said earlier this year: “I’ve felt a deep connection to Africa and its culture for much of my life, and was taken with Eric’s beautiful script about a man drawn into the violent conflict with elephant poachers who emerged with a deeper understanding of man’s footprint and a profound sense of responsibility for the world around him.”
Sadly that production is not happening.